Glenn Straub: Palm Beach #MeToo Investigation?
The billionaire Glenn Straub, 70, president of the Palm Beach Polo & Country Club, Glenn Straub, is already under criminal investigation, according to the Broward State Attorney’s Office and we at LTN will be publishing a series of articles investigating a possible #MeToo link to the Palm Beach identity.
Palm Beach Polo, Inc. has sued an alleged ex-girlfriend of Straub for failing to pay more than $77,000 for construction and improvements done on two of her properties. Straub is in full bully mode and has had his boy Graig Galle file two liens and threaten foreclosure on Jessica Nicodemo’s Wellington and Loxahatchee residences.
Nicodemo, 33, claims the liens are fraudulent she also says that there was never an agreement or expectation of payment for the work, she believes the services were a gift from a loving boyfriend, but billionaire Straub now wants his money.
Nicodemo admits she wasn’t expecting to be charged for the work since she and Straub were an item at the time it was performed.
She argues the only reason he liened her properties was because they broke up.
If these statements are true the question is were these services an inducement to the relationship that was ripped out from underneath Jessica Nicodemo once Glen Straub grew tired of her.
In another case a suit his company filed Aug. 9 against another woman, Ashley Maguire, a former Mrs. Florida beauty pageant winner.
The company is suing Maguire for $250,000.
Maguire, 33, failed to live up to “a working arrangement” as repayment for more than $100,000 the company paid to lease her a home at the polo club and provide her with luxury vehicles, according to the lawsuit filed in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.
Making matters worse is an unconfirmed report of Glen Straub trying to “buy” another Palm Beach woman for $10m, she is already being sued by Straub in relation to money given to her in the last 6 months.
The pattern of behavior of rich men using their wealth and power to take sexual advantage of women has given rise to the MeToo movement. The Me Too Movement (or #MeToo Movement) with many local/international alternatives is a movement against sexual harassment and assault. #MeToo spread virally in October 2017 as a hashtag used on social media in an attempt to demonstrate the widespread prevalence of sexual assault and harassment, especially in the workplace. It followed soon after the sexual misconduct allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Tarana Burke, an American social activist and community organizer, began using the phrase “Me Too” as early as 2006, and the phrase was later popularized by American actress, Alyssa Milano, on Twitter in 2017. Milano encouraged victims of sexual harassment to tweet about it and “give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem”. As a result, this was met with success that included but not limited to high-profile posts from several American celebrities including Gwyneth Paltrow, Ashley Judd, Jennifer Lawrence, and Uma Thurman.