The three plaintiffs, two of whom were Playboy Playmates, claim Rubin raped and beat them to the point that they needed extensive medical attention, court papers say.
Portfolio manager sued for rape, beating women in penthouse dungeon in Manhattan, NY
Howard “Howie” Rubin has been accused or rape, assault and human trafficking in $27million lawsuit filed by three Florida women, accusers include two ex-Playboy bunnies
Rubin, 62, allegedly rented lavish Metropolitan Tower apt to indulge in brutal sex with women whom he paid between $2,000 and $5,000 per session
Lurid details describe Rubin gagging, tying up violently raping his victims, then having his assistants offer more cash, settle medical bills – he allegedly punched a victim in the head, tied up, gagged and shocked another woman with a cattle prod in her groin before raping her
On another occasion, he allegedly said “I’m going to rape you like I rape my daughter,” during one of the assaults
Formerly with Bear Stearns, Howie Rubin is a notorious portfolio manager whose high-stakes dealing allegedly led to $377million in losses at Merrill Lynch in 1987
Married with three children, Rubin is accused of working with two female fixers and a lawyer to “cover up his sexual misconduct and criminal abuse of women, serving as a cover for his human trafficking scheme
Rubin associates Stephanie Shon and Jennifer Powers, cited for contacting litigants with offers of thousands of dollars and freebies to appear in photo-shoots and offer him ‘companionship’
Shon and Powers allegedly, contacted the women, had them sign non-disclosure agreements, and paid hush money when injuries occurred
Howie Rubin under fire from women who have accused of violent rape and abuse, then paying hush money
Rubin, 62, who has been married since the 1980s to his former Harvard Business School classmate Mary Henry is named alongside two female associates Stephanie Shon and Jennifer Powers. Attorney Yifat Schnur is the fourth person named in the lawsuit.
The suit says Rubin’s ‘chief crime location’ was the lavish Metropolitan Tower in Manhattan where according yo the accusers, he beat and raped them in an $8million penthouse.
Howard “Howie” Rubin allegedly, is renting the lavish Metro Tower apartment for the purpose of indulging in brutal sex with women whom he paid between $2,000 and $5,000 per session, according to the suit filed Thursday.
At the lavish penthouse, they were shown to a side room featuring ropes, chains and sex toys along with other BDSM equipment.
Rubin they said, gagged, tied up and viciously abused the women, even punching one in the head.
“I’m going to rape you like I rape my daughter,” Rubin allegedly told one of the plaintiffs during one of the assaults.￼
The suit describes four different incidents in 2016, where the former portfolio manager for an investment fund founded by financier George Soros sexually abused women at a Manhattan penthouse dungeon, according to a $27 million Brooklyn federal suit, filed by civil lawyer John Balestriere.
The women sometimes traveled to meet him in pairs and on other occasions they went alone, they said. Each claimed they returned after the first violent encounter because they needed money. All say they were first contacted by Rubin’s staff on Instagram through its direct messaging function.
Former model and Rubin’s associate Stephanie Shon was named in the lawsuit as a fixer for her boss
Rubin’s associates Stephanie Shon and Jennifer Powers, a former model herself who claimed to have slept with Rubin before starting to work for him, allegedly offered them thousands of dollars and free flights to New York to appear in photo-shoots and offer him ‘companionship’.
Once they were in the city, they say they would take cabs to the penthouse from the airport where they’re met by his employees. However each was forced to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements before they could meet their host.
The women say they met with him for dinner and drinks first at the Viceroy Central Park [photo], for dinner, before the not-so fun games began
The routine was the same, the women say – First they went to a nearby bar for dinner and drinks then returned to the apartment where they claim Rubin drugged, beat and raped them before leaving ‘to go home to his wife and kids’.
Once in the penthouse, the women say Rubin turned on them. The sex was violent, often he beat them so severely that they required medical treatment.
His associates would then offer them more cash in exchange for their silence and paid their medical bills, they claim.
One alleged victim says he once beat her so badly that her breast implant ‘flipped’. He continued to punch her, stating: “Howie is the daddy. The daddy has to beat his baby’.
The suit says Rubin’s ‘chief crime location’ was the super luxurious Metropolitan Tower in Manhattan where the women say he beat and raped them in an $8million penthouse
The former Bear Stearns trader paid her $20,000 to repair the damage.
Another says he once threatened: ‘I’m going to rape you like my daughter,’ before proceeding with the act.
One plaintiff was tied up, gagged and shocked with a cattle prod in her groin before Rubin allegedly raped her, according to the filing.
Rubin, who the plaintiffs accuse of collaborating with two female fixers and a lawyer, had his alleged victims sign non-disclosure agreements, in a bid to “cover up Rubin’s sexual misconduct and criminal abuse of women and to serve as a cover for his wide-ranging human trafficking scheme,” wrote Balestriere.
Rubin allegedly ordered co-defendants to contact the women on social media, initiating the contact. One says that in August this year, she received a direct message from Stephanie Shon on Instagram.
A lawyer for one of the women blasted Rubin’s alleged conduct.
“While arrogance and self-import may convince certain men otherwise, neither money nor power gives any person the right to victimize a woman,” said Jeremy Saland.