Hear Ray Hadley’s extraordinary blast on property developer Jean Nassif as the radio host rages over a man’s rant wanted from abroad
- Radio host responds to Jean Nassif’s strange rant
- Property developer called Ray Hadley ‘a dog’
Radio host Ray Hadley has unleashed on sought-after real-estate developer Jean Nassif, calling him a “moron,” “fantasy” and “delusional madman.”
NSW Police issued an arrest warrant for Nassif, 55, last month for alleged “large-scale fraud” at his family’s business.
Nassif is the founder of the collapsed construction company Toplace, which went under administration earlier this month, with as many as 20,000 homeowners affected.
Nassif disappeared abroad — detectives believe he traveled between Lebanon, Singapore and the Philippines — and broke his silence with a scathing tirade against Hadley, police and NSW Building Commissioner David Chandler on Friday.
Nassif told the Sydney Morning Herald that Hadley is ‘a dog’ who ‘screams’ on behalf of the police and building regulator.
Hadley fired back at Nassif on her show this morning, criticizing him for leaving the victims of his company’s missing buildings in limbo.
2BG radio host Ray Hadley was furious this morning when he responded to comments by property developer Jean Nassif.
“Put on a cape, idiot…this guy is a fantasist, he’s completely insane,” Hadley raged.
‘Never let him near a cement mixer, a hammer… or any construction project anywhere on god’s land.’
Several buyers of apartments in buildings built by Toplace have criticized alleged flaws in the properties and fear they will not receive compensation now that the company has gone under.
Nassif, who told the Herald that he is in a “rehabilitation center somewhere,” vowed to “fix just one flaw on the face of this planet” in his buildings.
Apartments like the Toplace-built Vicinity Complex in western Sydney are riddled with flaws including cracked walls, damaged paneling and leaking roofs.
One such concerned homeowner, Patrick Quintal, who owns and lives in a unit at the Toplcae Vicinity Apartments in Canterbury, told Daily Mail Australia earlier this month about the problems he has experienced.
The neighborhood is reportedly plagued with defects with the NSW Building Commissioner issuing a Building Work Rectification Order (BWRO) on 7 July and in August last year.
Quintal bought the apartment in May 2021 for $600,000 and moved in at the end of July.
“When I bought I had no idea of the potential problems, most buildings have a couple of rendering issues but it’s nothing that can’t be fixed,” he told Daily Mail Australia.
“But around August 2021 we received an engineering report that basically referred to the building as a death trap.
“The best way to explain it is that everything that could have gone wrong in terms of construction did go wrong.”
The defects include problems with the basement’s slab and joists, according to the BWRO report.
NSW Police and the state building regulator are on the hunt for Nassif, who is believed to be “in a rehabilitation centre” after he fled Australia to Lebanon.
Nassif fled to Lebanon earlier this year and NSW police issued a warrant for his arrest.
It was also stripped of its ten-year building license by NSW Fair Trading in December 2022.
Multiple apartment buildings were left with cracks in their roofs, while residents of one building said water was spilling into the basement leaving puddles everywhere.
According to its website, Toplace has built over 30,000 apartments and buildings, including shopping centers in NSW.
The NSW Civil and Administrative Court has previously banned Toplace on multiple occasions from building new homes.