Luxury journal writer Jason Binn advised The Post Thursday he didn’t sexually abuse a teenage female relative — and claimed the costs in opposition to him had been concocted by his estranged spouse because the pair duke it out in divorce courtroom.
“Her case has no advantage and is groundless,” Binn, 54, mentioned by telephone.
“It looks like lots of people comprehend it’s a home subject and it’s unlucky for me.”
Binn, the writer of DuJour Magazine, was arrested on Monday for allegedly grabbing a 16-year-old lady’s buttocks over her garments after a luxurious meal at Cipriani on Valentine’s Day, cops and law-enforcement sources mentioned.
The jet-setting Hamptons mainstay, who’s rubbed elbows with everybody from Kris Jenner to former President Barack Obama, was hit with misdemeanor raps of forcible touching, endangering the welfare of a kid and third-degree intercourse abuse, prosecutors mentioned.
Law-enforcement sources mentioned beforehand that the alleged sufferer went to file a grievance with police in April, and expenses had been introduced this week.
It was not instantly clear how Binn is said to the alleged sufferer. He shares a son and two daughters with estranged spouse Haley Lieberman, one among whom is 16, public data present.
A supply near Binn mentioned the accuser’s id was a “very delicate, delicate subject.”
Binn and Lieberman, who wed in December 2003, filed for divorce in Manhattan supreme courtroom in 2020.
During Binn’s arraignment in Manhattan Criminal Court Monday, the shiny magnate appeared raveled in a black masks and white button down as he scampered via the courthouse together with his lawyer to keep away from photographers.
He was launched on his personal recognizance and rapidly left the constructing with out commenting.
“This is sadly the most recent chapter in an extended and bitter divorce continuing,” Binn’s divorce lawyer, Valentina Shaknes, mentioned in a press release.
“We is not going to be commenting any additional.”
Binn’s felony protection lawyer didn’t remark.