According to a $27 million Brooklyn federal suit filed Thursday, a former portfolio manager for an investment fund founded by George Soros sexually abused women at a Manhattan penthouse dungeon.
Howie Rubin, 62, is being accused by three unidentified plaintiffs, including two Playboy Playmates, of raping and beating them. The abuse was so severe that they needed medical attention.
Rubin rented an $8 million Metropolitan Tower penthouse in Midtown to engage in brutal sex with women. He also paid them for the experience.
Mr. Rubin gave the women between $2,000 and $5,000 per session.
The New York Post reports:
[The women] were shown to a side room featuring ropes, chains and sex toys along with other BDSM equipment.
Rubin gagged, tied up and viciously abused the women — even punching one in the head, the suit filed by civil lawyer John Balestriere said.
“I’m going to rape you like I rape my daughter,” Rubin barked during one of the alleged assaults.
In one session, he beat one of the women’s “breasts so badly that her right implant flipped,” the papers state.
The former Bear Stearns trader paid her $20,000 to repair the damage.
One plaintiff was tied up, gagged and shocked with a cattle prod in her groin before Rubin allegedly raped her, according to the filing.
I’m not exactly sure how it’s specifically rape when the women agreed and were paid unless at some point they said no and he continued to do what he was doing, which is possible if the women were not expecting the brutality.
Still, the accusations of wanting to rape them like he does his daughter is just as disturbing as the brutal descriptions in the lawsuit.
Rubin is also alleged to have collaborated with an attorney and two female “fixers” to get the plaintiffs to sign non-disclosure agreements.
Civil lawyer John Balestriere, who represents the plaintiffs said that Rubin and his helpers sought 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.”
Jeremy Saland, another attorney for one of the women said, “While arrogance and self-import may convince certain men otherwise, neither money nor power gives any person the right to victimize a woman.”
Rubin worked for Soros Fund Management from 2008 to 2015.
Zero Hedge reported in 2009, “Rubin is described in Michael Lewis in “Liar’s Poker” as the man who (in the days before Kerviel and other next gen “superstar” traders) had “lost more money on a single trade than anyone on the history of Wall Street.”