Man, 73, shocked when 27-year-old ex-girlfriend dumps him only after he buys her a $775,000 New York apartment

A young star of the dancing world is being  sued by her elderly theater director ex-boyfriend who claims she had tricked him  into buying her a $775,000 apartment.

Natasha Diamond-Walker, 27, is accused in  court documents of pretending to be in love with prestigious Italian director Antonio Calenda and then dumping him once  he had paid for her Manhattan home.

Miss Diamond-Walker, who performs with the  Martha Graham Dance Company and studied at Fordham  University, is painted as a heartless, gold-digger in the lawsuit.

Beguiling: Dancer Natasha Diamond-Walker, 27, is being sued by her 73-year-old ex-boyfriend over the Manhattan apartment he bought for her

Beguiling: Dancer Natasha Diamond-Walker, 27, is being  sued by her 73-year-old ex-boyfriend over the Manhattan apartment he bought for  her

The suit was filed on Monday in Manhattan  Supreme Court for the cost of the one-bedroom condo plus an extra $1 million in  damages.

Mr Calenda’s lawyer, Marc Fitapelli told the  MailOnline: ‘She never  had any intentions to repay our client and she abruptly severed their  relationship as soon as she got what she wanted.’

He went on to claim that the stunning  27-year-old ‘manipulated’ his client and ‘took advantage of him.’

The couple met while working on a project in  Italy together last year. Cercando Picasso (Looking for Picasso), a show that  features dancers interpreting Pablo Picasso’s paintings, dreams and  writings.

Talented

Talented: Miss Diamond-Walker met her director boyfriend  while both working on an artistic project in Italy together

Bending over backwards: Mr Calenda had a written agreement with the dancer that he would loan her the money for an apartment... but she allegedly said the money was a gift
 

Bending over backwards: Mr Calenda had a written  agreement with the dancer that he would loan her the money for an apartment…  but she allegedly said the money was a gift

They began a 10-month romance where  the  young woman was showered with expensive gifts by the experienced  director, who  separated from his wife ten years ago.

Friends that witnessed the whirlwind romance  said that there was nothing out of the ordinary about it.

‘They had a personal relationship … They’re  both adults,’ LaRue Allen, executive director of the Martha  Graham company,  said to the New  York Daily News.

Adding: ‘Things don’t always have a way of  working out.’

The director of the acclaimed Teatro Stabile in Trieste, Italy purchased the condo  for Miss Diamond-Walker in Manhattan’s  affluent Upper West Side.

Miss Diamond-Walker no doubt wanted to be  closer to Lincoln Center, the heart of the New York City theater scene, in the  795-foot apartment.

The apartment, which is newly renovated,  features a wood floor, pre-war moldings, big windows and an over-sized  kitchen.

The enormous   71st Street property has 3.5 rooms and a  lux 24-hour doorman.

The Italian director is based in Rome but  agreed to help Miss Diamond-Walker buy the apartment as long as the money be  considered a loan and that they have a written agreement.

The two signed an agreement on July 19, 2011,  in which Miss Diamond-Walker allegedly agreed to repay the entire sum, without  interest, for several years.

No payments were required until December 2018  – but then the amount is due in full.

The dancer then ended the relationship, just  three months after she secured the ‘loan’, telling her older lover she ‘would  never repay him’, according to the documents obtained by the  MailOnline.

‘She was lovely and sweet, as most  people  are when they are happily buying an apartment,’ a source familiar with the deal  told the MailOnline.

The source added that in all the real estate  dealings, Mr Calenda never made an  appearance and was hardly mentioned. When told of the  fate of their  relationship, the source wasn’t surprised.

‘Things happen,’ they said.

Miss Diamond-Walker is currently on tour with  the Martha Graham Dance Company at the International Dance Festival in Vali,  Colorado, and could not be reached for comment.

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