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Model who Wed Doorman Sues Upscale Co-op

A foot model in New York City is suing her upscale apartment building, claiming the co-op board is trying to force her out because she married its former doorman.

Christina Ambers filed a $10 million lawsuit in Manhattan state Supreme Court against residents and management of the East 74th Street building known as the Avon House.

The lawsuit claims her husband, Angel Rotger, lost his job and building employees made her hail her own taxis and retrieve her packages after the couple became romantically involved.

The suit claims residents object to "a Hispanic former porter" living in the building.

"I hope that people can understand how awful it is to come home and to then be treated with hostility in a building where I have paid a lot of money to live," Ambers told the Daily News. "Nobody should have to live this way."

The couple married in July.

Building lawyer Joe Colbert says the claims have "no merit."

The lawsuit accuses the super's wife - identified by building residents as Kristin Purcell - of boozily slugging Rotger in the groin, the Daily News reports.

"He made his way to the hospital and was diagnosed with a contusion," Ambers said. "Can you imagine how hard she must have hit him to have caused a contusion?"

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