Real Estate Agent Accused Of Affair At Client’s Home Countersuing Over Tapes
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New surveillance video that was released in the case against two real estate agents who are accused of using a client’s home to hide a steamy affair is now at the center of a countersuit that alleges extortion against the homeowners.
As CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez reported Tuesday, the video obtained by “Inside Edition” reveals veteran real estate agent Robert Lindsay locking lips with fellow agent Jeannemarie Phelan at a home Lindsay was hired to sell.
The homeowners, Richard and Sandra Weiner, filed a lawsuit against the pair as well as Coldwell Banker Real Estate for allegedly using their Wayne, N.J. home as their play pad to have sexual relations while the couple was at work.
The Weiners said a surveillance system captured the agents making repeated afternoon visits to the home. Video from inside the master bedroom shows Lindsay and Phelan getting dressed after allegedly having sex, Sanchez reported.
Lindsay is also accused of making his very own key, so he would not have to use the electronic lock box that keeps track of visiting agents.
The Weiners claim “Lindsay intentionally listed the home at above market value so that there would be little traffic in the home.”
But cameras caught plenty of activity, including the moment when Lindsay and Phelan realized they were being recorded, Sanchez reported.
Now, Lindsay is countersuing the Weiners, claiming they attempted to extort money from him in exchange for not releasing the telling surveillance tapes.
Lindsay alleges the Weiners asked for $990,000 in exchange for keeping the surveillance video secret.
Richard Weiner told CBS 2 there is no truth to the countersuit.
“There is absolutely no truth to the extortion claims,” Weiner said. “Robert Lindsay and Jeannemarie Phelan were never asked for one red cent.”
Weiner said he wishes the accused realtors would have focused less time on themselves, and more time selling the house, so maybe none of this would have ever happened.
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