Jerry Seinfeld Forced to Pay Big Over Shabbat Observance
I was just speaking with a Shomer Shabbat friend the other day, about some issues she was having with some less than understanding clients of hers, over the fact that she is unavailable by phone over the weekends. Looks like the problem is going around:
Jerry Seinfeld must pay a Manhattan Realtor at least $98,000 after trying to beat her out of her fee because she wasn't available at his beck and call, a judge has ruled.Anyone have any stories about being penalized at work for being Shomer Shabbat? Consider this a good place to rant.
Seinfeld's broker, Tamara Cohen, a Sabbath-observing Jew, had her phone turned off on a Saturday in February 2005 when the comic and his wife wanted to see a luxurious West 82nd Street town house.
So the Seinfelds went without her and negotiated the $3.95 million sale directly with the owner.
Cohen had previously shown the house to Seinfeld's wife, Jessica, and his estate manager, but the comedian refused to pay Cohen's commission because "she was not available to show him the premises when he wanted to see it," according to court papers.