This Could Happen to You in Gotham! Beware! Be Wary!

Locked
Ralph
Dittersdorf Specialist & CMG NY Host
Posts: 20996
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:54 am
Location: Paradise on Earth, New York, NY

This Could Happen to You in Gotham! Beware! Be Wary!

Post by Ralph » Fri Jul 29, 2005 6:03 am

New York Daily News - http://www.nydailynews.com
40G escort tab?
It's a trick, he sez
By HELEN PETERSON
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER
Thursday, July 28th, 2005

Oh what a night! Too bad Leonard Monfredo can't remember it.

The Gramercy Park man, who blacked out during what appears on credit card bills to be a $40,000 evening of Hefnerian debauchery, says he was really the victim of eight gold-digging escorts.

"The poor guy is embarrassed to death," said Kevin Claffey, attorney for Monfredo, 33. "The problem is, he doesn't remember a lot."

According to Monfredo's lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court, he called Midnight Club Escorts in Jamaica, Queens, on March 19 "for the purpose of retaining the services of one of its escorts."

Fifteen hours later, however, he awoke with only the fuzziest of memories of the night - and three massive credit card bills for everything from endless bottles of champagne to an $11,000 charge for classical music compact discs at Tower Records. One credit card company deemed $20,000 in charges unauthorized, but two other banks, MBNA and Advanta Bank Corp., upheld a similar total, according to the suit.

Monfredo accuses one of the women, identified only as Jane Doe 1, of slipping him "a controlled substance" that put him into an "inebriated and semiconscious state." Claffey said that he had no compact discs when he awoke and that an itemized receipt obtained from Tower showed he had allegedly selected music by Bruckner, Mahler and Dittersdorf. "What average Joe listens to that kind of stuff?"

The suit accuses the woman of inviting seven colleagues to his apartment, where they allegedly had a party with his credit cards. Monfredo says he did not realize there were eight women in his apartment until he was informed by his doorman the next day. "I guess the doorman thought he was having a party," Claffey said.

Claffey described Monfredo, a writer and photographer, as 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds.

"If it can happen to Lenny, it can happen to anyone," he said. "He's a big guy. He's in good shape.... Three guys couldn't take him. It took a woman."

Claffey said his client filed a complaint with the police, but said they considered it a civil matter.

The lawyer called the bill a financial hit "for a working guy."

The suit seeks $1 million in punitive damages from the escort service, plus $19,500 for the credit card charges that went through. MBNA, Advanta and Midnight Club Escorts had no immediate comment.
Image

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

Albert Einstein

operafan
Posts: 527
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 10:18 am
Location: San francisco

Re: This Could Happen to You in Gotham! Beware! Be Wary!

Post by operafan » Sat Jul 30, 2005 12:02 am

Ralph wrote:
Fifteen hours later, however, he awoke with only the fuzziest of memories of the night - and three massive credit card bills for everything from endless bottles of champagne to an $11,000 charge for classical music compact discs at Tower Records. One credit card company deemed $20,000 in charges unauthorized, but two other banks, MBNA and Advanta Bank Corp., upheld a similar total, according to the suit.
Lordy, lordy I do want to meet an escort service whose taste runs to classical CDs. Do they have men? (I mean just for looking at because my children are so rigid that they won't accept a new hairdo, nevermind an 'alternative husband'). I do have one little question, just how does one carry 600+ CDs when one is blitzed? Trick I'd like to master.

Ralph
Dittersdorf Specialist & CMG NY Host
Posts: 20996
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:54 am
Location: Paradise on Earth, New York, NY

Re: This Could Happen to You in Gotham! Beware! Be Wary!

Post by Ralph » Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:01 am

operafan wrote:
Ralph wrote:
Fifteen hours later, however, he awoke with only the fuzziest of memories of the night - and three massive credit card bills for everything from endless bottles of champagne to an $11,000 charge for classical music compact discs at Tower Records. One credit card company deemed $20,000 in charges unauthorized, but two other banks, MBNA and Advanta Bank Corp., upheld a similar total, according to the suit.
Lordy, lordy I do want to meet an escort service whose taste runs to classical CDs. Do they have men? (I mean just for looking at because my children are so rigid that they won't accept a new hairdo, nevermind an 'alternative husband'). I do have one little question, just how does one carry 600+ CDs when one is blitzed? Trick I'd like to master.
*****

You get a cab and put them in the trunk. Not that hard. I've done it.
Image

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

Albert Einstein

jbuck919
Military Band Specialist
Posts: 26732
Joined: Wed Jan 28, 2004 10:15 pm
Location: Stony Creek, New York

Post by jbuck919 » Sat Jul 30, 2005 5:13 am

What I'd like to know is what Ralph was doing reading the News.
After years of reproducing articles from the Times with impunity, woudn't it be ironic if the odious News gets mad at him for copying and altering a story? Not that I wish such a fate on our dear Ralph.

There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
-- Johann Sebastian Bach

Ralph
Dittersdorf Specialist & CMG NY Host
Posts: 20996
Joined: Fri Mar 25, 2005 6:54 am
Location: Paradise on Earth, New York, NY

Post by Ralph » Sat Jul 30, 2005 6:30 am

jbuck919 wrote:What I'd like to know is what Ralph was doing reading the News.
After years of reproducing articles from the Times with impunity, woudn't it be ironic if the odious News gets mad at him for copying and altering a story? Not that I wish such a fate on our dear Ralph.
*****

"Altering?" What are you talking about?

I access the Daily News every morning because often there's an NYC story that won't be highlighted or even reported in the Times. But I don't buy the paper. :)
Image

"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."

Albert Einstein

Locked

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests