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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Realtors Having Sex

Posted by on Wed, Mar 12, 2014 at 8:27 AM

The Daily Mail has its pleasures:

Secret recorded video of two New Jersey realtors kinky 'sexual escapades' inside a house they were supposed to be selling has been released today by the irate owner who claims they used his home like 'a cheap motel'.
The revealing footage of Coldwell Banker realtors Robert Lindsay and Jeannemarie Phelan comes as homeowners, Richard and Sandra Weiner sue the pair for damages, claiming they were promised the house would sell for $650,000.
According to Weiner, his home security cameras recorded affectionate Phelan and Lindsay having sex at least 10 times - including on his marital bed - and he claims the realtors listed his home above market value so that they could use the house for their lurid affair.
What was the homeowner's response to this deeply distressing fucking business (on our marital bed, our expensive house treated like a cheap motel, violating ethical standards)? He made the video of the "lurid affair" public. That will punish the two lovers forever. Once your image is on the internet, it's there forever. God's eternal damnation is no match for the one that is the internet.


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Putting the video online was despicable and removes what might have been a potent bargaining chip.
Posted by wxPDX on March 12, 2014 at 8:50 AM · Report this
venomlash 2
@1: Bargaining chip, sure, maybe. Not sure what it was worth.
But despicable? They humped in front of his security cameras. What were they expecting?
Posted by venomlash on March 12, 2014 at 8:56 AM · Report this
Hulk 3
Posted by Hulk Http:// on March 12, 2014 at 8:59 AM · Report this
I'll never watch a Coldwell Banker commercial the same way again.
Posted by Ken Mehlman on March 12, 2014 at 8:59 AM · Report this
Frank Blethen's vodka distiller 5
Only in Joisy
Posted by Frank Blethen's vodka distiller on March 12, 2014 at 9:04 AM · Report this
lark 6
Good Morning Charles,
You have a point, a cynical point but a point nonetheless. I share some of that cynicism. That the homeowner posted that video is punitive and probably unethical. As @1 mentioned, it might have diminished his bargaining chip, the lawsuit against the couple. That said, the video is there forever in the internet universe.

It begs the rhetorical question to a situation unlike this but a cousin to this sordid affair (The couple didn't consent to their clandestine tryst being filmed and subsequently posted). Why would anyone voluntarily allow compromising video/pictures on the internet especially w/o compensation? The internet is indeed forever (sounds like eternity?). Consumers must be aware of photography/videos with their handheld and fixed electronic devices. A creepy moral to the technology/information revolution is that I believe modern society has lost all privacy. We must exercise vigilance. Otherwise, we could be "there forever".

Posted by lark on March 12, 2014 at 9:10 AM · Report this
@6 I'm not a lawyer, but I kind of doubt those horny realtors would be considered to have a reasonable expectation of privacy when doing stuff they weren't supposed to be doing in a house they didn't live in. Reality shows and the evening news cast often feature security camera footage of dumb criminals and people doing goofy stuff at work. I doubt they need permission from every person caught on tape to do that.
Posted by Ken Mehlman on March 12, 2014 at 9:31 AM · Report this
@2 I'm pretty strongly against the posting of sexual video and imagery to the interwebs without consent. What is this but another flavor of revenge porn? Yes the realtors were dumb, unethical, and probably liable. I still think their consent should be required to post this content online.
Posted by wxPDX on March 12, 2014 at 9:42 AM · Report this
@8 The difference is that the ex-girlfriend who let you make a video of her sucking your dick, but said she didn't want it on the internet, didn't do anything wrong. She was engaged in private sexual activity in a private place, so she has the right to control the dissemination of the record of that activity.
Posted by Ken Mehlman on March 12, 2014 at 10:03 AM · Report this
I find vigilantism of any kind to be morally problematic at best.
Posted by Solk512 on March 12, 2014 at 10:22 AM · Report this
My Godfather was a builder in Chicago and used to complain about this all the time. And this was 15 years ago. Apparently, this is a common problem that causes many people to turn a blind long as the appropriate profit is made.
Posted by Bonzer Terriffic on March 12, 2014 at 11:27 AM · Report this
seattlestew 12
I'm with Hulk (@3). The vengeful homeowner posting video of OLD people getting down is the real wrong here.
Posted by seattlestew on March 12, 2014 at 1:27 PM · Report this
undead ayn rand 13
As with any story from the Mail, I wonder if the events actually occurred.
Posted by undead ayn rand on March 12, 2014 at 1:31 PM · Report this
Knat 14
I hope that isn't a scolding tone I'm picking up on, since by reposting it here, you're adding to it, Charles.

And thank you for repeating the bullet points of the story three lines after they appeared in the block quote. My attention span is only 50 characters, after all.
Posted by Knat on March 12, 2014 at 7:47 PM · Report this

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