Anyone need a four-story townhouse near Gramercy Park?
Although the widow of fashion designer Oleg Cassini rots in Nassau County jail, her home on East 19th Street will be auctioned off March 13 at the Manhattan Sheriff’s office downtown.
Former model Marianne Nestor Cassini — who claimed to be 68, but is actually 76 — was first jailed last year for six months after failing to comply with court orders issued in the decadelong battle over sharing Oleg’s $60 million fortune with his four grandchildren, who are owed half of his estate.
Cassini was released in November so that she could gather records necessary to assess the Cassini assets, but was jailed for contempt again in January, where she’ll remain until she is prepared to work with court-appointed receiver Rosalia Baiamonte. Her jailing comes after a “maniacal tirade” against the receiver.
Baiamonte said in court papers that she was trying to collect assets at the East 63rd Street offices of Oleg Cassini Inc. when Marianne showed up, cursed at the lawyer and tried to sic her dog on her.
“Mrs. Cassini threatened me (more than once) that she would one day hunt down my personal home, break into it and steal my personal belongings,” Baiamonte wrote.
Oleg — who was briefly engaged to Grace Kelly and was Jacqueline Kennedy’s favorite designer — lived in the 19th Street townhouse for decades before he died in 2006 at 92.