Joselyn Wohl, ex of Andrew Parker sued for attack of her sobrity coach

January 13, 2013 at 11:05 pm (Andrew Parker, New York, personal, Uncategorized)


UPPER EAST SIDE — A Manhattan heiress  with substance abuse problems roughed up her sobriety companion in her dad’s  swanky Southampton home, a new lawsuit charges.

Joselyn Wohl, the daughter of real estate mogul Larry Wohl, is accused of  throwing her addiction coach, Heather McKean, down a flight of stairs and  choking her.

McKean is now suing Joselyn, her father and her socialite mother, Denise  Wohl, for not doing enough to safeguard against the 32-year-old heiress’  “violent propensities,” according to a lawsuit filed Monday in Manhattan  Civil Supreme Court.

McKean’s lawyer, Bryan J. Swerling, said his client had worked for a year  with Joselyn as a live-in companion before the alleged March 5 attack.

“She was hired by the Wohls, Denise and Larry, to spend time with her  daughter, who obviously had some issues,” Swerling said. “One day Joselyn made  up her mind she didn’t want Heather around anymore and attacked her on the  stairwell and yanked her down the stairs.”

Swerling said Joselyn then choked McKean until his client managed to free  herself and locked herself in a room to call police. The lawyer said Southampton  cops took her into custody but never formally charged her.

“It took [McKean] by surprise,” Swerling said of the alleged attack. “It’s my  understanding that Joselyn has had some prior outbursts.”

The Southampton Town Police Department did not immediately  provide information on the alleged incident.

The Wohls, who have a Park Avenue apartment, are known for their philanthropy  and hosting galas around the city. Joselyn’s socialite sister, Arden Wohl, who  sports a signature headband, frequently shows up as a boldface name in gossip  columns.

A message left at Larry Wohl’s real estate firm was not immediately  returned.

Swerling said McKean suffered back and knee injuries in the alleged attack  and will need to have surgery.

McKean, who now lives in Florida, is also suing her employer, Cerberus Life Management. The lawsuit does not specify the  amount she seeks.

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