There’s a viral picture going around of former major baseball player, Alex Rodriguez sitting, on the toilet, shot through the window of his luxury NYC pad — and now his legal team is scrambling to try and “flush out” the photographer, who was likely at a Manhattan hedge fund next door. It seems that A-Rod likes to take his time on the lavatory in his Park Avenue apartment building just opposite.
The photo shows Rodriguez in a blue shirt, with his trousers down, leisurely texting on his phone in his white marble bathroom. The star shares the $17.5 million apartment with his fiancée, Jennifer Lopez, and is reported to have 4 ½ bathrooms (many he could’ve chosen which could have possibly offered him more discretion).
The cleanup-spot shot leaked, and was making its rounds email through Wall Street and several media circles on Thursday (eventually hitting Twitter by end of the day), but it wasn’t clear who the culprit for the closeup was.
When Rodriguez’s reps became aware of the embarrassing shot, they initially had nothing to go on, and declined to make any comment on the matter. But his lawyers are now looking to sue for breach of privacy, a source told Page Six, “Alex’s lawyers are all over this. They are working hard to find out who the culprit is. It is a clear breach of privacy. The photo was obviously taken from the building next door, from a floor possibly parallel to Alex’s apartment. One of the hedge funds in the building next door will be getting a big lawsuit.”
Hedge funds that have offices next door include Phil Falcone’s Harbinger Group; Ortelius Capital Partners, co-founded by Pavlos, crown prince of Greece; and JMP Securities, run by Carter Mack and Mark Lehmann. They were all not available for comment.