Manhattan luxury magazine editor Jason Binn arrested for allegedly assaulting girl under 17

Manhattan luxury magazine publisher Jason Binn has been arrested in New York for allegedly assaulting a girl under the age of 17.

Binn, 47, is the founder and CEO of glitzy DuJour magazine.

He was accused of forcibly touching private parts and endangering a minor under the age of 17.

Binn is the father of two girls and a boy. He and his wife Haley separated in 2016 and sold their TriBeCa apartment for $10.75 million in 2017.

Jason Binn, 47, leaving Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday. He was arrested after allegedly assaulting a girl under 17

Binn leaving Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday afternoon.  He was charged with forcibly touching private parts and endangering a minor under the age of 17

Binn leaving Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday afternoon. He was charged with forcibly touching private parts and endangering a minor under the age of 17

Binn in Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday afternoon.  Its quarterly publication DuJour Magazine caters to a readership of clients who have a minimum net worth of $5 million.

Binn in Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday afternoon. Its quarterly publication DuJour Magazine caters to a readership of clients who have a minimum net worth of $5 million.

Binn has owned properties in Tribeca, Aspen, Miami and Southampton where he is part of the Hamptons' cocktail elite and celebrity scene.

Binn has owned properties in Tribeca, Aspen, Miami and Southampton where he is part of the Hamptons’ cocktail elite and celebrity scene.

Jason Binn is a man who has made luxury not only his lifestyle but also his business. As the founder and chairman of Niche Media, he has an estimated net worth of $50 million and is the man behind an array of “boutique” magazines, including Hamptons and Gotham.

Binn previously founded and ran Niche Media, the publisher of high-end magazines such as Gotham, Los Angeles Confidential, Aspen Peak, Ocean Drive and Hamptons, to name a few.

He has owned properties in Tribeca, Aspen, Miami and Southampton where he is part of the Hamptons’ cocktail elite and celebrity scene.

He was invited to Kris Jenner’s birthday parties, posing for photos with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. He rubbed shoulders with Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, and partied with Lenny Kravitz and Lionel Ritchie at Art Basel in Miami.

Jason Binn, 47 (left) and his wife Haley in 2011, before the couple separated in 2016. He is the founder and CEO of renowned magazine DuJour.

Jason Binn, 47 (left) and his wife Haley in 2011, before the couple separated in 2016. He is the founder and CEO of renowned magazine DuJour.

Jason Binn (left) with Kim Kardashian and Greta Van Susteren at a Niche Media party in 2010

Jason Binn (left) with Kim Kardashian and Greta Van Susteren at a Niche Media party in 2010

Jason Binn with Kanye West at a DuJour magazine event in Los Angeles in 2017

Jason Binn with Kanye West at a DuJour magazine event in Los Angeles in 2017

On more low-key nights out in the Hamptons, the 54-year-old hangs out with Christie Brinkley and has painted himself as a homebody, in bed by 10 p.m.

Just three days ago, the prolific Instagram poster posted a photo of himself with a smiling Katie Holmes, captioning it, “all dressed up and places to go.” Great shoot – amazing day.’

The day before, he posted pictures of himself with famous restaurateur Giuseppe Cipriani and bragged about their 40-year friendship after meeting through their respective parents.

Ironically for the man who now allegedly finds himself on the wrong side of the law, he last week posted his praise for New York law enforcement and a video collaboration between civil rights activist Al Sharpton and Commissioner longtime New York police officer, Ray Kelly.

In 2005 he was featured in Forbes magazine,

In 2005, he was featured in Forbes magazine, “Forbes 400”, and was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young.

In 2010, Binn was named chairman of Niche the same year he was named chief advisor to luxury online shopping company, Gilt.

In 2010, Binn was named chairman of Niche the same year he was named chief advisor to luxury online shopping company, Gilt.

Jason Binn, the

Jason Binn, the award-winning “publishing legend,” in Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday

Now billed as a ‘publishing legend’, he began his publishing career at the D’Arcy advertising agency Masius Benton and Bowles at the age of 23 after graduating early and magnum cum laude from Boston University College of Communications.

In 1992, he moved to Miami and founded Ocean Drive Magazine. Six years later, in 1998, he founded Niche and a host of other high society titles followed, including Hamptons Magazine, Capitol File, Gotham, Los Angeles Confidential, Aspen Peak and Michigan Avenue.

In 2005, he was featured in Forbes magazine, “Forbes 400”, and was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst and Young.

Two years later, he was the only member of the media inducted into the American Advertising Federation’s “Advertising Hall of Achievement” and in 2008 he was named to Crain’s “40 Under 40” list of successful entrepreneurs.

In 2010, he was named chairman of Niche the same year he was named chief advisor to luxury online shopping company, Gilt.

Jason Binn (second from right) pictured with Donald Trump and rock star Steven Tyler in 2008

Jason Binn (second from right) pictured with Donald Trump and rock star Steven Tyler in 2008

Jason Binn and Ivanka Trump together at the Couture Jewelry Show in Las Vegas in 2014

Jason Binn and Ivanka Trump together at the Couture Jewelry Show in Las Vegas in 2014

Jason Binn and Beyonce Knowles at the Gotham Magazine annual gala in New York in 2008

Jason Binn and Beyonce Knowles at the Gotham Magazine annual gala in New York in 2008

His quarterly publication DuJour Magazine unashamedly caters to a readership of clients who have a minimum net worth of $5 million.

In order to receive a copy of the magazine, one had to meet five of seven conditions, including an average net worth of $5 million and liquid assets of over $1 million, average home values ​​over $1.5 million dollars, an average income of more than $250,000, annual income offline luxury purchases of more than $100,000 or annual online purchases and philanthropic donations totaling more than $10,000 respectively.

Featured by Forbes last August, the magazine praised Binn for his ability to network emphasizing “connections” as being central to his success which saw his company grow from just five employees in 1992 over 300.

But as his professional fortune soared, Binn’s private life sank.

Jason Binn and Paris Hilton pictured getting close at a Niche Media event in Aspen, Colorado in 2010

Jason Binn and Paris Hilton pictured getting close at a Niche Media event in Aspen, Colorado in 2010

Jason Binn attending the Authors' Night at the East Hampton Library as a guest of Alex Baldwin in 2011

Jason Binn attending the Authors’ Night at the East Hampton Library as a guest of Alex Baldwin in 2011

Jason Binn and DJ Khaled attend Fat Joe's Family Ties album release party in Miami, 2019

Jason Binn and DJ Khaled attend Fat Joe’s Family Ties album release party in Miami, 2019

In the first edition of DuJour, he wrote, “Without the love and support of my wife Haley and my children, what you are about to see on these pages would not be possible. They are my partners for life.

But it didn’t work out that way and the couple quietly separated in 2016 without any comment on the reasons. Binn had married Haley Liebermann, 46, who previously worked in real estate, in December 2003 in a ceremony in Fontainebleau, Miami. His parents, Diane and Alan Lieberman, own the South Beach Group Hotels in Miami.