December 15, 2014 |
THE UNDERAGE GIRLS who attended booze-and-drug-fueled parties at Tawfik Nakishbendi's Manayunk home called him "Doc" and "Sugar Daddy," but the state has determined that "sexually violent predator" is a better moniker. Nakishbendi, 65, a small, balding man, pleaded guilty in two sexual-assault cases in Common Pleas Court yesterday and was sentenced to five to 12 years in state prison and 10 years' probation. He was determined to be a sexually violent predator and will be required to register as such for the rest of his life, under Megan's Law. Nakishbendi tried to give reason to his creepy actions by telling Judge Gwendolyn Bright that he was distraught after his wife's suicide in 2006 and sought "refuge in anything.
March 5, 2013 |
The so-called "sugar daddy doctor" - a retired gynecologist busted in 2010 for throwing raging, drug- and alcohol-filled house parties for teenagers and allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl - is in trouble again, police say. Tawfil Nakishbendi, 63, was arrested last week after police searched his home on Quentin Road near Vicaris Street in Wissahickon following allegations from a 28-year-old woman who rented a room from him that he secretly took...
February 7, 2013 |
CLOSE to a dozen ministers crowded the entrance to Steen Outdoor Advertising, in Southwest Philly, on Tuesday to protest a billboard that makes a cheeky edit to the Seventh Commandment. "Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery," reads the ad, on Interstate 95 near Allegheny Avenue, for an online adult sugar-daddy/mistress-matching service, with the "Not" artfully crossed out. Debra Hamilton, head of sales and marketing at Steen, said that her company is just as upset as the demonstrators and that it can't review the content of the hundreds of contract ads that it runs.
February 21, 2003
BELIEVE it or not, I think "Joe Millionaire" taught us a valuable lesson. It was that there is a group of women in this country who are obvious gold-diggers. Is Martha Burk, the scourge of the Masters, going to sit those women down and explain to them how their pursuit of a man solely for his fortune sets back women 50 years? These women probably want to be looked at as equals in their professions. If a man were to covet only wealthy women, he'd be considered considered an opportunist, yet when a woman does it, she ends up on network television.
July 3, 2012 |
THERE ARE A LOT of questions being asked about the Katie Holmes-Tom Cruise split (the most obvious of which is: Why did it take so long?) but Tattle's question is: Will this give Kelly Preston the kick in the pants she needs? Some of the other questions making the rounds: Was Scientology the reason for Katie finally calling it quits? Did she merely finish out the terms of her five-year marriage contract? Did she wake up and realize, "Wait a second, Mimi Rogers and Nicole Kidman left Tom when they were 33. I'm 33. It's go time.
March 9, 1990
Three people died in that subway wreck. As you look through the mountains of cold numbers in the latest SEPTA annual report, you keep remembering those three people. Sure, 351 million people were transported on SEPTA vehicles last year, but three people died. The engine fell out and the train crashed. The deep investigating is yet to be done, but the train seems to have crashed as a direct result of the engine falling out. SEPTA does operate 2,000 vehicles every day and maintain 20,000 bus stops and rail stations, but three people still died.
June 12, 2012 |
A hint of sleaziness hangs over Muriel Resnik's Any Wednesday, a sugar-daddy escapade and her only Broadway play, a highly successful one, running for two years in the mid-'60s. It's written to be appealingly scrubby-faced sitting-room comedy — although the living room is in the apartment of a guy's mistress. Any Wednesday, which is being given an excellent production that opened Saturday at Montgomery Theater in Souderton, came after the film The Apartment, which later became the musical Promises, Promises.
February 13, 2003
AUGUSTA Clark didn't "earn" $140,000 as secretary of boards and commissions (great title), she was "given" that amount of our tax money by her sugar daddy. There were more sightings of Elvis in City Hall than of Ms. Clark in the past three years. A little investigative reporting would have revealed that she did little or no work during that time. Recently, a police sergeant was arrested and charged with theft for leaving work early to referee youth basketball. (He was found not guilty.
November 10, 2010 |
The online dating world is full of wishful thinking, baggage-hiding, and artfully chosen photos that defy reality and gravity. All laptop romantics fib a little, hoping the truth won't matter once they've made an electronic love connection with another lonely liar. But even by today's standards, the Match.com post by an infamous former Main Liner is a stretch. The half-dozen pictures show a balding gent resembling Mr. Burns from The Simpsons , but the profile lists his age at an inconceivable 54. He's a Gemini who digs dogs and devours the Economist, a lawyer who earns $150,000 a year.
May 5, 2012 |
So, what does the old misogynist have to say about lesbians? Surprisingly little. 1812 Productions gives us David Mamet's Boston Marriage, a mildly amusing comedy about two women whose relationship is discreetly termed a "Boston marriage," a 19th-century nicety of phrase. Anna (Suzanne O'Donnell) and Claire (Grace Gonglewski) are two wildly overdressed women who, as middle age creeps up on them, have strayed from each other. Anna has found a sugar daddy who has bestowed many goodies upon her, including a huge jewel hanging around her neck.