So....here's a photo of Kelly outside the NYC court today, where her allegedly abused boytoy Nick Stefanov sought to extend his restraining order against "Socializer," Kelly Killoren Bensimon.
According to the NY Daily News, Kelly is going with the old "blame it on the boyfriend" defense.
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20269066,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines From the article:
Blame it on the boyfriend.
The lawyer for Kelly Killoren Bensimon - one of "The Real Housewives of New York City" - says her jilted beau was responsible for the lovers' quarrel that landed the reality star in court.
"I can't believe the guy went to the police," defense attorney Ed Hayes said Tuesday. "It is very, very mean-spirited. It's not like she's in his apartment. He's in her apartment."
Hayes said there was a break-up between Bensimon and Nicholas Stefanov, followed by a scuffle in her Manhattan apartment when he refused to leave.
"It's the reverse of a jilted girlfriend," Hayes said after a brief court appearance. "He's a rejected boyfriend."
While prosecutors asked for an extension of an order of protection for Stefanov, Hayes charged the ex-boyfriend was sending Bensimon threatening e-mails.
"I'm going to make your life misery," read one of the missives cited by Hayes.
Bensimon, 40, the ex-wife of famous fashion photographer Giles Bensimon, was dressed in black from head to toe for her courtroom appearance. The case was put off until June 8.
The mother of two girls was accused of punching 30-year-old Stefanov in the face, causing lacerations below the left eye and "substantial pain," according to a complaint he filed with police.
"I'm devastated my girls and I have to go through something like this," said Bensimon, sporting a gold watch and diamond stud earrings. "They don't need to be exposed to something like this."
Bensimon, a model and editor, was confident the case would be resolved in her favor. "The only time I'll ever be here again is for jury duty," she said.
She could face up to a year behind bars if convicted.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Pictured above, Kelly Killoren Bensimon--in happier days--with then husband (and old man) photographer, Gilles Bensimon.
This morning, Kelly was in a Manhattan courtroom with her famous mouthpiece, Eddie Hayes, to answer charges of putting a beatdown on her fiancee/boy toy, Nick Stefanov. Kelly is 40, Nick is 30. Kelly was the 3rd wife of French born Gilles Bensimon, who is 65.
According to People magazine, Stefanov was not in court this morning and Kelly said little more than how "uncomfortable" this situation is for her and her two daughters. Her lawyer, Eddie Hayes, did manage to tell a tv program that Nick is just a "jilted moron." The link to People magazine: http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20269066,00.html?xid=rss-topheadlines
Listen, I abhor Vicki's "woo-hooing" as much as anyone, but I can't condone a death threat against anyone. What kind of obsessed fan would email Vicki and Jeana????
http://www.nydailynews.com/gossip/2009/03/31/2009-03-31_real_housewives_of_orange_county_star_vi.html From the article:
A "Real Housewives" star is experiencing some serious off-screen drama.
Vicki Gunvalson, one of the stars of Bravo's "Real Housewives of Orange County," has received death threats from an unhappy female fan.
The obsessed viewer, who was not pleased with a comment Gunvalson made to a castmate during one episode, called for payback, reports E! News.
"Vicki did get a threatening call from a fan who was watching the show, and she didn't like something Vicki said to [co-star] Jeana Keough," says Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino. "Jeana also got an e-mail at home containing a direct threat to Vicki."
Amormino said the fan alluded to potential acts of violence in the e-mail to Keough, saying, "I'll take care of Vicki."
"It is a criminal threat and we are pursuing it aggressively," Amormino says.
Gunvalson has been on the hit series, now in its fifth season, since the show's inception.
The 45-year-old also runs a successful insurance and financial services agency.