The following chapter of novelist and New York socialite Suzanne Corso’s life might be written in legal court docket.
Corso — who can be membership director of Manhattan’s new Playboy Membership — is charged with shoplifting luxurious items from the Battery Park Metropolis department of Saks Fifth Avenue.
Corso, who documented her “rags to riches” story in a collection of romans a clef, is accused of stuffing two Yves Saint Laurent wallets, a costume and a pair of pants into her purse on the Saks in Brookfield Place on Wednesday morning.
She was arraigned Thursday in Manhattan Legal Court docket on petty larceny and possession of stolen property costs, and launched on her personal recognizance.
“My shopper denies all of the allegations within the arrest report and we really feel assured that we’ll be capable to dispute it to her satisfaction,” mentioned her legal professional, Vincent Martinelli, when reached by cellphone.
The Bensonhurst-raised socialite lives in the identical decrease Manhattan constructing the place ex-Worldwide Financial Fund head Dominique Strauss-Khan was held below home arrest in 2011 after being accused of sexually assaulting a resort maid.
Her three novels painting a girl’s hardscrabble youth in Brooklyn, the decadent lifetime of Wall Road’s elite, and life as a Hollywood author and producer.
Corso says she grew up on meals stamps and welfare in Bensonhurst, and that her ex-husband was a giant shot within the finance world.
However all the things began to unravel a couple of decade again, and the glam Hollywood life appears to have eluded her.
Corso estimated that she and her husband misplaced round $100 million within the 2008 market crash.
She was quoted in New York Social Diary in 2013 griping about her husband’s unhealthy conduct and their monetary misfortune.
“The hookers stored their Rolexes, however I needed to promote mine,” she mentioned. “ … All of the bling is gone.”
She later advised Fox Enterprise Channel their descent brought about her to reevaluate her priorities.
“It makes you understand, what’s cash actually price?” she mentioned. “What am I doing? It’s a home, who cares?”
Final 12 months, Corso’s husband filed for divorce.
At current, she’s making do along with her job as membership director of Playboy Membership New York, which opens later this month on W. 42nd St. in Hell’s Kitchen.
Corso’s LinkedIn web page describes the membership as “an unique, member-only, multi-concept venue that celebrates all issues luxurious, seductive, and playful, whereas evoking the spirit of the unique Playboy Mansion in a contemporary manner.”
Requested on Friday in regards to the shoplifting incident, Corso declined to speak.
“I can’t take your name. I’m sorry,” she advised a Information reporter by cellphone.
With Alec Tabak and Kerry Burke