A New York real estate attorney has a mansion, an expensive car, and a secret life.
What’s not to like?
A Biltmont estate lawyer is now the subject of a lawsuit alleging sexual harassment and assault.
The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court by former attorney Lisa Bloom, who sued the mansion’s owner, former hedge fund manager Paul Singer, alleging he groped her and attempted to have sex with her at the home in 2007.
Singer denies the allegations.
In a statement, Singer called the suit baseless and untrue.
He called the allegations “simply false” and “not based on truth or reality.”
Bloom’s lawyer, Paul Gersh, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the suit was filed on behalf of a former client and not a client of hers.
“It was a private matter between a former law partner, not a lawyer,” Gershy said.
“This lawsuit is without merit.
The lawsuit is based on a single document, not the totality of a number of women’s experiences.”
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and an injunction that would bar Singer from owning the mansion.