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A magazine publisher who hobnobs with supermodels and celebs was arrested in New York City for allegedly grabbing a 16-year-old’s buttocks earlier this year, new court papers show.
Jason Binn, the 54-year-old DuJour Media bigwig, was accused of forcible touching, third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child, all misdemeanors, for allegedly grabbing the teenager’s backside in Manhattan on February 14, according to a criminal complaint provided to Fox News Digital on Tuesday.
Jason Binn (L) and Bella Hadid attends the Jump Into Spring: MICHAEL Michael Kors Spring 2019 Launch Party at Dolby Soho on February 5, 2019 in New York City.
(Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Michael Kors)
Binn allegedly placed “his hand on her buttocks over her clothing and squeezed her buttocks” without her consent, the criminal complaint states.
Jason Binn has been charged with third-degree sexual abuse, forcible touching and endangering the welfare of a child. His attorney did not respond to Fox News Digital’s requests seeking comment.
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The New York Post reported that the victim was a relative of Binn’s.
Binn is the founder of “luxury lifestyle media brand” DuJour Media. His attorney did not respond to Fox News Digital’s requests seeking comment on Tuesday morning.
Claudine DeNiro, Jason Binn, and Cuba Gooding Jr. attend DuJour Media’s Jason Binn Celebration of His Birthday In New York City at Cipriani Wall Street on January 22, 2020 in New York City.
(Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for DuJour Media )
Last year, Forbes lauded him as a “New York publishing legend” who had an “incomparable ability to connect with and access celebrities, influential leaders, and prominent figures in an array of industries.”
Jason Binn, Lorraine Bracco, Joy Behar and Chris Cuomo attend the Hamptons magazine celebration of cover star Joy Behar at Paramount Hotel on September 30, 2010 in New York City.
(Photo by Eugene Gologursky/WireImage for Niche Media, LLC)
According to the report, DuJour is the media group behind several publications, including Gotham Los Angeles, Town and Country and its self-named magazine.
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 11: Musician Gene Simmons, Model Cindy Crawford and CEO & Founder of DuJour Media Jason Binn attend the fashion week celebration with DuJour Magazine hosted by Cindy Crawford and Rande Gerber at Mr. Purple on September 11, 2017 in New York City.
(Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for DuJour Media)
Binn declined to comment to the New York Post on Monday, but his divorce attorney, Valentina Shaknes, told the Post the allegations were “unfortunately the latest chapter in a long and bitter divorce proceeding.”
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – FEBRUARY 28: Kate Beckinsale and Jason Binn attend DuJour Cover Star Kate Beckinsale Celebrates Spring Issue With CEO And Founder Jason Binn Presented by Paul Chevalier of Whispering Angel at PhD (Dream Downtown Hotel Rooftop) on February 28, 2019 in New York City.
(Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for DuJour Media)
He appeared in Manhattan criminal court on Monday, when he was released on his own recognizance and was slapped with a temporary order of protection, a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office said.
He is due back in court on July 13.
Stephanie Pagones is a Digital Reporter for FOX Business and Fox News. Story tips can be sent to email@example.com and on Twitter: @steph_pagones.