Rabbi Aron Teitelbaum, the Rabbi of Kiryas Joel is being accused. WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP)-
A teenage girl has filed a $50 million lawsuit against a New York rabbi, saying he sexually abused her when she was 14.
Rabbi Aron Teitelbaumâ€™s attorney says the allegations are false and motivated by money. Teitelbaum is the Rabbi of Kiryas Joel, a Chasidic community in upstate New York.
The girl, now 17, claims Aron Teitelbaum invited her to his Florida mansion in 2005 to perform a massage for $300. The lawsuit, filed in federal court, claims he demanded she remove her clothes, then sexually assaulted her.
The girl, her father and stepmother are seeking more than $50 million.
Rabbi Mendel Teitelbaum a son of Aron Teitelbaum said â€œThe family is in shock â€ but had no comments when asked.
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