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Jocelyn Wildenstein and fiancé Lloyd Klein step out

‘Catwoman’ Jocelyn Wildenstein and her fiancé Lloyd Klein have been spotted out at a Sotheby’s art auction just days after they were arrested for domestic abuse.

The couple were ordered to keep away from other last week after a lover’s spat turned violent, and landed them both in handcuffs.

But the 72-year-old socialite, who is famous for her plastic surgery cat-like enhanced features, and her boyfriend were seen at the Impressionist and Modern Art auction at Sotheby’s in New York on Tuesday.

The pair even appeared in matching outfits, with Klein wearing black leather pants and gloves, and Wildenstein in a black leather, fur and tassel ensemble. 

‘Catwoman’ Jocelyn Wildenstein and her fiancé Lloyd Klein have been spotted out at a Sotheby's art auction just days after they were arrested for domestic abuse

‘Catwoman’ Jocelyn Wildenstein and her fiancé Lloyd Klein have been spotted out at a Sotheby’s art auction just days after they were arrested for domestic abuse

Jocelyn Wildenstein is pictured arriving at Sotheby's Impressionist and Modern Art auction Tuesday evening 

Jocelyn Wildenstein is pictured arriving at Sotheby’s Impressionist and Modern Art auction Tuesday evening 

The 72-year-old socialite, who is famous for her plastic surgery cat-like enhanced features, donned an unusual ensemble for the jaunt

The 72-year-old socialite, who is famous for her plastic surgery cat-like enhanced features, donned an unusual ensemble for the jaunt

The 72-year-old socialite, who is famous for her plastic surgery cat-like enhanced features, donned an unusual ensemble for the jaunt

It is unclear whether Wildenstein, who has been dubbed ‘catwoman’, and Klein, 50, breached their protective orders by attending the same event.

The couple, who both live in apartments in Trump World Tower, were supposed to keep their distance from each other and even avoid getting in the same elevator, Klein’s attorney, David Moreno,told TMZ.

They were reportedly planning to avoid each other after their arrests but it seems that neither could pass up the chance to bid on artwork at the auction on Tuesday.

TMZ reported that Wildenstein and Klein were having dinner on November 5, when a plate that was left inside the oven shattered after accidentally overheating around 1am, TMZ reported.  

Klein wore a complimentary outfit, with black leather pants and gloves 

Klein wore a complimentary outfit, with black leather pants and gloves 

The couple had been ordered to keep away from other last week after a lover's spat turned violent, and landed them both in handcuffs

The couple had been ordered to keep away from other last week after a lover’s spat turned violent, and landed them both in handcuffs

It is unclear whether Wildenstein, who has been dubbed 'catwoman', and Klein, 50, breached their protective orders by attending the same event

It is unclear whether Wildenstein, who has been dubbed 'catwoman', and Klein, 50, breached their protective orders by attending the same event

It is unclear whether Wildenstein, who has been dubbed ‘catwoman’, and Klein, 50, breached their protective orders by attending the same event

Wildenstein and Klein reportedly fell out on November 5 while they were having dinner

Wildenstein and Klein reportedly fell out on November 5 while they were having dinner

For whatever reason, the incident sparked a heated argument between the couple that quickly turned physical.

Wildenstein, who has been dubbed ‘catwoman’, claims that 50-year-old Klein pushed her to the ground, which caused bruising to her arm and neck. 

Klein claims that Wildenstein viciously scratched him on the forehead, causing a cut. 

They both apparently sought treatment at a nearby hospital and were both charged with misdemeanor assault. 

This is not their first run-in with the law as they’ve been arrested several times for fighting. 

Busted again: Socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein was arrested again early Sunday morning in New York along with her fiancé Lloyd Klein after a fight inside her luxury apartment at the Trump World Tower. They are pictured together above in August

Busted again: Socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein was arrested again early Sunday morning in New York along with her fiancé Lloyd Klein after a fight inside her luxury apartment at the Trump World Tower. They are pictured together above in August

The 72-year-old woman, who is famous for her plastic surgery cat-like enhanced features, and 50-year-old Lloyd Klein were having dinner when a plate that was left inside the oven shattered after accidentally overheating around 1am

The 72-year-old woman, who is famous for her plastic surgery cat-like enhanced features, and 50-year-old Lloyd Klein were having dinner when a plate that was left inside the oven shattered after accidentally overheating around 1am

Last December, they were involved in a blazing late night argument that resulted in Wildenstein getting arrested for scratching Klein’s face and chest.

Klein escaped by bundling her into a closet but, wrongly believing she was trapped, she called the police herself, igniting a tabloid storm in the process.

Shocked Klein would face the ignominy of arrest himself when, days later, police accused him of pushing her when he went back to collect his belongings. 

The pair were banned from going within 1,000 yards of one another or communicating by phone, email or text but Wildenstein said they continued to message in secret – like ‘naughty schoolchildren’ in the back of class.

Authorities dropped all charges after they both insisted the incident was blown out of all proportion and they were still in love.

‘The fight was just one night. It could have destroyed our relationship but it didn’t,’ Wildenstein said told DailyMail.com in August. 

The incident sparked a heated argument between the couple that quickly turned physical. Wildenstein claims that  Klein pushed her to the ground, which caused bruising to her arm and neck. Klein claims that Wildenstein  scratched him on the forehead, causing a cut. They both sought treatment at a nearby hospital and were both charged with misdemeanor assault

The incident sparked a heated argument between the couple that quickly turned physical. Wildenstein claims that Klein pushed her to the ground, which caused bruising to her arm and neck. Klein claims that Wildenstein scratched him on the forehead, causing a cut. They both sought treatment at a nearby hospital and were both charged with misdemeanor assault

She is pictured above in court facing charges for their December fight

Klein is pictured above in December following a fight with Wildenstein

Last December, they were involved in a blazing late night argument that resulted in Wildenstein (left in court) getting arrested for scratching Klein’s face and chest (right)

‘We were not supposed to speak directly afterwards but he sent me sweet messages through friends.

‘I think the police made too much out of the incident. The police officer put his fingers into my skin so deeply that he left me with a scar.

‘But this is just the circle of life. Bad things happens, just like the car crash. You cannot erase them but we never change who we are.’

Back in August, the pair announced they were engaged after he bought the 32-carat diamond engagement ring and proposed at the Versace Mansion in Miami.

In September, the cash-strapped Wildenstein put her sprawling New York apartment back on the market after defaulting on her $4.5 million mortgage.

The 72-year-old had listed the 5,160-square-foot Trump World Tower apartment in Midtown East for $11 million.

But the pair made up and back in August announced they were engaged after he bought the 32-carat diamond engagement ring and proposed at the Versace Mansion in Miami

The property – located at 845 United Nations Plaza – failed to sell for its $12.9 million asking price through a different agent earlier this year.

Wildenstein snapped up adjoining apartments in 2001 before buying a third and knocking them into one giant pad that takes up nearly the entire 51st floor.

The divorcee spent millions of dollars on plastic surgery to make her look cat-like and once explained that she wanted the surgery to make her eyes look more feline. 

She paid around $6 million for all three but borrowed millions more to upgrade the eight-bedroom, six-bathroom residence and deck it out in an opulent art deco interior.

Wildenstein became the world's most infamous divorcee in 1999 when she landed a then-record $2.5 billion settlement

Wildenstein became the world’s most infamous divorcee in 1999 when she landed a then-record $2.5 billion settlement

Court documents obtained by DailyMail.com in September showed Wildenstein had defaulted on the $4.5 million mortgage she took out 10 years ago on the apartment.

Her exasperated creditors have tried to slap foreclosure papers on the famed socialite, but the feline-featured debtor has been dodging them.

Concierge and security staff at the glitzy high rise have also refused to help and threatened to call police on anyone who tries to drop off the paperwork.

The bank’s surveillance operatives had even resorted to staking out the premises but on both occasions failed to spot Wildenstein. 

In a separate legal action, DailyMail.com earlier revealed that Trump World Tower itself was also chasing her for $81,332 in unpaid common charges dating back to November 2014.

Wildenstein became the world’s most infamous divorcee in 1999 when she landed a then-record $2.5 billion settlement from her late ex-husband, the art dealer Alec Wildenstein.

But she’s been candid about her depleted finances in recent interviews, accusing her ex-husband’s family of cutting off her multi-million dollar annual maintenance. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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