Former Revel casino owner Glenn Straub dates women, then sues them – Press of Atlantic City

Mega-developer Glenn Straub is a proud, hard-nosed businessman with a reputation as a litigious bulldog quick to pounce with lawsuits over broken deals and delinquent debts.

But two former girlfriends say he’s dragging them into court over a more personal breach — a broken heart.

Former Wellington, Florida, resident Jessica Nicodemo, 34, and Lacy K. Bridges, 24, of Charleston, South Carolina, accuse Straub, 72, of filing frivolous lawsuits against them as revenge for breaking off romantic relationships with him, court documents show.

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Nicodemo’s accusations are also part of a criminal investigation into whether Straub, spurned by her efforts to break up with him, physically threatened her and directed Palm Beach Polo to file fraudulent liens against properties she owned in Loxahatchee Groves and Wellington.

Gov. Rick Scott transferred the criminal case to the Broward County State Attorney’s Office last year because Nicodemo and Straub are friends with Palm Beach County State Attorney Dave Aronberg and his ex-wife, Lynn Aronberg, both of whom are witnesses in the civil case.

Nicodemo, whose civil counterclaim includes copies of revealing text messages, said she and Bridges are not the only women Straub has dated and then targeted with lawsuits.

Three other younger women, including a former Mrs. Florida, have been sued by Straub companies since 2013 over alleged debts or eviction from his yacht. In those cases, the women did not raise a spurned-lover defense.

Straub, the former owner of Revel Casino-Hotel in Atlantic City and the

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