​Huffington Loft Trashed, Landlord Files Lawsuit​​

Arianna Huffington has been named in a lawsuit that accuses her of trashing a New York City lost that she leased from a documentary filmmaker.

Filmmaker Eric Steel filed the suit in Manhattan Supreme Court on Monday. It asks for $275,000 in damages. Huffington calls the allegations false.

The lawsuit says cabinets were broken and “the walls of the apartment were gouged, stained and otherwise damaged” during the two years Huffington rented the apartment.

Under the terms of the lease agreement, Steel says Huffington was told she could not use the loft for business or parties.

The apartment was designed by Steel’s stepfather, modernist architect Charles Gwathmey.

In a statement, Huffington says Steel “happily” renewed the lease twice and visited the apartment in Manhattan’s Chelsea section. She says he has refused to return her $93,000 deposit.