Millionaire socialite accused of anti-Semitic assault in NYC.
A millionaire socialite is accused of making anti-Semitic remarks to a Jewish attorney at a Manhattan restaurant and then hitting him over the head with a purse made of glass.
Jacqueline Kent Cooke, daughter of the late billionaire Jack Kent Cooke, was arrested by New York police on Wednesday and charged with second-degree assault in the New Year’s Eve incident, People magazine reported.
Cooke reportedly at first denied the incident when confronted by police but later turned herself in.
According to the New York Daily News, Matthew Haberkorn, 52, of the San Francisco area, his mother, wife and four daughters were collecting their outdoor gear from a coat check after eating at a high-end Manhattan restaurant when Cooke allegedly told him, “Hurry up, Jew. I got places to be.”