A “pretentious” Manhattan socialite hosted a swanky, “black tie optional” bash in January — where he sipped champagne with his fabulous friends and boasted of an upcoming years-long vacation to Europe he was about take. Tabber Benedict bellied up to the bar at Chelsea’s Bungalow 8 — with a woman on his arm — and bent his friends’ ears about the planned jaunt and all the places he was going to visit. But the finance lawyer was hiding the real, sinister reason he was saying his farewells. He was going to prison for nearly killing a man. About two years ago, the West Village denizen slammed his SUV into a Long Island dad after a night of hard partying in the Hamptons — and left his victim for dead, records show. The Jan. 24 soiree was just four days before he was sentenced to as many as 10 years in the clink. “He lied to everybody about going to Europe,” one of his friends said…“I feel terrible for Tabber because I know there’s no table service where he’s headed,” sniffed fellow socialite Justin Ross Lee. “He’s the most pretentious person I’ve ever met.” [NYP]

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  1. Posted by Lizzie Grubman | February 6, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    Animal.

  2. Posted by Guest | February 6, 2013 at 6:41 PM

    This was really Matt, right? Tabber Benedict is just a codename.

  3. Posted by Guest | February 6, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    with a name like Tabber, he should do ok in prison.

  4. Posted by Guest | February 6, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    this sounds like the plot to a bad Bravo reality show

  5. Posted by M. Te'o | February 7, 2013 at 12:30 AM

    I still believe you, Tabber.

  6. Posted by Le guest | February 7, 2013 at 8:26 AM

    poor rich shitty fuck

  7. Posted by Holden Caulfield | February 7, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    Let's see how many of his "friends" visit him while he is State Property. This pompous ass almost kills a man, leaves him for dead like an animal & then doesn't have the brains to maintain a low profile while the justice system goes to work on his sorry ass? This is something I would expect out of the likes of Charlie Sheen. I read this and the question that begs an answer is this: Is this guy is a lawyer? Did he even attend law school? Really, I mean WTF a first year law student would tell him tone it down boy! He claims that he did so much charity work , REALLY? He did nothing until after he almost killed the guy.

  8. Posted by Le guest | February 7, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    nailed it.

    he's got perfectly shaped eyebrows, though. that counts for something, at least in the clink.

  9. Posted by VonSloneker | February 7, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    Those bells haven't rung in a thousand years, they mean they're going to hang someone…

    TABBER!!!!!

    - The Griswolds

  10. Posted by Total long | February 7, 2013 at 12:00 PM

    All questions 'beg an answer', apart from rhetorical questions. They don't, so much.

    Apart from that, the rest of this post was badly written too.

    Cheers Ears.

  11. Posted by HighFrequencyHater | February 7, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    Whoever came up with the term "gatsbaby" needs to be beat to death with the long bloomberg keyboard.

  12. Posted by Guest | February 7, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    We will need before pics of his anus so that we can compare them to the after.

  13. Posted by Pauly D. | February 7, 2013 at 3:29 PM

    Still, it’s nice to see Snooki’s little sisters getting out.