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Former Senate Candidate Jeff Greene Back in the News for Being an Awful Resort Owner

If you remember billionaire Jeff Greene, it's probably from the ridiculous stories of drug-fueled excess on his party boat -- a first-person account from one of his former stewardesses includes the phrases "Red Bull," "Mike Tyson" and "oral sex" in the same sentence -- but he's back in the spotlight, this time not as a candidate for public office but as a not-so-great owner of a formerly superhyped resort.

To see photos from aboard the Greene's yacht, click here. Note: They're not safe for work.

Greene bought Palm Beach's Omphoy Ocean Resort out of foreclosure last spring. Now, however, workers have come forward to Jose Lambiet with complaints that they are "simply terrified" to work for Greene, that he viciously berates everyone from the cleaning ladies to the managers, and that he's taken over large swaths of the place for his personal use.

Since Greene, his wife, two children and two nannies moved into six suites in December, some spaces reserved for routine business and the guests' comfort have been claimed by Greene. He reportedly had a storage room emptied of its banquet equipment to build a playroom with a photo booth, jukebox, and movie theater. Greene also had contractors build a playground for the children in a small meditation garden outside the windows of the Zen-like spa.
Who'da thunk a guy who used his vomit-caked yacht to violate the Cuban embargo would turn out to not be a great guy to work for? Check out Gossip Extra for the rest of the story and a few pics.

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