A friend of President Donald Trump worth an estimated $ 100 million is accused of being a beaten father who pays nothing for child benefit but rents a $ 50,000 penthouse apartment in Manhattan, according to DailyMail.com newspapers.
Real estate magnate Rotem Rosen went to Miss Universe with Trump in 2012 and invested heavily in his failed Trump SoHo hotel.
But now he is fighting a bitter divorce with Zina Sapir, the heiress of a fortune fortune that he married in Mar-a-Lago in a lavish event organized by the president.
He is confronted with claims that he pays nothing to support his two young children, 12 and 9 years old, despite his lush lifestyle.
Real estate mogul Rotem Rosen, 43, is accused by his estranged wife Zina Sapir, 45, for failing to pay child benefit for their two children aged 12 and 9
Rosen (far left) went to Moscow with Trump for Miss Universe in 2012 where they took this photo along with Russian billionaire Aras Agalarov, known as the Donald Trump of Russia (second from left) and Alex Sapir (far right), who is Zina’s brother
Rosen recently moved to a $ 50,000 per month penthouse on the ritzy Park Avenue of Manhattan.
Legal papers obtained by DailyMail.com show that Rosen rents a penthouse from Trump Park Avenue, owned by the president, for $ 50,000 a month
The new luxury path, a top-floor unit on Trump Park Avenue – a President-owned building – includes five bedrooms and 7.5 bathrooms, has its own private elevator and has 1,000 m² of outdoor space over four terraces.
Rosen, 43, previously lived with his wife and children in another penthouse in Manhattan, 300 East 55th Street, where scenes were recorded for the 2013 Leonardo DiCaprio film, The Wolf or Wall Street.
Sapir, 45, who filed for divorce last year after 12 years of marriage, bought that apartment in 2005 for $ 7.6 million.
It is clear that Rosen moved to the new penthouse in November.
According to sealed New York Supreme Court documents seen by Sapir’s DailyMail.com lawyers, they say they have tried to “train” child support with Rosen, but he has refused.
‘I have repeatedly asked the defendant to train childcare without having to take motions and we have not been able to do that. I can’t imagine why, “said Patricia Hennessy, partner at Hennessy & Bienstock, law firm in New York.
Hennessy, who represented Vanessa Trump in her divorce from Donald Trump Jr., said that Rosen believed he was paying “add-ons” and that he should not pay basic support for the child.
But the lawyer added, “I don’t know why he shouldn’t pay basic child support among all people in New York.”
Billionaire Tamir Sapir (center), the father of Zina and the father-in-law of Rosen, invested in the SoHo project of the Trump Tower and were accused of having mafia connections, but has always denied these claims (shown in 2007 with his son Alex Sapir and Trump)
Rosen was photographed in 2018 sharing cigars with former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen outside of Cohen’s Upper East Side hotel months before he made a guilty plea for lying to the Senate and was eventually sentenced to prison
Rosen has invested heavily in Trump’s failed Trump SoHo hotel in New York City. Depicted are Rotem’s wife and parents-in-law at a Trump SoHo press conference in 2007 alongside Donald Trump and his children. (L-R) Eric Trump, Turkish investor Tevfik Arif, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump, Tamir Sapir, Alex Sapir, Julius Schwarz and Zina Sapir
Hennessy said that Rosen, who jointly paid MRR Development with billionaire industrialist Anand Mahindra and Jerry Rotonda, former CFO of Deutsche Bank of the Americas, paid $ 50,000 a month in rent.
“So that costs us $ 600,000 in disposable income that he only uses to rent, but he doesn’t think he should pay basic child benefits,” the lawyer said in the December 9 file.
‘I tried to negotiate with Blank Rome (lawyers) to pay child benefit for $ 650,000 and we would split the add-ons.
“I think it must be a child-supporting movement in this case, but if we have to, we’ll do it.”
The bitter divorce is complicated because Rosen is waging a legal battle with the Sapir family and pursuing a $ 103 million claim on the estate of his billionaire father-in-law Tamir Sapir, who died in 2014.
The Israeli real estate developer was previously CEO of the Sapir organization before he had a fight with his brother-in-law, Alex Sapir.
In court cases, Rosen claims that he was eliminated after a “fight” with Alex in 2017.
He says he owed money for the work he did on selling property from the Sapir organization, including the biggest asset: 11 Madison Ave, which was worth $ 2.6 billion in 2015.
Daily newspapers from DailyMail.com show that Rosen’s rent is “$ 600,000 in disposable income” and that Zina is requesting $ 650,000 in child benefit
But representatives of the children of Tamir Sapir beat Rosen’s claim as a “fake” in court and said he had already been paid.
Billionaire Tamir Sapir invested in the Trump Tower SoHo project and is accused of having mafia connections, he claims to have always denied.
Rosen has long been closely associated with Donald Trump, in the social and business circles of the president before he entered the White House.
In December 2007, Trump organized the lush wedding between Rosen and Sapir in his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
The chic bash contained a fireworks show and performances by Lionel Richie and the Pussycat Dolls.
Five months later, Trump, Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump attended the bris (Jewish circumcision ceremony) for their newborn son.
In 2013, Rosen attended the now infamous Miss Universe Pageant in Moscow and posed with Trump for a photo.
Zina’s brother Alex Sapir (right) and her husband Rosen (left) reportedly tried to make the Trump Tower Moscow a reality. Rosen is now in a legal battle with the Sapir family and is seeking a $ 103 million claim on the estate of his billionaire father-in-law Tamir Sapir, who died in 2014
It has been reported that Rosen and brother-in-law Alex Sapir tried to pull behind the scenes to make the Trump Tower Moscow a reality.
The project, which never got off the ground, would be examined later during Robert Mueller’s investigation into Trump’s ties with Russia.
Rosen was photographed on April 13, 2018, sharing cigars with controversial former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and others outside Cohen’s Upper East Side hotel.
In November of that year, Cohen made a second guilty plea for lying to a senate committee about attempts to build a Trump tower in Moscow.
The following month, he was sentenced to three years in prison and fined $ 50,000.
Zina Sapir dropped Hennessy & Bienstock in January as her law firm.
The heiress declined to comment on contact with DailyMail.com.
Family law attorney Steven Silpe, who represents Rosen at the divorce, said on the issue of child benefits: “It is completely wrong, but it is our policy not to comment on current cases.”