An NFL heiress allegedly prompted a New Year’s Eve fight after making anti-Semitic comments at a New York City restaurant coat check, according to video released of the incident.
As the Daily Beast reports, millionaire heiress Jacqueline Kent Cooke—whose father was the late Jack Kent Cooke, the former owner of the Washington Redskins—allegedly “attacked a man with a designer glass purse” after she became agitated while trying to retrieve her coat at an upscale Manhattan restaurant.
A witness said Cooke told the person in front of her to “hurry up Jew,” prompting Linda Thomas, the wife of 52-year-old Matthew Haberkorn to ask her to repeat herself.
Witnesses told the New York Daily News Cooke replied, “hurry up Jew, I got places to be.” Cooke’s boyfriend likewise allegedly told the couple’s daughters, “Happy bat mitzvah, girls.”
According to Haberkorn, once outside he asked Cooke why she said that. “She took her purse, which was a mirrored glass purse, and smashed me with it,” Cooke told the Daily News.
Video of the aftermath, shot by Haberkorn's daughters, shows Haberkorn telling Cooke’s boyfriend, "She just f*cking hit me!”
Cooke, on the ground, told her boyfriend Haberkorn "called me a f*cking b*tch, [he] called me a c*nt.” As Cooke tried to get up, she fell over on the pavement. Cooke’s boyfriend pursued Haberkorn, getting increasingly more aggressive before pulling Haberkorn to the ground.
According to Thomas, when she confronted Cooke about her language, she asked, “Why don't you use your money to get a nose job?”
When confronted by the Daily News, Cooke denied even being at the restaurant, telling the publication she was in her apartment on New Year’s Eve. The News reports she later turned herself in to police.
Watch the video below, via YouTube: