UPDATE 6/16/22 11:24 A.M. PST: Jason has further responded via Dailymail.com. He shared, in part:
“Any of us can become victims. I was directly affected by vindictive behavior and was wrongfully accused”
He claims that allegations were made as, “a direct result of a bitter divorce and custody battle spanning more than seven years.” Hmm…
Binn finishes by saying:
“I have pleaded not guilty and look forward to being vindicated in court. I ask for privacy for myself and my family during this sensitive as I work to defend my innocence and discard the meritless claims made against me.”
Thoughts, Perezcious readers?!
The publisher behind DuJour magazine, 54-year-old Jason Binn, has been arrested in New York after allegedly molesting a 16-year-old girl.
Arraigned on Monday, the CEO and founder of the “luxury lifestyle media company” now faces misdemeanor charges of forcible touching of intimate parts, endangering the welfare of a child, and sexual abuse in the third degree. Binn, who has regularly rubbed shoulders with Hollywood’s A-list over the years, is accused of touching the young victim without her consent “for the purpose of [self-gratification]” by placing his hand over her clothing and squeezed her buttocks.” This is all according to court documents.
The Post added more details, reporting the 16-year-old is a relative of Binn’s, having had dinner around 8 p.m. with the now-embattled exec at New York City hotspot Cipriani back on Valentine’s Day. It’s said the young girl filed her complaint with police in April.
Allegations aside, a rep spoke to DailyMail.com on Binn’s behalf, saying the publisher “maintains that he is innocent and will continue to fight these charges.”
With a following of socialites from coast to coast, the New York native (pictured above alongside Blake Lively) previously founded Niche Media, which ran a slew of similar boujee lifestyle mags like Ocean Drive, Gotham, and Los Angeles Confidential. There was even a time when you’d find a naked Kourtney Kardashian on a DuJour cover!
For now, it seems like readers will only remember Binn, a father of three, for his gross allegations… at least until more info comes out. Thoughts, Perezcious readers? Share them all in the comments (below).
[Image via Jason Binn/Instagram]