Libbie Mugrabi, a socialite, was detained for threatening an ex-housekeeper with a mop and destroying her phone: authorities

According to authorities, an affluent New York socialite who once compared herself to Princess Diana was detained on Tuesday for reportedly assaulting her former domestic.

Libbie Mugrabi, 43, the ex-wife of billionaire Andy Warhol art collector David Mugrabi, is accused of threatening an ex-employee with a knife and a mop handle during the summer.

Police said she was arrested at her Sag Harbor home and charged with menacing, criminal mischief, and criminal possession of a weapon.

 

The fight broke out July 31 after the housekeeper complained about money she was owed, and ended when Mugrabi “forcefully and unlawfully” evicted the employee, Southampton Town Police said in a statement.

The socialite was released without bail following her arraignment in Southampton Town Justice Court, sources said.

Mugrabi’s lawyer called her a “pillar of our community” in the ritzy Hamptons and insisted she was innocent.

Mugrabi was arrested for a July 31, 2022 incident that broke out when the housekeeper complained about money she was owed and ended when the socialite “forcefully and unlawfully evicted" the employee
Mugrabi was arrested for a July 31, 2022 incident that broke out when her ex-housekeeper complained about money she was owed.
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“Libbie Mugrabi is a pillar of our community and a law abiding citizen,” Marianne Bertuna, of Aidala Bertuna & Kamins, said in a statement. “The evidence will show that she is innocent of all these charges. We look forward to this matter being swiftly dismissed in its entirety.”

Friends of Mugrabi said she denies the charges, with one Hamptons pal huffing, “Libbie is innocent of the claims she is accused of.”

Mugrabi grew up in Deal, New Jersey, the daughter of a plastic surgeon dad and a mother who was a nurse. After culinary school she met David, the son of a businessman known for his extension art collection.

The two got married without a prenup, and called it quits in 2020 in what was called the nastiest divorce in New York City. The pair, who share a son and a daughter, tussled over a $72 million townhouse, a nine-bedroom estate and control of the Mugrabi art collection.

Libbie and David Mugrabi's divorce was considered one of New York's nastiest.
Libbie and David Mugrabi’s 2020 divorce was considered one of New York’s nastiest.
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They finally reached an unspecified settlement after Mugrabi sought $100 million in the divorce, but her ex took her to court claiming she never returned several pieces of art, a Ferrari and a Porsche.

Mugrabi compared herself to the late Princess of Wales during the acrimonious split.

“I had the same thing as her — I got married young,” Mugrabi said in a 2021 interview with The Post.

Mugrabi previously compared herself to Princess Diana.
Mugrabi previously compared herself to Princess Diana.
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“She was told what to do and wear,” she said. “And so was I. You’re under control and under a rein. It doesn’t matter what’s fair or what you deserve … After divorce, you can breathe, free of the gilded cage.”

She also launched an accessories in the wake of the split. Over the summer, she made headlines when she reported $500,000 worth of clothes and jewelry stolen while she visited the Spanish island of Ibiza.

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