Strip club owner buys a house next door to his ex-wife… and installs a giant middle finger statue facing her property
- Strip club entrepreneur Alan Markovitz bought the house next door to his ex-wife’s home
- He erected a 12-foot sculpture of a hand with its middle finger raised in his backyard
- The sculpture faces next door and can be seen clearly from his ex-wife’s windows
- At night it has a spotlight trained on it
- Markovitz says he’s ‘so over’ his ex-wife
By ALEX GREIG
PUBLISHED: 22:34 EST, 15 November 2013 | UPDATED: 00:20 EST, 16 November 2013 A Michigan man has erected a giant bronze sculture of a hand with its middle finger raised in the direction of his neighbor – who also happens to be his ex-wife.
Alan Markovitz, 59, a Detroit strip-club entrepreneur, erected the 12-foot-high, spot-lit sculpture in the backyard of his lakefront Orchard Lake home.
A person who appears to be the daughter of Markovitz’s ex-wife Lea Tuohy tweeted about the sculpture.
Flipped: The sculpture stands on the back porch of Alan Markovitz’s home
‘How psychotic do you have to be to buy the house directly next to your ex wife and then put a statue up like that?!?! Real classy alan,’ Lenka Tuohy tweeted November 11.
Stripped bare: Markovitz bought the house directly next door to his ex-wife but says he’s totally over her
According to the Detroit Free Press, Alan Markovitz moved into the home with his daughter Tiffany.
Markovitz is a well-known character around Detroit.
He began opening strip clubs on Detroit’s infamous Eight Mile in the 1980s. Since then, he’s been shot twice (once in the face), had a Mob contract out on his life, sued by exotic dancers and, according to Real Detroit Weekly, once had an ex-girlfriend drive her Pontiac Fiero through the front door of one of his clubs.
A self-penned book about his adventures, Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentleman’s Club Entrepreneur, was published in 2009.
His latest endeavor is am HBO/Cinemax reality show called Topless Prophet, which is slated to air early next year.
Deadline Detroit reports that Markovitz was married for two years to a woman who he says was cheating on him with someone he knew.
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