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One of twin real-estate heirs accused of ‘extremely disturbing’ NYC rape allegations steps away from company

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One of twin real-estate heirs accused of ‘extremely disturbing’ NYC rape allegations steps away from company

One of the real-estate-heir twins accused of two Manhattan rapes has stepped away from the company he co-founded — with the firm describing the claims to staffers Tuesday as “extremely disturbing.”

The development came as the alleged victims’ lawyer told The Post that accused 36-year-old brothers Alon and Oren Alexander tried to negotiate a deal with one of their accusers but that she refused.

“It’s not about money,’’ said the women’s lawyer, Evan Torgan, referring to the lawsuit claims.

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Oren Alexander stepped away from his company Tuesday. Eyepix Group/LightRocket via Getty Images

In the case of plaintiff Rebecca Mandel, “As a matter of fact, I guarantee she would give any award to support other rape victims and wants nothing for herself,’’ Torgan said.

The multimillionaire brothers are accused of committing “heinous” acts that were “extreme and outrageous to such an extent that the action was atrocious and intolerable in a civilized society,” according to court filings.

One of the brothers’ alleged crimes occurred in an infamous party palace dubbed “Sir Ivan’s Castle’’ in the Hamptons.

The plaintiffs — Mandel and Kate Whiteman — claim that Oren, co-founder of the Side-backed brokerage firm Official, and Alon, a private security firm executive, took turns brutally raping each of them in 2010 and 2012, respectively.

The Alexanders’ lawyer, Jim Ferraro, has denied the allegations and painted the lawsuits as a blatant money grab. He did not return a Post request for comment Tuesday.

Oren and Alon Alexander attends Jeff Gordon's Last Lap  on November 22, 2015 at The Villa, Casa Casuarina in Miami Beach, Florida.

Embattled high-powered twins Oren and Alon Alexander attend NASCAR legend Jeff Gordon’s retirement party in Miami in 2015. Aaron Davidson

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Oren said in an Instagram post Tuesday that he decided to step away from his post “out of respect for our customers and trusted colleagues.” Eyepix Group/LightRocket via Getty Images

Oren, in an Instagram post Tuesday that was later deleted, acknowledged he was at least temporarily stepping down from his job at the real-estate giant OFFICIAL after the explosive lawsuits, filed in March, surfaced Monday.

“Out of respect for our customers and trusted colleagues, I have made the decision to take a pause from my work at OFFICIAL as I shift my focus towards fighting these baseless civil claims,” he wrote.

“I am confident that through review of the extensive evidence, including text messages and other communications, that the truth will be brought to light,” he said. “I look forward to clearing my name and re-joining my co-founders in continuing the incredible work we do on behalf of our clients.”

The firm said in its own statement that Oren and OFFICIAL “have mutually agreed that he will step away from the company as the litigation is adjudicated.’’

Company co-founder Nicole Oge also wrote in the internal email to staffers and obtained by The Post, “As you have likely seen, co-founder Oren Alexander has been served with two civil lawsuits related to allegations of assault in 2010 and 2012.

The twins at a party.

The twins allegedly raped two women in 2010 and 2012, according to civil suits filed against them. Matthew Peyton

“The accusations are extremely disturbing and have generated significant concern in our industry and beyond.

“Oren and OFFICIAL have agreed that Oren will step away from the company as this litigation proceeds in order to preserve the extraordinary reputation our firm has built in a very short time.

“We believe that this decision best serves the interests of you, our agents, and our clients as well as the company’s culture and reputation,” she continued. “We trust our legal system to bring this to a fair and just conclusion.”

The Alexanders’ lawyer, Ferraro, previously told The Post in a statement that the suit “was brought public after [the Alexanders] chose not to give in to a demand in the tens of millions of dollars.

“We are confident this matter will be resolved in [their] favor given an extensive collection of powerful evidence including, phone records, text messages, emails and other documents whose content clearly debunks these claims,” he said.

The New York Adult Survivors Act — which took effect Nov. 24, 2022, and was supposed to end Nov. 24, 2023 — allowed alleged survivors of sexual assault to seek justice regardless of when the assaults occurred.

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One of the alleged rapes occurred at a Hamptons castle owned by a cape-wearing recording artist. Jerritt Clark

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Kate Whiteman alleges she was assaulted by the Alexander brothers in 2012 at “Sir Ivan’s Castle” in Water Mill, LI. Jerritt Clark

The window for filing lawsuits was then extended to March 2025, enabling the lawsuits against the Alexanders.

Whiteman’s rape allegedly happened at “Sir Ivan’s Castle” in Water Mill, LI — a Hamptons party palace replete with a dungeon. The site has been dubbed “the Playboy Mansion of the East Coast” and is owned by the flamboyant, cape-wearing, banking heir-turned-recording artist Ivan Wilzig.

In her lawsuit, Whiteman said the brothers abducted her, brought her to the massive campy castle and dragged ​her into a large bedroom​, where she was “sexually assaulted, abused, raped, pinned, groped, harassed, battered, and fondled by defendants Alon and Oren.”

She tried to escape to no avail, the lawsuit said.

The twins allegedly attacked Mandel in 2010 when she was 18, court documents said.

She met them at a now-shuttered club in the Meatpacking District, where Alon allegedly spiked her drink.

Oren Alexander, Ariel Cohen The Carlyle celebrates the return of The Raleigh, a Rosewood Hotel and Residences, The Carlyle, NYC, Manhattan, New York, United States - 08 May 2024

Oren Alexander celebrates the return of The Raleigh, a Rosewood Hotel and Residences, at The Carlyle in Manhattan on May 8, 2024. Darian DiCianno/BFA.com/Shutterstock

The brothers later raped her in their apartment after luring her there under false pretenses, her lawsuit says.

The Alexander twins, who now live in Miami Beach, hail from a real-estate dynasty led by their father, Shlomy Alexander.

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