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Realtors' Alleged Sexual Trysts in Client's Home a 'Serious' Matter, Lawyer Says

Richard and Sandra Weiner released a statement through their attorney to clarify their motives for filing lawsuit against realtors allegedly caught having sex in their home.

Photos of video camera placement in the kitchen of Richard and Sandra Weiner's home.
Photos of video camera placement in the kitchen of Richard and Sandra Weiner's home.

Former Wayne homeowners are speaking out through their lawyer for the first time since accusing a real estate agent they hired to sell their township home of having sex with a colleague in the residence nearly a dozen times.

Ronald T. Nagle, an attorney representing Richard and Sandra Weiner, issued a statement last week saying his clients are not seeking media attention with their lawsuit.

The Weiners filed a lawsuit in December claiming Coldwell Banker realtor Robert Lindsay, a Wayne resident, had sex with his colleague, Jeannemarie Phelan, also a Wayne resident, in their home 11 times. The couple claims they caught the “sexual escapades” on their home’s security cameras. 

Both Lindsay and Phelan have filed countersuits claiming Weiner tried to extort $1 million from them.

“Despite a strong public and social media interest in this matter, the Weiners have not spoken to the press and have not granted any requests for interviews despite numerous demands,” Nagle said in the statement. “One of the defendants’ attorneys was quoted as stating the Weiners wanted to try their case in the media—this is not true.”

Coldwell Banker representatives have said the company cut ties with Lindsay and Phelan immediately after hearing about the alleged incidents. The company also referred to the real estate agents as "independent contractors." However, Nagle argues the realty’s reaction was not been severe enough.

“Coldwell Banker has treated this matter as if their realtors Robert Lindsay and Jeannemarie Phelan spilled a cup of coffee in the Weiner’s home,” he said.

“The allegations are much more serious and important to the Weiners and, clearly, should be important to current Coldwell Banker clients.”

The lawyer questioned whether the real estate agency actually severed its relationship with the realtors.

Nagle also refuted claims the Weiners’ home contained hidden cameras, and released a photo showing the placement of one of the cameras in the home.

“Our only intention here is to refute and clarify the obvious public positioning of both Coldwell Banker and the two former Coldwell Banker realtors,” he said. 

The New Jersey Real Estate Commission is investigating the case. Since the alleged incidents occurred beginning in 2011, the Weiners have moved to Denville. 

Windrunner February 07, 2014 at 12:16 AM
It was their home, currently being shown to strangers coming in and out, the cameras sound smart. The realtors were NOT showing the house, had no business being there for sex, and both should have been shown the door by Caldwell. Yet the homeowners should be compensated? What are the damages exactly? More a police matter of trespass, and public humiliation, to end this story.
Pad February 07, 2014 at 10:28 AM
They were both fired by Coldwell Banker. It's amazing how people sort of condone this type of behavior between these two so called professionals. Again if anyone wanted to extort money from them why would they call the police knowing a police report would be made. The report then becomes public knowledge etc. These two are getting what they deserve. They disgraced their families, their employer, their co-worker and themselves by their unethical and immoral behavior.
Windrunner February 07, 2014 at 12:43 PM
Thank you, Pad, for that info. I didn't know they got canned, and that is exactly what Caldwell should do with employees like that.
Wayne's World February 07, 2014 at 01:57 PM
Pad - Stargazer made my point far more succinctly than I did. I think everyone agrees about the lack of morals/ethics/professionalism and the disgrace brought on by their actions. But other than trespass, I still can't see compensable damages. Unless they can prove the value of the house went down because of their actions.
Pad February 07, 2014 at 04:49 PM
Well, Coldwell Banker already tried to settle out of court and they declined the settlement offer. I am sure Coldwell Banker consulted their legal advisors on this. If there was nothing to it they wouldn't have tried to settle financially now would they? There is criminal trespass, violation of contracts, emotional distress and so on. They will win a pretty good settlement on this I am sure. The value of the house will weigh very little on this case.

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