Jacqueline Kent Cooke, the millionaire socialite daughter of late Washington NFL owner Jack Kent Cooke, was arrested Wednesday in New York, accused of assaulting a man with a $300 mirrored purse.
The incident, which took place on New Year’s Eve, began after Cooke, 29, allegedly went on an anti-Semitic rant inside a fancy New York restaurant, according to The New York Daily News and other New York media.
Law enforcement sources told The New York Post that Cooke allegedly hit California attorney Matthew Haberkorn, 52, on the head with a mirrored acrylic purse, leaving him with a bloody gash.
Haberkorn, his 77-year-old mother, his wife and their four daughters had finished dining at high-end Caravaggio near Madison Avenue when the drama began.
Haberkorn told New York media his family was waiting in line at the coat check when Cooke, who was behind them, got annoyed. This is his version of what happened.
“Hurry up, Jew,” Cooke allegedly said to Haberkorn’s mother.
“What did you say?” Haberkorn’s wife, Linda Thomas, asked Cooke, according to the Daily News.
“Hurry up, Jew. I got places to be,” Cooke allegedly repeated.