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Strip Club Owner Buys House Next Door To Ex-Wife And Installs $7,000 Middle Finger Statue

The sculpture is 12 feet tall and has a spotlight trained on it at night.

1. Alan Markovitz, a strip club entrepreneur in Detroit, erected a 12-foot-high sculpture of a hand flipping the bird on his back deck. It happens to face the back windows belonging to his ex-wife, Lea Tuohy.

3. “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,” tweeted his daughter, Lenka Tuohy, on Nov. 11.

Alan Markovitz

5. Markovitz and Tuohy had been married for two years. The author of Topless Prophet: The True Story of America’s Most Successful Gentleman’s Club Entrepreneur reportedly lives in his new house with his 17-year-old daughter, Tiffany.

Lenka Tuohy

The statue has a spotlight trained on it at night.

7. But Markovitz claims he has good reason for erecting the massive epithet: He says the man living next door had an affair with his ex-wife while they were still together.


“I’m so over her,” Markovitz told Deadline Detroit. “This is about him. This is about him not being a man.”

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His ex-wife Lea Tuohy (left) and daughter Lenka, who can see the sculpture from their back windows.

9. The 59-year-old Markovitz, who is starring in HBO’s upcoming reality show Topless Prophet, is a well-known character around Detroit — from opening strip clubs on Detroit’s Eight Mile to being shot twice (once in the face), according to The Daily Mail.

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Rachel Zarrell is a news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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