Following the Wednesday arrest of Four Seasons co-owner Julian Niccolini on sexual abuse charges, the Post gets wind of a "confession" of sorts that the NYPD secretly recorded. When the young woman who accuses Niccolini of roughly molesting her filed charges with the police, they had her make a call to the restaurateur, which they recorded without his knowledge. This is according to someone friendly with this woman, who tells the Post that Niccolini told her "I'm sorry. It won't happen again." He also allegedly blamed the fact that they were both drinking, and asked her to "not go any further with this."
After being arraigned in court Wednesday and released without bail, Niccolini was back at the Four Seasons Thursday, where the power lunching carried on as usual. In fact, the Post reports, the restaurant even set up a few extra tables to accommodate all the people who showed up to show their support for Niccolini. One of those people was Henry Kissinger, he told the paper he doesn't believe the allegations.
Meanwhile, it has also come to light that Niccolini's accuser, who is now 28, is a family friend, and has known him since she was seven. If found guilty, Niccolini could face up to seven years in prison.