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Daughter of ousted Trump campaign manager sued for Airbnb use

Jessica Manafort is accused of illegally renting her Soho apartment on the site
October 30, 2016 02:50PM

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Jessica Manafort (via IMDB) andBroome Street

The daughter of Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort is being accused of being a tad too liberal with Airbnb. The landlord of an apartment rented by Jessica Manafort claims that she was taking in some $30,000 a month illegally using the home-sharing site.

The owner of a building on Broome Street in Soho is suing Manafort and her husband Jeffrey Yohai. The couple are accused of renting out three apartments in the building for $699 a night each, plus fees, according to the New York Post.

The couple denies any wrongdoing.

“The apartments were never rented out on Airbnb,” Yohai told the Post, “My wife and father-in-law have nothing to do with it.”

Yohai claims that they leased the three units for $10,500 a month each in June 2011 to house film crews while he shot a movie. Yohai says that he plans to countersue against landlord Goose Mountain NYC.

Their lawyer Steve Czik told the Post that the apartments lacked heat, hot water and a certificate of occupancy for months. They also claim to have been illegally locked out the apartments by the landlord.

“How could we get $699 for an apartment like that?” Czik said, adding, “This is a retaliatory move.” [NYP]Christopher Cameron