NY Businessman Gets Banned From Monaco After Punching One Of The Prince’s In The Face
I’ve heard of being banned from like a bar or club because of a little fight….but a whole damn country!!
Page Six reports:
NY businessman Adam Hock has been banned from Monaco and threatened with arrest if he sets foot in the principality following the infamous “Battle Royale,” during which he punched Princess Grace’s grandson Pierre Casiraghi in a NYC club dust-up.
Page Six can exclusively reveal Hock was ordered out of the principality by head of state Prince Albert after he arrived on a yacht for the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix in late May.
A source confirmed Hock sailed into Monaco from Cannes with friends including Canadian billionaire and Cirque du Soleil CEO Guy LaLiberté ahead of the prestigious Formula 1 race, and had headed for dinner in Monte Carlo.
A source told us, “Upon arriving in Monaco by boat, they handed their passports to the authorities, as is required, and headed into Monte Carlo for dinner with friends on May 21 at Cipriani. The next night they drove to the AmfAR gala in Cannes, but while there, Adam got a call from the captain of his yacht, saying he wasn’t allowed back into Monaco, on the orders of Prince Albert.”
Adam’s friends called Prince Albert and tried to intervene on his behalf, but he would not relent, and “[Adam’s friends] had to take his belongings off the yacht, which remained in Monaco, while Adam went on to Ibiza. The incident was the talk of Naomi Campbell’s birthday at the Billionaire Club in Monte Carlo, which Adam was supposed to attend, on May 23.”
Casiraghi, who is the second youngest of Princess Caroline’s four children, was hospitalized after suffering a suspected broken jaw when he was sucker-punched by Hock during the brawl at former hot spot Double Seven in the early hours of Feb. 18, 2012. Prince Albert was said to be furious over the incident, plus the ensuing lawsuits, and the embarrassment it caused the Monaco royal family.
Hock — who had claimed in legal papers filed in Manhattan Supreme Court that Casiraghi and his entourage, including art dealer Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, Greek shipping heir Stavros Niarchos and banker Diego Marroquin, were the aggressors — eventually pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was ordered to complete 12 weeks of anger management and 10 days of community service.
While Hock didn’t respond to requests for comment last night, a source told us, “He bears the Monaco royals no ill will and has moved on from that episode.”
Hock’s attorney Joe Tacopina said, “All assault charges against Adam relating to Casiraghi were dismissed. It is a joke that the Monaco ‘government’ can ban somebody from their country and threaten to have them arrested based on an allegation that was dismissed in another country.”