Lighter side: A cautionary AirBNB tale

An AirBNB host is now homeless – and blacklisted from renting in New York – after unwittingly renting his home out for an orgy party.

Ari Teman, a New York-based comedian, posted his rented apartment on AirBNB and thought he had booked a guest named “David” ostensibly using the unit to put up family in town for a wedding. What David actually had planned was much sexier.

Teman noticed some suspicious behaviour and decided to Google the number given to him by David. He discovered online advertisements for a “BBW Panty Raid Party” that was to be hosted in his own apartment.

Understandably, Teman – not wanting a group of strangers to fornicate all over his apartment – reached out to AirBNB, which paid to have the locks changed and sent him $23,817 for damages incurred while setting up the apartment for the pending romp.

And that’s where the story could have ended.

However, Teman’s landlord found out about his clandestine plan to profit on his rental apartment and has kicked him out. Not only that, Teman claims the landlord has had him put on a “blacklist” and he has not been able to rent another home.

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