Man Says He Missed the Orgy,|But Wanted to Be on the Show

     MANHATTAN (CN) – In a bizarre lawsuit, a comedian claims he had nothing to do with a “sex orgy party held in his apartment” that was arranged through social networks – but that he could have gained valuable publicity from talking about it on “Good Morning America” if his condo managers hadn’t defamed him to the show.
     Ari Teman sued The Board of Managers of the Chadwin House Condominium, Mark Greenberg Real Estate Company, Sam Koubti, Cliff Pereira and Margherita Aloi Pereira on Monday in New York County Supreme Court.
     They are the only defendants. The lawsuit does not state precisely what roles Koubti or the Pereiras occupy at the condo.
     Teman says that he lives in the Chadwin House, on Seventh Avenue in Manhattan.
     He claims that reports of the sex orgy have been published in at least 90 major news outlets, and that he had nothing to do with it, as he had rented out his apartment through AirBnB, and that the media has branded it the “AirBnB Sex Scandal” and the “AirBnB Freak Fest.”
     Here’s what happened, Teman says in the 10-page lawsuit.
     “Good Morning America” producer Jennifer Leong tried to contact him on April 22, by calling him at the Chadwin House. She wanted him to appear on the show “in regard to an unauthorized adult sex orgy party held in his apartment that was coordinated through social networking websites.”
     Teman says the party happened after he rented his place to a man who told him, falsely, that he would be the sole occupant.
     The complaint states: “Jennifer Leong spoke with Koubti, who slandered Teman by making false statements such as ‘[Teman] no longer lived in the building,’ that Teman was ‘insane,’ ‘troubled,’ a ‘bad tenant,’ and ‘lying and that the story never happened.”
     “Based upon Jennifer Leong’s conversation with Koubti, ‘Good Morning America’
     declined to bring Teman on the show for an appearance.
     “Teman is a professional comedian, and the appearance and press he would have
     received on ‘Good Morning America’ would have significantly benefited his professional career, and future earnings.”
     Teman seeks punitive damages for defamation, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and tortious interference with business relations.
     He is represented by Garry Voskresensky, of Ridgewood.

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