A millionaire timeshare mogul in Las Vegas has accused Instagram star Stefanie Gurzanski of secretly taking nude photos in his mansions and jets to sell on OnlyFans, and claims she duped him into lavishing her with expensive gifts.
Stephen J. Cloobeck, 59, made the claims against his ex-girlfriend in a restraining order application and amended lawsuit filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court and reviewed by DailyMail.com.
The filings level explosive allegations that Gurzanski, 26, is a ‘con artist’ who bilked him for $1.3 million in gifts over their roughly six-month relationship, and come after the model obtained her own temporary restraining order against the mogul.
Cloobeck, the founder and former CEO of Diamond Resorts International as well as a prominent Democratic donor, accused the much-younger Gurzanski of tricking him into believing she was a legitimate fashion model.
In reality, he claims, she made her living selling pornography on the subscription site OnlyFans, using his lavish lifestyle behind his back as a backdrop for her X-rated shoots.
Gurzanski also is well known for her racy photos on Instagram, where she has 1.8 million followers. Her attorney, Arthur H. Barens, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com on Monday.
Stephen J. Cloobeck, 59, (left) has accused his ex-girlfriend Stephanie Gurzanski, 26, (right) of secretly taking nude photos in his mansions and jets to sell on OnlyFans
In court filings, Cloobeck shared racy images such as the one above that he said Gurzanski had taken behind his back in his mansion and private jet to share online
Gurzanski runs a lucrative OnlyFans account and is also is well known for her racy photos on Instagram (above), where she has 1.8 million followers
After Cloobeck initially filed his lawsuit in January, Gurzanski in court filings called him a jilted ex who will stop at nothing to get her back, accusing him of harrying her with legal threats to force her back into his arms.
Cloobeck, who once appeared on the reality TV show Undercover Boss, has an estimated net worth of $100 million — and the mogul now laments that his much younger girlfriend was just bilking him for cash and gifts.
The millionaire met Gurzanski through a mutual friend in the summer of 2020, soon after splitting with his wife of 22 years, and the two ‘seemed to hit it off immediately’, according to court filings.
The infatuated Cloobeck ‘spent nearly every waking moment with’ the young model and splurged to buy her jewelry, lavish parties, private jet trips as well as paying her lease for a luxury apartment in Beverly Hills, according to the complaint.
Cloobeck claims that Gurzanski, who also goes by Stefanie Knight, deceived him into believing that she was ‘a legitimate fashion model’ by using mocked-up fashion shoots that were never published, and paying to place her image on the cover of foreign magazines.
The mogul said that he believed Gurzanski wanted to pursue a lifelong relationship after she ‘professed her love’ for him — but that all along she was using him for his money while selling nudes on OnlyFans without his knowledge.
Cloobeck claims Gurzanski was using him for his money while selling nudes on OnlyFans (above) without his knowledge, after she claimed to be a ‘legitimate fashion model’
Cloobeck alleges that Gurzanski (left and right) secretly used his private jets and mansions as backdrops for her nude OnlyFans shoots — including while his teenage daughter was at home
Cloobeck, the founder and former CEO of Diamond Resorts International as well as a prominent Democratic donor, is seen with Barack Obama at a 2011 fundraiser in Las Vegas
In the most explosive claims, Cloobeck alleges that Gurzanski secretly used his private jets and mansions as backdrops for her nude OnlyFans shoots — including while his teenage daughter was in the house.
‘In one of the most egregious, but by no means only, examples of this disrespectful intrusion into Cloobeck’s private life, Gurzanski posed topless wearing a yarmulke from his son’s bar mitzvah,’ the complaint states.
Cloobeck argues that the pornographic photos ‘clearly depict and identify’ his property in an invasion of his privacy, and have caused ‘irreparable harm’ to his reputation as a businessman and political donor.
‘Many of the OnlyFans and social media photographs published by Gurzanski feature Cloobeck’s fixtures, furnishings, and luxury goods,’ the restraining order application states, arguing that the nude pictures put him at risk of burglary.
‘She posed in the bathroom of his jet, in his private suite at The Mansion at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, in his bedrooms, on a yacht he rented, and anywhere else where she could sneak a photo to peddle on the internet,’ the complaint states.
‘On occasion, she secretly posed in the nude while Cloobeck’s teenage daughter and staff were in the house,’ the lawsuit adds.
‘Many of the OnlyFans and social media photographs published by Gurzanski feature Cloobeck’s fixtures, furnishings, and luxury goods,’ the restraining order application states
‘She posed in the bathroom of his jet, in his private suite at The Mansion at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, in his bedrooms, on a yacht he rented, and anywhere else where she could sneak a photo to peddle on the internet,’ the complaint states
Cloobeck once appeared on an episode of Undercover Boss (above). He has an estimated net worth of $100 million and made his fortune with timeshares
Cloobeck says Gurzanski tried to prevent him from finding out about her lewd modeling by warning him in September never to visit Reddit or Discord, where her photos are often shared by lustful fans, claiming that the websites would corrupt his phone and delete his data.
All the while, the smitten Cloobeck says he was splashing out on extravagant gifts for the young model — and when that wasn’t enough, she ran up tens of thousands in unauthorized charges on his credit cars, he claims.
In one instance, Cloobeck says he gave her a credit card to make a $2,120 purchase at Louis Vuitton, but alleges she ran amok with the plastic, racking up $26,323.80 in charges for designer items.
Other expenses racked up on Cloobeck’s cards included shopping sprees at Sephora, Richemont jewelry, and Dior, the lawsuit claims.
‘Gurzanski also used Cloobeck’s credit card to purchase over 100 bikinis and items of lingerie, which she then used as props in her pornographic OnlyFans posts,’ the complaint states.
In December 2020 alone, she charged more than $72,500 to Cloobeck’s credit card — and even splashed out $1,800 on caviar after the mogul dumped her, according to the suit.
In total, Cloobeck alleges that Gurzanski racked up $185,000 in unauthorized charges on his American Express account.
Cloobeck is spotted in Los Angeles in 2019. The millionaire met Gurzanski through a mutual friend in the summer of 2020, soon after splitting with his wife of 22 years
In total, Cloobeck alleges that Gurzanski racked up $185,000 in unauthorized charges on his American Express account, while posing for racy shots at his mansion
His gifts to her were just as lavish. For her birthday party at the El Dorado Beach Club in Cabo San Lucas, Cloobeck says he spent $7,000 on caviar, as well as buying 80 bottles of Domaine Ott wine and 12 bottles of Don Julio 1942 tequila,
He says expenses for the party also included $13,000 worth of ‘swag bags’ for her friends, which each included 10 customized items embossed with Gurzanski’s photos and nickname ‘Baby G AF’, and $30,000 worth of Chanel handbags gifted to her and her five friends.
Other gifts from Cloobeck to the young model included a $200,000 Richard Mille watch, a $40,000 Audemars Piguet watch, and a $40,000 diamond-encrusted Cartier ‘Love’ bracelet, he said.
When the timeshare titan did finally discover Gurzanski’s online pursuits, he says that she responded to his request to take down all images of his properties with a demand that he buy her a $7 million mansion and give her $2 million in cash, which he declined.
Cloobeck’s suit calls Gurzanski a ‘cunning fraudster’, and seeks to recover the funds and items that Gurzanski obtained from him in the course of her relationship.
The suit alleges fraud, trespass, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of emotional distress and civil extortion, among other claims.
Cloobeck claims his relationship with the model unraveled in December 2020 after he discovered her true modeling pursuits. Above are images included in his legal filings
His relationship with the model unraveled in December 2020 after he discovered her true modeling pursuits, he says.
In January, after Cloobeck initially filed his lawsuit, a judge granted Gurzanski a temporary restraining order against Cloobeck, ordering him to stay 100 yards away from her.
‘Stephen has made it very clear that unless I return to our relationship, he will continue to threaten and harass me and attempt to ruin my life,” Gurzanski said in a sworn declaration for the restraining order.
The model added: ‘I feel he is acting in an irrational manner.’
Cloobeck responded in a legal filing that Gurzanski’s restraining order was unjustified and mere retaliation against him for suing her.
‘Gurzanski makes no allegations of past or future acts of violence by Cloobeck,’ the mogul’s lawyers noted.
In her declaration, Gurzanski claimed that she was the one to break off the relationship, rejecting Cloobeck’s marriage proposal because he insisted she stop selling nude photos online.
‘He started telling me that I was no longer allowed to publish pictures on Onlyfans.com,” she said. ‘I told him that I was going to keep doing my work as it is a source of income.”
Source: Daily Mail |World News