PALM BEACH — New York Socialite Jacqueline Kent Cooke, 29, who has close ties to Palm Beach, exhibited some pretty horrific behavior on New Year’s Eve, which landed her million-dollar butt in jail.
Kent Cooke, the daughter of late Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke and Suzanne Martin Cooke, was arrested after allegedly, viciously launching into an anti-Semitic tirade and assaulting a Jewish man with her $300 Lulu Guinness Chloe Mirrored Perspex Box Clutch.
The events unfolded at a Manhattan restaurant where Kent Cooke and her boyfriend had been dining. While she was waiting to pay her tab behind Matthew Haberkorn, 52, and his family, at Caravaggio on E. 74th St. near Madison Ave, she became annoyed, and muttered, “Hurry up Jew,” at Haberkorn.
When his wife Linda Thomas responded, “What did you say?” Kent Cooke drunkenly repeated, “Hurry up, Jew. I got places to be.”
“We all got places to be,” Thomas answered. “You know what? I take total offense at that. You’re small-minded.”
As the confrontation became heated, Cooke’s boyfriend directed his anger at Haberkorn’s daughters, saying, “Happy bat mitzvah, girls.”
Once outside, Haberkorn confronted Cooke again, at which time she took her glass purse and hit him over the head, resulting in a gash on his temple.
While Haberkorn’s daughter was filming the encounter on her phone, Haberkorn can be heard shouting, “She just f—ing hit me!”
Meanwhile, an inebriated Cooke who had fallen to the ground, cries, “You called me a f—ing bitch, you called me a c—,” and pulled Haberkorn down with her.
“What are you doing? You’re throwing a woman on the floor,” Cooke’s boyfriend says.
“I didn’t f—ing touch her,” Haberkorn responds. “She falls down and tries to hold or take me down.”
When Thomas intervened to confront Cooke, she hurled another anti-Semitic remark at her, “Why don’t you use your money to get a nose job?”
Afterwards Cooke and her boyfriend ran off. When police arrived, the restaurant verified Cooke’s identity. She was arrested on Wednesday at her Upper East Side apartment.
”There’s nothing that happened on New Year’s Eve,” she told reporters. “I was here in my apartment.”
This isn’t Cooke’s first run-in with the law. In 2008, during an arrest on DUI charges in Boston, she asked officers if they knew who her father was, and asked to see their badges, adding “$1 billion goes a long way.”
Cooke’s parents met at the elite Palm Bay Club in Miami. The marriage lasted 73 days during which time Jacqueline was born. After her father’s death in 1997, she filed a $275 million lawsuit against, apparently dissatisfied with the $5 million trust fund he had left her.
Mother and daughter were recently listed on Avenue magazine’s 2017 Palm Beach A-List. The magazine may want to reconsider its criteria for being on the list.