She really shook it off this time.
Judge Jesse Furman thew out a lawsuit brought against pop star Taylor Swift by a Douglas Elliman broker who claimed Swift owed a $1.08 million commission for the purchase of a Tribeca townhouse.
The four-bedroom townhouse, converted by architect Leopoldo Rosati, was previously rented by French politician Dominique Strauss Kahn while he was under investigation over charges he raped a maid in a Midtown hotel (he was later acquitted of the charges).
Swift bought the property for $18 million in October, 2017, but the Elliman broker did not receive a commission. The brokerage sued, claiming they had been “wrongfully excluded” from the deal and the $1.08 million commission.
In his ruling, Judge Furman said an “informal email” between Elliman and Swift’s company didn’t constitute a “formal agreement.”
“The e-mail lacks most, if not all, of the material terms of a real estate brokerage agreement, including the scope and duration of the relationship and the fee,” he wrote.Recommend0 recommendationsPublished in