The Real Deal New York

Airbnb “Freak Fest” orgy leaves NYC man homeless

The incident put comedian Ari Teman on the blacklist
May 30, 2015 02:00PM

Last year, comedian Ari Teman made headlines after renting out his Seventh Avenue studio on Airbnb. But his guests weren’t wholesome holiday makers.

Teman discovered that an orgy, billed as “XXX FREAK FEST,” was taking place in his apartment. Since then, he’s been blacklisted and left homeless.

It’s a Airbnb worst case scenario. And Teman has written an open letter on Tumblr excoriating Airbnb for “abandoning” him following the incident.

“Dear Brian, Anna, and Airbnb,

I am homeless because you stuck a ‘XXX Freak Fest’ orgy in my apartment and abandoned me to deal with the fall out.

I’m not homeless because of finances – though the unimagined debt and massive amount of lost work caused by your orgy hasn’t helped – but because thanks to Airbnb, I’m on a blacklist and cannot get a legitimate lease in all of New York City.”

Teman goes on to claim that landlords are even refusing to accept a full year’s up-front payment.

“I’ve had to sleep in over 20 places since you put an orgy in my apartment, because I cannot get a lease. I’m exhausted and want a home,” he writes. [Tumblr]Christopher Cameron