One of the twin heirs of a real estate company accused of “extremely disturbing” rape allegations in New York is leaving the company

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One of the twin brothers who both inherited real estate and are accused of two Manhattan rapes has resigned from the company he co-founded. The company described the allegations to employees on Tuesday as “extremely disturbing.”

This development came when the lawyer for the alleged victims told the Washington Post that the accused brothers Alon and Oren Alexander had tried to negotiate a deal with one of their accusers, but she had refused.

“It’s not about money,” said the women’s lawyer, Evan Torgan, referring to the lawsuit.

Oren Alexander resigned from his company on Tuesday. Eyepix Group/LightRocket via Getty Images

In the case of plaintiff Rebecca Mandel, I guarantee that she would give up any compensation to support other rape victims and wants nothing for herself,” Torgan said.

The multimillionaire brothers are accused of committing “heinous” acts that were “extreme and outrageous to such an extent that the act was cruel and intolerable in a civilized society,” according to court documents.

One of the brothers’ alleged crimes took place in a notorious party palace called “Sir Ivan’s Castle” in the Hamptons.

The plaintiffs – Mandel and Kate Whiteman – allege that Oren, co-founder of the Side-backed brokerage firm Official, and Alon, an executive at a private security company, took turns brutally raping them in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

The Alexanders’ attorney, Jim Ferraro, has denied the allegations and described the lawsuits as a blatant money-making scheme. He did not respond to a request for comment from The Post on Tuesday.

The controversial high-performance twins Oren and Alon Alexander attend the farewell party of NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon in Miami in 2015. Aaron Davidson

In a later deleted Instagram post on Tuesday, Oren admitted that he would at least temporarily step down from his job at real estate giant OFFICIAL after the explosive lawsuits filed in March surfaced on Monday.

“Out of respect for our clients and loyal colleagues, I have decided to take a break from my work at OFFICIAL as I shift my focus to fighting these baseless civil suits,” he wrote.

“I am confident that through review of the extensive evidence, including text messages and other communications, the truth will emerge,” he said. “I look forward to clearing my name and reuniting with my co-founders to continue the incredible work we do on behalf of our clients.”

The company’s own statement said Oren and OFFICIAL had “mutually agreed that he would step away from the company during the negotiation process.”

The company’s co-founder, Nicole Oge, also wrote in an internal email to employees obtained by The Washington Post: “As you have probably seen, co-founder Oren Alexander has been served with two civil lawsuits related to assault allegations dating back to 2010 and 2012.

“The allegations are extremely disturbing and have caused significant concern in our industry and beyond.

Oren said in an Instagram post on Tuesday that he had decided to step down from his position “out of respect for our customers and loyal colleagues.” Eyepix Group/LightRocket via Getty Images

“Oren and OFFICIAL have agreed that Oren will step away from the company for the duration of the litigation in order to preserve the extraordinary reputation that our firm has built in a very short period of time.

“We believe this decision best serves your interests, those of our agents and our clients, as well as the company’s culture and reputation,” she continued. “We trust our legal system to bring this to a fair and just conclusion.”

According to civil lawsuits filed against them, the twins raped two women in 2010 and 2012. Matthew Peyton

The Alexanders’ lawyer, Ferraro, had previously told the Washington Post in a statement that the lawsuit was “made public after (the Alexanders) decided not to give in to a tens of millions of dollars demand.”

One of the alleged rapes occurred in a castle in the Hamptons owned by a cape-wearing recording artist. Jerritt Clark

“We are confident that this matter will be decided in their favor because we have an extensive body of hard evidence, including phone records, text messages, emails and other documents, the contents of which clearly refute these allegations,” he said.

The New York Adult Survivors Act – which took effect on November 24, 2022, and was set to expire on November 24, 2023 – allowed alleged survivors of sexual assault to seek justice regardless of when the assault occurred.

The deadline for filing lawsuits was subsequently extended to March 2025 to allow for lawsuits against the Alexanders.

Kate Whiteman claims she was attacked by the Alexander brothers in 2012 at Sir Ivan’s Castle in Water Mill, Louisiana. Jerritt Clark
Oren Alexander celebrates the return of The Raleigh, a Rosewood Hotel and Residences, at the Carlyle in Manhattan on May 8, 2024. Darian DiCianno/

Whiteman’s rape is said to have taken place at “Sir Ivan’s Castle” in Water Mill, Louisiana – a Hamptons party palace and dungeon. The place has been called “the Playboy mansion of the East Coast” and is owned by the flamboyant, cape-wearing banking heir and later recording artist Ivan Wilzig.

In her complaint, Whiteman said the brothers kidnapped her, took her to the huge, kitschy castle and dragged her into a large bedroom where she was “sexually assaulted, abused, raped, held down, groped, harassed, beaten and groped” by defendants Alon and Oren.

However, her attempt to escape was in vain, the lawsuit states.

According to court documents, the twins attacked Mandel in 2010 when she was 18 years old.

She met her in a now-closed club in the Meatpacking District, where Alon allegedly slipped drugs into her drink.

Her lawsuit states that the brothers later raped her in her apartment after luring her there under false pretenses.

The Alexander twins, who now live in Miami Beach, come from a real estate dynasty led by their father, Shlomy Alexander.

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