Landlord Sued After Asking Tenant For Striptease In Exchange For Lower Rent

Written by Alyssa Brook October 11, 2019
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Landlord Sued After Asking Tenant For Striptease In Exchange For Lower Rent

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A Michigan landlord is being sued after bribing a future tenant with cheaper rent.

Sarah Joy Yoder, 39, says she wanted to rent a home from landlord Ryan McDonell in August 2018. He was initially renting the home in Lansing for $700.

However, the Lansing State Journal reports that he told her she could get it for cheaper if she got naked.

“I really liked that dress U had on the other day, any chance you would give me a striptease starting with a dress like that?” McDonell asked Yoder in text messages. “I’d assume we could make a deal after that.”

Yoder responded and said she was not a “hooker or stripper, even for a house,” but that didn’t stop him.

He also admitted to masturbating while watching her outside.

The married landlord said she didn’t have to get entirely naked just change into “something cute maybe and let me watch,” the suit adds.

Yoder says she was forced to look for alternative housing in Ingham County and is suing for financial compensation for emotional distress, as well as attorney fees and expert witness fees.

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