Underage drinker thrown out of bar 'holds vile protest' outside five-star hotel

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The high-end hotel on East 77th street in New York has hosted top celebrities, including Drake, Gigi Hadid and Angelina Jolie (Image: Getty Images)
The high-end hotel on East 77th street in New York has hosted top celebrities, including Drake, Gigi Hadid and Angelina Jolie (Image: Getty Images)

An underage drinker is accused of allegedly launching a sick protest outside a bar he was rejected from.

Theodore Weintraub allegedly paid demonstrators to chant while holding bizarre signs accusing the five-star Mark hotel on East 77th Street in New York City of supporting paedophiles and denying the Holocaust. Weintraub had reportedly been thrown from the bar for repeatedly trying to buy drinks with a fake ID, according to a suit filed Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court.

Protesters’ signs falsely declared, “The Mark Supports [Jeffrey] Epstein,” “The Mark Denies the Holocaust” and “The Mark Spreads Disease,” according to the suit. Workers described the chaos of the day as "one of the craziest thing we’ve ever had to deal with". Weintraub is said to have attempted to use the fake ID at the hotel's trendy bar before becoming "increasingly aggressive" when he was turned away and asked to leave during the summer of 2021.

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After leaving the hotel, he reportedly returned later for dinner with his doctor father on the evening of September 16, 2021, where he was stopped by security. A suit claims he went on to beg for forgiveness before growing angry when he was refused entry again.

Weintraub was allegedly banned from the hotel after causing so many disturbances during the incident. The suit alleges defamation and seeks a restraining order and damages, reports the New York Post.

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Nearly two years later, in June of this year, Weintraub allegedly began picketing with an unnamed friend outside the hotel while harassing guests and workers, according to the lawsuit.

He allegedly timed the “protests” to be during hotel’s most “populated time periods” when “VIP guests were expected to be entering or exiting” the building, the suit states. A protester was caught on camera chanting, “The Mark helped Epstein!” as Drake left the hotel on July 17.

The suit claims on once occasion Weintraub got into a physical altercation with a guest The lawsuit added: "The Defendants’ behaviour is now a regular and malicious disturbance outside the Mark Hotel, affecting the hotel’s ability to properly service its guests, and through this action the Mark Hotel seeks the Court’s assistance in bringing it to an end."

The high-end hotel has hosted top celebrities, including Drake, Gigi Hadid and Angelina Jolie. A cocktail can cost as much as $29 and it once hosted a $75,000-per-night for a penthouse suite.

Abigail O'Leary

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