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Jacqueline Kent Cooke

Jacqueline Kent Cooke

Video of the alleged assault by Jacqueline Kent Cooke on Matthew Haberkorn

Video of the alleged assault by Jacqueline Kent Cooke on Matthew Haberkorn

Jacqueline Kent Cooke is an American socialite who works in the Fashion industry. Jacqueline Kent Cooke is the heiress to Kent Cooke Family fortune. Her father Jack Kent Cooke was the former owner of multiple sports teams including the Washington Redskins (NFL), the Los Angeles Lakers (NBA), the Los Angeles Kings (NHL), and the Los Angeles Wolves (United Soccer Association).

In January, 2018 Cooke was charged with felony second degree assault after allegedly assaulting lawyer Matthew Haberkorn after an anti-Semitic rant. [1]

Early Life

Jacqueline Kent Cooke touring RFK Stadium with her father Jack Kent Cooke as a child

Jacqueline Kent Cooke touring RFK Stadium with her father Jack Kent Cooke as a child

Jacqueline Kent Cooke was born in Washington D.C in 1988 to parents Jack Kent Cooke and Suzanne Elizabeth Martin. The couple had married on July 24, 1987 while Cooke was 75 and Martin was 31. The marriage ended in divorce only 31 days later. Suzanne received a lump payment of $100,000, plus $50,000 annually and the use of a car according to a prenuptial agreement. Suzanne sued after the divorce seeking $15 million in damages.

Jacqueline didn't meet her father until Jacqueline Kent Cooke was 3, but according to documents from a lawsuit about her inheritance the two developed a close bond.

Included in the court documents filed yesterday are nearly two dozen letters that Jack Kent Cooke allegedly wrote to Jacqueline after he fell ill in November 1996.

He died the following April from a heart Attack.

In one letter, dated Dec. 12, 1996, Cooke wrote: "I want you to know that I love you beyond all things on earth.

You're my angel, my little princess, and I'm your loving father who will love and protect you and be by your side forever."

A month later, on Jacqueline's ninth birthday, Cooke sent another letter, this one addressed to "my darling angel," explaining how he had deposited "another One Thousand Dollars" into her trust account.

"Have you any idea how much money this is going to mean to you by the time you're 21?" wrote Cooke.

"Wow!"

Inheritance

When her father Jack Kent Cooke died on April 6, 1997 Jacqueline Cooke was left a $5 million trust from his fortune which was estimated at $825 million. Her mother Suzanne Martin Cooke received no inheritance. Jacqueline's trust was structured to pay her $25,000 a year until she reached 16, when the annual payout jumped to $50,000. When she turned 21, payments were set to rise to $100,000. At 35, she was to begin receiving annual sums equal to 8 percent of the trust, which was valued at more than $6 million in 2007.

Lawsuit

In January, 2007 Jacqueline Kent Cooke filed a $275 million lawsuit that alleges the executors of her father's estate defrauded her.

At the time of the lawsuit Jacqueline Cooke received $50,000 a year from a lifetime trust and collected at least $200,000 from it since her father's death nearly 10 years prior.

Her attorney, Benjamin Dick, said the payments were taxed and therefore have been insufficient to meet her needs.

Those include her expenses at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she was enrolled as a freshman. Cooke owed the school $23,000 and was not permitted to re-enroll in classes after Christmas break, her attorney said.

Dick said his client, desperate for funds to stay in school, even approached the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, which was established in her father's will to provide financial assistance to students in need.

He'd be spinning in his grave right now if he knew" of Jacqueline Cooke's situation, said her mother, Suzanne Martin Cooke.

Education

Jacqueline Kent Cooke studied at Marymount Manhattan College in Manhattan, New York from 2010-2012. She graduated from the college with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies. Jacqueline was involved in the Marymount chapter of the honor society, Lambda Pi Eta.

Career

In August, 2017 Jacqueline Kent Cooke founded her own company Cane Casa in New York City. She has not launched the website for this venture yet but plans to according to her Instagram. Since December, 2016 Jacqueline has worked as a Contributing Editor at Beauty Fashion Inc located on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, New York.

From March-May, 2017 Jacqueline Kent Cooke interned at Campion Platt an interior design firm located on Madison Avenue in Manhattan focusing on boutique hotels ran by architect Campion Platt.

From September, 2015-June, 2016 she worked as a Part Time Marketing Assistant at Susan Cushing Fine Art, a company owned by painter, Susan Cushing.

In this role, she organized and maintained gallery files and contacts.

She marketed Susan's portfolio to various galleries and buyers.

She also enhanced the gallery's online content to increase sales of artwork.

She also arranged meetings and collaborative projects while working with curators.

From November, 2014-September, 2015 Jacqueline was the Director of Marketing and Public Relations for designer Isa Tapia's self-titled line of shoes and handbags. The company was a part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America incubator. At Isa Tapia, Jacqueline worked with editors and stylists, managing press relations with magazines including Condé Nast.

Jacqueline Kent Cooke was a Freelance Fashion Assistant from June-September, 2014 in New York City.

One of her clients included fashion designer, Adam Lippes who came to prominence while working under Oscar de la Renta.

In the Media

Anti-Semitic Assault Allegations

Photo of the victim Matthew Haberkorn after the assault

Photo of the victim Matthew Haberkorn after the assault [1]

Photo from the alleged assault

Photo from the alleged assault [1]

Jacqueline Kent Cooke sits on the ground while her boyfriend intervenes in a scuffle with Matthew Haberkorn during the assault

Jacqueline Kent Cooke sits on the ground while her boyfriend intervenes in a scuffle with Matthew Haberkorn during the assault [1]

On January 3, 2018 Jacqueline Kent Cooke was charged with felony second degree assault after yelling anti-semitic insults at lawyer Matthew Haberkorn before smashing her perspex purse on his face. The assault left Matthew bleeding from cuts to his face.

The New York Police Department confirmed to the Washington Post that the NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.

Jacqueline Kent Cooke allegedly got drunk on New Year's Eve, spewed anti-Semitic remarks in a Manhattan restaurant and then bashed a man bloody with her perspex purse when he confronted her outside. [1]

Matthew Haberkorn, a 52-year-old lawyer from the San Francisco Bay Area, told The New York Daily News that Cooke caused two gashes on the right side of his head after winging her $300 Lulu Guinness Chloe Mirrored Perspex Box Clutch at him during the assault. [1]

Haberkorn said it all started shortly after he finished a meal with his 77-year-old mom, his wife and their four daughters at Caravaggio, an Italian restuarant on E. 74th St. near Madison Avenue in Manhattan. [1]

He said they were collecting their belongings at the coat check when Cooke, who was behind them in line, got annoyed and belligerent.

“Hurry up Jew,” Cooke allegedly spat, according to Haberkorn.

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“What did you say?” Haberkorn's wife Linda Thomas asked.

“Hurry up, Jew.

I got places to be,” Cooke allegedly repeated.

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“We all got places to be," Thomas said she shot back.

“You know what?

I take total offense at that.

You're small-minded.”

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As the situation escalated, Cooke's boyfriend allegedly chimed in with his own offensive remark.

“Happy bat mitzvah, girls,” he said to the daughters, according to Thomas and Haberkorn.

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“We were so surprised that on the Upper East Side that this would happen,” Thomas told The News.

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Haberkorn said he went outside and confronted Cooke over the hate speech.

“I walked up to her and asked her why she said that,” Haberkorn recalled.

“She took her purse, which was a mirrored glass purse, and smashed me with it.”

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It was during or shortly after the alleged first hit that one of Haberkorn's daughters started filming on her cell phone from down the block.

Video shows Cooke's boyfriend trying to intervene.

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She just f---ing hit me!” Haberkorn is heard protesting.

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“You called me a f---ing bitch, you called me a c---,” an unsteady Cooke sobs from the ground.

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“You called me a f---ing Jew,” an outraged Haberkorn responds before moving back toward the daughter who was recording.

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The video turns shaky but then shows Haberkorn losing his balance as Cooke pulls him down in an apparent high-speed tackle.

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“What are you doing?

You're throwing a woman on the floor," Cooke's boyfriend accuses Haberkorn, the video shows.

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“I didn't f---ing touch her,” he responds.

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“She falls down and tries to hold or take me down,” Haberkorn said, describing Cooke as “clearly drunk.”

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Thomas said she also went to confront Cooke, and the socialite told her, "Why don't you use your money to get a nose job?"[1]

Cooke and her boyfriend allegedly ran off after the confrontation.

Haberkorn said he didn't know who she was at first, but the restaurant gave her name to NYPD.

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When a New York Daily News reporter came to Cooke's Upper East Side apartment, she answered the door in gray pajamas and a finger sling and denied the whole incident. [1]

Charges

Jacqueline Kent Cooke turned herself in at the 19th precinct station house on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 and was later led out in handcuffs.

Cooke, who was being held at the 19th Precinct, was charged with felony second degree assault that evening and was expected to be arraigned at the Manhattan Criminal Court.

Trial

Jacqueline Kent Cooke with her court appointed public defender Abby Phillips at Manhattan Criminal Court during her arraignment for felony second degree assault on January 4, 2018

Jacqueline Kent Cooke with her court appointed public defender Abby Phillips at Manhattan Criminal Court during her arraignment for felony second degree assault on January 4, 2018

Jacqueline Kent Cooke in handcuffs while at Manhattan Criminal Court on January 4, 2018 for her arraignment on the charge of second degree felony assault

Jacqueline Kent Cooke in handcuffs while at Manhattan Criminal Court on January 4, 2018 for her arraignment on the charge of second degree felony assault

On Thursday January 4, 2018 Jacqueline Kent Cooke was arraigned in the Manhattan Criminal Court on a charge of second degree felony assault.

The maximum punishment for second degree felony assault in New York State is seven years in prison.

Assistant District Attorney Jorge Deossa of the prosecution said, “The people are investigating this case as a possible hate crime."

Prosecutors are focusing on claims Cooke said “Hurry up, Jew,” to women inside an Upper East Side restaurant Sunday and then attacked a man who was with them, causing two cuts on his head.

“She hit him with her purse made of glass,” Deossa said.

Jacqueline Kent Cooke has filed a cross-complaint against the alleged victim Matthew Haberkorn according to sources obtained by The New York Daily News.

During the arraignment Jacqueline held up her swollen right ring finger in court as her public defender, Rebecca Phipps, said the digit was broken in the fight that led to her Wednesday, January 3, 2018 arrest.

Phipps claimed Cooke did not make the alleged anti-Semitic remarks and was only defending herself when Haberkorn “pursued” her outside.

“To begin with, my client never made the comment, never made the slur she was accused of making,” Phipps said.

The lawyer claimed Haberkorn’s wife and 77-year-old mother simply “misheard” or “misunderstood” a comment.

“After (Haberkorn) and his wife heard what she thought she heard, they started screaming and yelling at my client,” Phipps said.

“He was the one who made the first physical contact.”

Phipps claimed Cooke was also injured in the skirmish and actually postponed getting surgery on her finger so she could visit the 19th Precinct stationhouse Wednesday night at the request of detectives.

Judge Judy Kim released Cooke on her own recognizance and set a followup appearance for February 15, 2018.

Judge Kim also issued an order of protection barring Cooke from having any contact with Haberkorn.

“Yes, your honor,” Cooke said, when asked if she understood the terms of the restraining order.

While leaving the courthouse after the arraignment, Jacqueline Kent Cooke told news photographers, "Stop it, leave me alone!

I’m just trying to get a cab.”

DUI Charges

Mugshot of Jacqueline Kent Cooke from her June, 2008 DUI arrest

Mugshot of Jacqueline Kent Cooke from her June, 2008 DUI arrest

In June, 2008 Jacqueline Kent Cooke was charged with operating under the influence and operating without a license after she started her BMW 325i while intoxicated despite Boston Police officers warning her not to drive.

When she was being booked, Cooke asked the officers whether they knew who her father was.

She then told them he was Jack Kent Cooke, the late multimillionaire and former owner of the Washington Redskins, Los Angeles Lakers, and Los Angeles Kings, and said she would have the officers' badges because "$1 billion goes a long way," police said.

Officers patrolling the South End, Boston had seen Cooke and another woman quickly leaving the South Street Diner about 5:15, with a waitress following closely behind, police said. The waitress told police the women had not paid. Cooke and the woman told police they had forgotten about the bill, and then went inside to pay.

While the women were paying, the officers saw car keys for a BMW fall onto the counter, and since both women appeared to be intoxicated, asked whether they had driven to the diner.

The women said they had not driven, and when police asked whether a BMW parked nearby belonged to them, they said it did not.

Minutes later, officers saw the two women walk to the car.

They approached them again, asking whether they had the keys.

One of the women said she gave the keys to her brother, who would take them home, according to the statement.

Officers suggested the women take a taxi home, but they walked away, police said.

The pair returned to the car 10 minutes later and told the officers that it was useless for them to keep watching because they could not stop them from driving home, police said.

The officers again suggested a taxi.

Then, police said, one of the women stepped into the street, lifted her skirt, and exposed her buttocks to the officers.

The women got into the car at 5:40 a.m. and, despite warnings from the officers, started the engine, leading to Cooke's arrest, police said.

She pleaded not guilty to charges of driving under the influence and driving without a license in Boston Municipal Court on June 27, 2008.

"The arresting officer was really trying to save her from herself... and potentially other innocents who would be sharing the road with her," said Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney's office.

References

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Citation Linknydailynews.comNew York Daily Newsarticle about the anti-semitic assault by Jacqueline Kent Cooke
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Citation Linklinkedin.comJacqueline Kent Cooke's LinkedInprofile
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Citation Linkinstagram.comJacqueline Kent Cooke's Instagramprofile
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Citation Linkfacebook.comJacqueline Kent Cooke's Facebookprofile
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Citation Linkpagesix.comPage Sixarticle about the alleged assault
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Citation Linkarchive.boston.comArchived Boston.comarticleabout the DUI arrest of Jacqueline Kent Cooke in June, 2008
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Citation Linkdeadspin.comDeadspinarticle about the June, 2008 arrest of Jacqueline Kent Cooke for DUI
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Citation Linkwashingtonpost.comWashington Postarticle about the lawsuit Jacqueline Kent Cooke filed against the executors of her father Jack Kent Cooke's estate
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Citation Linknytimes.comNew York Timesarticle about the will of Jack Kent Cookeand how he distributed his fortune
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Citation Linkpqasb.pqarchiver.comArchived Toronto Stararticle from 1988 about the divorce of Jacqueline's parents Jack Kent Cookeand Suzanne Elizabeth Martin
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comJacqueline Kent Cooke pictured in April 2013
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comJacqueline Kent Cooke pictured in October 2016
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