… contempt for the lower orders while wielding luxury brands, but the ever-classy culture of the NFL has birthed Jacqueline Kent Cooke, much-cherished daughter of Redskins owner and “billionaire bully” Jack Kent Cooke.
Jacqueline’s years of psychotherapy (her mother started her on it when she was seven) seem to have helped her overcome any repressions she may have harbored about stealing, drinking, and driving. In 2008, a police officer
followed Cooke and her friend after they left [a] restaurant without paying around 5:15 a.m.
The police report said the officer saw Cooke’s keys to her BMW 325i fall out of her purse when she went back inside the restaurant to pay the bill, though she denied the car was hers.
The officer advised her to take a cab home, police said.
Police said Cooke pulled up her skirt to moon the officer, and then gave him the middle finger, before eventually getting into the BMW and starting the engine.
She was booked for a DUI, and, once in the police station, elaborated on the vileness of the lower orders, here embodied by the police.
In the ten years that have elapsed she has added anti-semitism and assault to the mix.
Cooke, 29, allegedly whacked Matthew Haberkorn, 52, outside the Upper East Side restaurant Caravaggio [yesterday] and left him with a bloody gash on his head …
Haberkorn [who – poor Jacqueline – is a high-profile personal injury lawyer] said he had just finished dining with his wife, mom and four daughters when the socialite started the encounter by hurling the slur at his mom on the way out of the eatery.
“I went to the bathroom as we were leaving,” Haberkorn told The Post. “She made a comment to my mother, ‘Hurry up, you Jew,’ as she was getting her jacket.”
When Haberkorn confronted the woman about the comment, that’s when she unleashed her bag attack.
Here’s the thing, though:
The purse appeared to be a Lulu Guinness Women Chloe Mirror Perspex Clutch, which normally costs more than $400.
And yes, of course it was all filmed. By one of Haberkorn’s daughters.
She’s in court. It’s being investigated as a hate crime.
Meanwhile, Deadspin, one of UD’s favorite websites, doesn’t disappoint in the comments department.
“Ahhh the Upper East Side. Finally, a place where I can feel comfortable voicing my anti-semitic views!”
Another good one, in Tablet magazine:
[T]his is why we stay on the Upper West Side, where the altercations are all among us Jews and usually involve the deli line at Zabar’s or the narrow aisles at Fairway.
Mel Gibson chimes in.
She forgot to mention the international relations angle.