From the New York Post this morning comes a whopper of a story about a "Fifty Shades of Grey"-inspired romance that turned really ugly. (And yes, the headline is "He Whipped, She Snapped." Chalk up one point for the Post.)
27-year-old Frankie Santiago was a live-in "fetish slave" for 53-year-old investment banker Edward Sonderling (who is somehow the dude in the picture above), and things were totally cool, with Sonderling whipping Santiago daily for three years. Things turned ugly, though, when she found text messages Sonderling sent to replacement girls. Yes, this is what was the undoing of their perfectly normal relationship:
The submissive Santiago exploded in a fit of rage, law-enforcement sources said, allegedy shattering Sonderling’s car windshield and bombarding him with dozens of text threats.
“If I ever see you with her I will not hold back. I have nothing to lose,” Santiago railed in one text. “I hope she has a disease you catch.”
Santiago — who is known in the bondage-domination S&M community as Althea Lyn — was arrested Monday after what sources said was a knock-down, drag-out fight with Sonderling at the East 57th Street apartment where she once did his daily bidding.
She was arraigned yesterday on charges of stalking, criminal mischief and aggravated harassment.
Sonderling—who runs his own banking firm, Priority Investors LLC, which will presumably be having a bad day today—also had to deal a barrage of texts Santiago sent her replacement.
She also allegedly opened an e-mail account in the investment banker’s name, bombarding her replacement with messages disparaging Sonderling.
From July 30 to Aug. 11, Santiago sent 40 texts to Sonderling, according to the criminal complaint.
“I hope you and [the new girl] rot in hell,” she fumed. “I hope karma gets both of you, you rotten piece of s--t.”
And, in a shot toward Sonderling’s elderly mom, Santiago raged, “I hope your mother croaks at the sight of another one of your sluts.”
Let this be a lesson, guys. Look for quality when picking a new fetish slave.
Also, if you're interested, the couple has a MySpace page.