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Secretive millionaire’s Tiger 21 club sues Halstead broker

Dorothy Somekh allegedly infiltrated organization to snag list of millionaire members

July 11, 2014 03:15PM

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From left: Dorothy Somekh and 51-53 East 53rd Street

From left: Dorothy Somekh and 51-53 East 73rd Street

Tiger 21, the world’s most exclusive private millionaire’s club, is suing Halstead Property broker Dorothy Somekh for allegedly infiltrating the secretive organization to find a buyer for a pricey Upper East Side property.

Somekh allegedly obtained the club’s notoriously secret member list in an effort to sell the $45 million townhouse at 51 East 73rd Street that was once home to movie star-turned-princess Grace Kelly and later, singer Harry Belafonte, the New York Daily News reported. The stomping ground of the world’s wealthiest entrepreneurs, who must have a minimum of $10 million in investable assets to join, the club claims Somekh pressured an employee of Tiger 21 to supply the list and then spammed them with advertisements for the property.

The five-story home, which came off the market in April, boasts a spread of over 12,000 square feet and is currently leased as six residential apartments and 12 professional offices that will be delivered vacant, according to the most recent details on StreetEasy. It is “ideal for a private residence,” according to that former listing.

A spokesperson for Halstead was not immediately available for comment to the Daily News. [NYDN]Julie Strickland

  • john

    Probably also looking for another husband.

  • PerryR

    Very smart move.

  • Two Piece and Biscuit

    First rule of Tiger 21: there is no Tiger 21
    Second rule of Tiger 21: there IS NO Tiger 21

  • Eric Malcome Lustgarten

    Concur. ALL of the below posts.

  • Esther

    I know Dorothy Somek for over 25 years. She is the most ethical broker I know and this law suit is someones EGO needing repair.

  • Jack Sparrow

    Yes, I saw this deal too, a broker from out of state sent it to me and claimed it was off market and that he was direct. So, I guess I got spammed too. Can I jump in on the wagon with Tiger 21? he he he. That girl is a hustler.
    Dorothy, next time you have something like that please email me.

  • shazam

    If this is in fact what she did….she has some brass balls.

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