Kelly Killoren Bensimon arrested for assaulting “jilted lover”

The newest Real Housewives of New York City cast member, Kelly Killoren Bensimon, was arrested for assaulting her boyfriend. She “was arrested last week for misdemeanor assault after 30-year-old Nicholas Stefanov called cops, saying she punched him,” according to the New York Daily News.

She “turned herself in Thursday, two days after the incident” and “was released on her own recognizance,” the paper reports. Stefanov told the paper she “sucker-punched” him after she gave her engagement ring back. “She is a great girl. I do want to work it out. But what are you supposed to do when a girl is hitting you, just sit there like a punching bag? If I had hit her, I’d be sitting in a jail cell right now,” he said.

Bensimon’s lawyer, however, says that it’s not true. “They are most certainly not engaged and his allegations of past abuse are false,” Stephen Turano told the Daily News. “The allegations are by a jilted lover saying she struck him during the course of an argument. We deny the charges, and we are hopeful this will be resolved.”

The most unbelievable part of the story comes from a Bravo spokesperson, who said, “We don’t comment on the personal lives of our talent.” No, you just use them to make highly-rated and lucrative TV shows.

‘Real Housewives of New York City’ star Kelly Killoren Bensimon arrested for assault [New York Daily News]
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