A former investment fund portfolio manager was sued in federal court on Thursday for allegedly keeping women hostage in his penthouse while raping and beating them.
New York Post reports that Howie Rubin, 62, who once worked for an investment fund founded by investor George Soros, is accused of renting a high-end penthouse in Manhattan, where he reportedly paid women $2,000 to $5,000 to come to his “penthouse dungeon” to have brutal sex with him.
Rubin gagged, tied up and viciously abused the women — even punching one in the head, according to the suit.
According to court documents, three women, including two former Playboy Playmates, sued Rubio after he allegedly beat them so brutally that they required medical intervention. They claimed that once inside the $8 million NYC Metropolitan tower penthouse, Rubin led them into a secret room filled with BDSM gadgets, such as ropes, whips, and chains. The plaintiffs indicated Rubin gagged and tied them up before beating them.
“I’m going to rape you like I rape my daughter,” Rubin allegedly told one of the victims.
“He continued to punch her, stating,’Howie is the daddy. The daddy has to beat his baby,” court documents state.
Court documents state that one of the “sex sessions” ended up with the victim losing a breast implant after Rubin allegedly pummeled her “breasts so badly that her right implant flipped.” Another victim said Rubin used a cattle prod to shock her in the groin area before brutally raping her.
“In the Penthouse, Rubin would beat and rape the women. Plaintiffs charge that Rubin and the other individuals and entities in the enterprise – who also perpetrated acts of obstruction of justice – violated the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) and the Trafficking Victims Protection Act and are liable for a series of other claims including assault, battery, illegal imprisonment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress,” court documents read, according to Mail Online.
Rubin apparently had the women sign non-disclosure agreements prior to engaging in the sex sessions, but Jeremy Saland, one of the victim’s lawyers, stated that the defendant’s “self importance” shouldn’t get him out of the alleged forced acts he committed.
“While arrogance and self-import may convince certain men otherwise, neither money nor power gives any person the right to victimize a woman.”
Rubio, who hasn’t commented on the lawsuit, has been married since 1985 to Harvard Business School graduate, Mary Henry. They have three grown children, including two daughters and a son.
According to the 62-page lawsuit, the victims are seeking $27 million in damages from plaintiff.
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