Manhattan luxury magazine publisher Jason Binn has been arrested in New York City for allegedly sexually abusing a girl under the age of 17.
Binn, 47, is the founder and CEO of the glitzy DuJour magazine.
He was charged with forcibly touching private parts and endangering a 17-year-old minor.
Binn is the father of two girls and a boy. He and his wife Haley separated in 2016 and sold their TriBeCa apartment for millions.
Jason Binn, 47, leaving Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday. He was arrested after allegedly sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl.
Binn leaving Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday afternoon. He was charged with forcibly touching private parts and endangering a 17-year-old minor.
Binn in Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday afternoon. His quarterly publication DuJour Magazine caters to an audience of readers who have a minimum net worth of $5 million.
Binn has owned properties in Tribeca, Aspen, Miami and Southampton, where he is a fixture of the Hamptons’ elite cocktail and celebrity scene.
Jason Binn is a man who has made luxury not only his lifestyle but also his business. As the founder and president of Niche Media, he has an estimated net worth of $50 million and is the man behind a variety of ’boutique’ magazines, including Hamptons and Gotham.
Binn previously founded and ran Niche Media, the publisher of high-end magazines including Gotham, Los Angeles Confidential, Aspen Peak, Ocean Drive and the Hamptons, to name just a few.
He has owned properties in Tribeca, Aspen, Miami and Southampton, where he is a fixture of the Hamptons’ elite cocktail and celebrity scene.
He has been invited to Kris Jenner’s birthday parties, posing for photos with Kanye West and Kim Kardashian. He has rubbed shoulders with Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, and has partyed with Lenny Kravitz and Lionel Ritchie at Miami’s Art Basel.
Jason Binn, 47, (left) and his wife Haley in 2011, before the couple split in 2016. He is the founder and CEO of the prestigious DuJour magazine.
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
On more low-key nights in the Hamptons, the 54-year-old hangs out with Christie Brinkley and paints himself a homebody, in bed at 10 p.m.
Just three days ago, the prolific Instagram poster posted a photo of himself with a smiling Katie Holmes, captioned, “all dressed up and places to go.” Great shoot – amazing day.’
The day before, he was posting photos of himself with renowned restaurateur Giuseppe Cipriani and bragging about their 40-year friendship after meeting through their respective parents.
Ironically for the man who is now allegedly on the wrong side of the law, last week he posted his praise for New York’s law enforcement and a video collaboration between civil rights activist Al Sharpton and the New York police commissioner. New York, Ray Kelly.
In 2005, he was featured in Forbes magazine’s profile, ‘Forbes 400’, and was named Ernst and Young’s ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’.
In 2010, Binn was named chairman of Niche, the same year he was named senior adviser to online luxury shopping company Gilt.
Jason Binn, the award-winning ‘editorial legend,’ in Manhattan Criminal Court on Monday
Today billed as a ‘publishing legend’, he began his publishing career at the D’Arcy Masius Benton and Bowles advertising agency at age 23, after graduating early and magnum cum laude from the Boston University School 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’s profile, ‘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 “Hall of Advertising Achievement” and in 2008 was named to Crain’s “40 Under 40” list of successful entrepreneurs.
In 2010, he was appointed president of Niche, the same year he was named senior advisor to online luxury shopping company Gilt.
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 Beyonce Knowles at Gotham Magazine’s Annual Gala in New York City, 2008
His quarterly publication DuJour Magazine unabashedly caters to an audience of readers who have a minimum net worth of $5 million.
To receive a copy of the magazine, one had to meet five of the seven requirements, including a median net worth of $5 million and liquid assets of more than $1 million, median home values of more than $1.5 million, median income of more than $250,000, offline luxury purchases of more than $100,000, or annual online purchases and philanthropic donations, respectively, totaling more than $10,000.
Profiled by Forbes last August, the magazine praised Binn for his networking skills and highlighted his focus on “connections” as the core of his success that grew his company from just five employees in 1992 to more than 300.
But while his professional fortune soared, Binn’s private life took a nosedive.
Jason Binn and Paris Hilton photographed getting close at a Niche Media event in Aspen, Colorado in 2010
Jason Binn attending Authors’ Night at the East Hampton Library as Alex Baldwin’s guest in 2011
Jason Binn and DJ Khaled attend a Fat Joe 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 in these pages would not be possible. They are my partners for life.
But it didn’t work out that way, and the couple quietly parted ways in 2016 without commenting on the reasons. Binn had married Haley Liebermann, 46, who previously worked in real estate, in December 2003 at a ceremony in Fontainebleau, Miami. Her parents, Diane and Alan Lieberman, own South Beach Group Hotels in Miami.