A New York City socialite will have to re-appear in court as prosecutors decide what punishment she’ll face for allegedly attacking a California lawyer with a glass purse on New Year’s Eve.
Jacqueline Cooke, the daughter of Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday, but the case was postponed while district attorneys decide what plea deal they’ll offer the 29-year-old, according to the New York Daily News.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Jacqueline was accused of making an anti-Semitic remark to lawyer Matthew Haberkorn’s mother while at the Caravaggio restaurant in Upper East Side of Manhattan. Haberkorn, 52, is believed to have confronted Jacqueline for her alleged remark, resulting in a physical altercation.
New York Post‘s Page Six reported that the socialite is accused of telling the lawyer’s mother, “Hurry up, you Jew,” at the coat check area, leading to the altercation. However, she’s since denied making any bigoted comments, explaining that she had said, “Excuse me, I have to get through,” on the night in question.
“She clearly didn’t hear what I said, and immediately screamed at the top of her lungs, ‘She called me a Jew!’” she told Page Six.
Video capturing part of the spat outside the restaurant appears to show Jacqueline reportedly yelling that Haberkorn called her a “b****h” and “c**t” while Haberkorn alleged that the socialite called him a “Jew.”
During the heated exchange, police said that Jacqueline smashed her Lulu Guinness Chloe Mirrored Perspex Box Clutch into Haberkorn’s head.
The socialite was arrested and charged with second-degree assault for the December 31 altercation; Haberkorn was also arrested after his alleged attacker filed a cross-complaint against him, according to the Daily News.
Jacqueline is due back in court on May 9. Haberkorn will appear in court on April 27.
[Featured Image: Jacqueline Cooke, Facebook; Matthew Haberkorn/Handout]