A Cantor Fitzgerald exec’s spouse tearfully denied allegations that her household was exploiting pandemic-related protections to keep away from eviction from a $5 million Hamptons mansion, in accordance to a report Friday.
“I’m not squatting, I’m just trying to keep my kids with a roof over their heads,” Stephanie Pion, 39, informed the Daily Mail within the driveway of the Water Mill house.
The Post revealed Tuesday that Pion and hubby Paul Pion had been being sued for refusing to vacate the premises after their $10,000-a-month lease expired on May 31, although they allegedly have an condominium in Manhattan.
A supply acquainted with the matter additionally likened the state of affairs inside to “an episode of ‘Hoarders’” — the fact TV present about individuals who obsessively fill their houses with possessions — and courtroom papers describe an appraiser as saying that “the house was a mess, and the occupant was crazy.”
Stephanie informed the Mail, “There’s no to truth to what they say.”
“I don’t have a city apartment. I’m not a billionaire, or whatever they make me out to be,” she mentioned.
“The house is a very clean house. But I’m a normal person.”
Undated pictures of the “Bauhaus-inspired” house’s inside obtained by the Mail present it neat and clear, however with totally different furnishings and decorations than seen in a present itemizing on the Corcoran website.
A video obtained by The Post exhibits the inside cluttered with mounds of clothes piled up on furnishings and strewn across the flooring, and a hallway partially blocked by a rolling garments rack.
A supply who’s been inside the house added: “The place was full of crap. I couldn’t even walk through the garage — it was full of s–t. There were piles of clothes everywhere in everywhere room all over the floor.”
“This was a $5 million house — not a little Cape Cod. It was really weird,” the supply added
Stephanie Pion informed the Mail that she and Paul, described in courtroom papers as Cantor’s “ultra-wealthy” senior managing associate and chief administrative officer, thought of shopping for the place from proprietor Damian Krause however that the deal fell by means of.
“He wanted to do it, an exchange, and I said, being a nice person, ‘OK, no problem.’ And then he didn’t put a penny into it,” she claimed.
Stephanie added: “All I’m asking for is a little more time. Because I need to find a place.”
Last month, the state legislature prolonged by means of Aug. 31 a moratorium on the eviction of tenants who declare a monetary or medical hardship attributable to the COVID-19 disaster.
The Suffolk Supreme Court go well with filed towards the Pions by Krause Estates LLC seeks a courtroom order for his or her “immediate removal” on grounds that they don’t qualify for the safety.
It additionally seeks unspecified damages for his or her “objectionable course of conduct,” which allegedly consists of “misuse and overuse of the household systems and lack of routine maintenance.”
A deal to promote the home for $4.97 million was supposed to have closed on Tuesday, the go well with says.
The potential purchaser, industrial actual property banker Aaron Appel, informed the Mail, “This is not my fight.”
“I have a contract with the owner,” he mentioned.
“The owner has to deliver vacant possession of the house. That’s for them to work out.”
Krause didn’t reply to a request for remark, the Mail mentioned.