Ariana Huffington sued for allegedly trashing Chelsea apartment

Ariana Huffington is being accused of trashing a Chelsea apartment she was leasing. Credit: Metro File.
Ariana Huffington is being accused of trashing a Chelsea apartment she was leasing. Credit: Metro File.

A documentary filmmaker is reportedly suing Ariana Huffington, on the grounds that she “trashed” his Chelsea apartment while leasing it, according to AP reports.

The suit was apparently filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday, asking for $275,000 in damages.

Filmmaker Eric Steel reportedly contends “the walls of the apartment were gouged, stained and otherwise damaged,” during Huffington’s two-year stay.

Steel insists the terms of the lease agreement forbade Huffington from using the loft for business or parties.

Huffington has denied the allegations, and said that Steel “happily” renewed the lease twice and visited the apartment.

In the same statement, she reported that Steel had refused to return her $93,000 deposit.

The apartment was reportedly designed by Steel’s stepfather, modernist architect Charles Gwathmey.

 

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