Ex-husband of Real Housewives of NY star Jennifer Gilbert filmed nanny having sex at $6M house, claims lawsuit
In her lawsuit, Daniela de los Rios alleged Gilbert’s former husband Bennett Egeth secretly shot her private moments
The nanny for the children of Jennifer Gilbert, who appeared in ‘Real Housewives of New York’, has alleged that the TV personality’s former husband secretly filmed her while she was having sex. In her lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday, December 15, Daniela de los Rios claimed that while she lived at the $6 million Tribeca apartment belonging to Gilbert’s ex -- Bennett Egeth -- a camera was hidden inside her bedroom.
Gilbert, who served as a party planner for Jill Zarin on RHONY's third season in 2010, divorced Egeth, 59, earlier in 2020. They were married for around twenty years but had been living separately for several years. The 51-year-old entrepreneur is not facing any charges related to des los Rios' case. As per a Daily Mail report, the nanny lived at Egeth's plush apartment while taking care of their three kids between January 2019 and August 2020. A copy of de los Rios’ legal suit stated that she came to know about Egeth’s criminal activity when she saw a live feed of her bedroom on his iPad, which he left on a hallway table in August. The shocking discovery left the woman “horrified and immediately inspected her room to find a digital clock, which apparently concealed a secret video recording device, aimed at her bed”.
She soon contacted the New York City Police Department and Egeth was taken into custody in mid-September on charges of unlawful surveillance but was released later. He is expected to appear in court in March 2021. The official document filed by the nanny stated that a police search of Egeth's devices showed “a number of video clips”. It added, “Egeth had in recorded her on many occasions throughout the year and eight months that she lived in the home, including recording her in the nude in the bedroom, and recording her engaged in sexual relations with her then-boyfriend.”
But Egeth’s lawyer told The New York Daily News that his client had nothing to do with the accusations. “We haven’t been served yet but we have general knowledge of the situation, and we deny all the allegations,” lawyer David Touger said. While Gilbert showed no interest in the case as she said, “We were divorced in the spring. We’ve been separated for seven years. We’re not a couple. We haven’t lived in the home together for seven years.”
In another incident, a former nanny in Florida was charged with human trafficking after she recorded sick abuse videos in the presence of children. Nicole Lynn Walter’s arrest came in April after she was accused of performing sex acts in front of kids. Chief Deputy Chip Simmons said, “We continued our investigation and determined there was an exchange of money for a video that was made involving some minor children. This was an individual from out of state that engaged with Walter.”
The 27-year-old’s warrant report stated that she filmed at least three X-rated videos of herself between 2017 and 2018 in front of small children who can be heard crying and playing in the background. “To our knowledge, this is the first human trafficking case, first human trafficking charge that we have put on an individual,” Simmons added.