New York Post By Tina Moore and Daniel Prendergast December 11, 2016
The fashion-designer boyfriend of wealthy socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein, a.k.a. “Catwoman,” was arrested Sunday when he roughed her up while trying to remove property from their lavish Manhattan apartment, authorities said.
Lloyd Klein, 49, was cuffed after the 2:30 a.m. fight at her Trump World Tower pad on First Avenue and East 47th Street in Turtle Bay, cops said.
Klein showed up to retrieve some property before grabbing Wildenstein’s arms and pushing the 76-year-old to the ground, causing a minor injury to her hand, as well as some neck and back pain.
The woman called cops who arrested Klein, who tried to remove a Swiss ID, an iPhone 6, a cell phone case and a Visa credit card.
He was charged with robbery, grand larceny, misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief. He was awaiting arraignment Sunday.
The arrest comes less than a week after the troubled couple’s last run in with the law, when Wildenstein was arrested for clawing Klein’s face before grabbing a pair of scissors and slashing him on the chest.
Klein then stuffed his girlfriend into a closet until police arrived and took her away.
The Swiss-born Wildenstein was infamous 20 years ago for spending millions of dollars on misguided cosmetic surgery to make her look cat-like. Her divorce from billionaire art-dealing husband Alec Wildenstein also was fodder for tabloid headlines. He died in 2008.
Jocelyn Wildenstein once explained that she sought out surgery in part to make her eyes look more feline.