Landlord Who Made Tenant Sign Contract Promising “Fellatio And Cunnilingus” On Trial In Las Vegas

Posted August 13, 2022 by with 1 comment

Surprised this wasn’t in Florida, but I suppose people in Las Vegas (or anywhere in the United States, really) can be just as disgusting as people in the sunshine state. Via Newsweek:

A Las Vegas landlord forced a homeless mother of five to sign a sex contract in exchange for housing, according to a lawsuit being fought in federal court.

Landlord Allan Rothstein preyed on the family’s desperation, according to court documents. In 2018, mom Candy Torres and her children were living week to week without reliable shelter in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were finally approved for a housing voucher through Section 8, a federal program that funds local public housing authorities to help low-income families rent from private landlords.

“One of the provisions of Section 8 is that once you’re approved, you have to find a residence that will be covered by the program within about 60 days of when you’re approved,” said housing lawyer Bruce Flammey to KTNV-TV, analyzing Torres’s case for the local station.

As a result, the mom might have seen no option but to sign Rothstein’s required forms. One of these had the title, “Direct Consent for Sexual Intercourse and or Fellatio or Cunnilingus.”

The form said that Torres “hereby and freely gives their total consent” to sexual activities with Rothstein, court documents said.

In addition to coercion, Torres’s lawsuit accused the landlord of charging illegal fees and wrongfully evicting her family after she refused sexual encounters.

[Newsweek]