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Black House chief drew pictures of genitalia in ex’s home: suit

Sean Ludwick claims he became distraught after discovering girlfriend was having an affair
February 25, 2014 09:49AM

Sean Ludwick, founder and managing partner of Black House Development, has been accused of entering his ex-girlfriend’s Tribeca home and drawing penises on artwork he had made.

Ludwick was charged last week with stalking, criminal mischief, aggravated harassment, impersonation and computer trespassing. The 41-year-old used his own key to access the apartment of Lana Trevisan, an executive at the Gansevoort Hotel Group, and painted yellow images “in the shape of penises,” according to a complaint filed in Manhattan Criminal Court. The complaint said he also poured the rest of the paint on the floor. 

“I became unhappy when I found out she was having an affair,” Ludwick told the New York Post. “I augmented my work to reflect my emotions at that moment.”

Ludwick left his wife and two children to live with Trevisan, and then moved out after learning Trevisan was having an affair, the Post said.

Last year, Black House struck a deal to borrow over $82 million to finance two new ultra-luxe developments on West 29th Street in Chelsea, as previously reported. [NYP]Mark Maurer

  • Now this is a good news article. Lana embodies the Gansevoort aura of having fun and sleeping around

    • guest

      so it’s ok for him to leave his wife and kids to have an affair but Lana and “sleeping around” is all you got from this article? sad.

      • What I got was at least he was upfront and honest with his wife even though his intentions were horrible…Lana will now be looked up and down by everyone she deals with now to see whats under that dress

  • Guest

    What does this have to do with the real estate business? It’s gossip! Entire websites could be devoted to philandering real estate executives!