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Man Comes Home to ‘XXX Freak Fest’ Orgy After Renting His NYC Apartment on Airbnb

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Airbnb gone very, very wrong.

If you thought that the biggest risk of Airbnb-ing your apartment was getting caught by your landlord or having a stranger go through your unmentionables, please take note.

New York comedian Ari Teman came back to his Chelsea apartment Friday — supposedly rented out to a guy whose brother and sister-in-law were in town for a wedding — only to allegedly find an “XXX Freak Fest,” also known as orgy, going on in his living room.

Teman promptly emailed the team at Airbnb:

Teman’s address was posted on a recently deleted tweet by @TWINN_GREEN that announced it as the site for the 10pm-4am, $25 “Manhattan XXX Freak Fest.” Not only was his furniture disassembled or thrown outside for maximum freaking space, but “it appears some stuffed animals were abused.” Teman chronicled his unfortunate findings on his Tumblr:

You just sent a porn sex fest into my apartment, and now I’ve got over $87,076 in losses. I had to call 911 and have these “XXX Freak Fest” people removed from my apartment, my super is having me evicted by my landlord, and I do not feel safe here anymore since hundreds of people got a text saying there’s an XXX sex fest in my apartment and continue showing up, according to the doormen who I’ll never be able to look in the face again.

Just some food for thought for the next time you are thinking of renting out your room for some extra cash.

AirBNB provided the following comment:

“Over 11 million guests have had a safe and positive experience on Airbnb and problems for hosts and guests are incredibly rare, but when they happen, we try to help make things right. We were appalled when we learned about this incident and we took immediate action to help this host. The individual who rented this space has been permanently removed from our site. We’ve reimbursed the host for damages to his apartment and ensured he has a new place to stay. In the days ahead, we’ll continue to work with the host to assist him with his additional needs and we will work cooperatively with any law enforcement agencies that investigate this matter.”

Gawker reports that within 24 hours, AirBNB sent over a locksmith to change the locks, put Teman up in a hotel for a week, and wired the disgruntled customer $23,817.

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