Jocelyn Wildenstein and her fashion designer fiancée Lloyd Klein have brushed aside claims of another late night fight – insisting they injured themselves having passionate sex.
The loved-up pair plan to wed next year but their 14-year romance took another wild turn Sunday morning when neighbors heard screaming coming from their apartment.
Police arrested both after they arrived at 1am to find a shattered casserole dish on the kitchen floor, bruises to Wildenstein’s neck and arms and a cut to Klein’s forehead.
The criminal complaint says they accused one another of inflicting the wounds but Wildenstein, 72, and 50-year-old Klein have now offered a completely different version of events.
In exclusive interviews with DailyMail.com they say it began when Klein was heating a romantic meal of beef bourguignon on the stove and the Pyrex dish suddenly exploded.
Everything’s just fine: Socialite Jocelyn Wildenstein, 72, and fiance Lloyd Klein tell DailyMail.com they were arrested on Sunday after their rough sex – after Klein was heating a romantic meal of beef bourguignon on the stove and the Pyrex dish suddenly exploded – was mistaken for physical violence
‘I burned my legs when the dish exploded and I went to the shower to put water on it,’ Klein said
The Canadian-born couturier raced to the shower to wash the scalding broth off his legs where he says he slipped and fell, suffering a small cut to the forehead.
Wildenstein joined him the bathroom to check he was OK but before long the couple had moved to the bedroom and started to have sex.
They told DailyMail.com that neighbors overheard their noisy lovemaking and wrongly leapt to the conclusion that Wildenstein was being attacked.
‘I burned my legs when the dish exploded and I went to the shower to put water on it,’ Klein said.
‘I must of made a lot of noise, I was panicking, but Jocelyn came into the bathroom to see that I was OK and one thing led to another.
‘I slipped and cut my forehead because everything was very wet, but it was no big deal, a tiny cut.
‘We went into the bedroom and had great, passionate sex. The neighbors probably heard all this and assumed someone was being murdered.
‘A few minutes later the security came into the apartment uninvited and walked right in on us in the bedroom.
‘I can see why it looked like a fight with the food on the floor and the little bit of blood – but I can assure you it wasn’t that,100 percent.’
‘None of this would have happened if the cooking pot had not exploded. I have never seen anything like it. He burned himself and when I went to help him we took a shower together,’ Jocelyn told DailyMail.com
Mother-of-three Wildenstein insisted the bruises on her neck and arms referenced in the criminal complaint were completely innocent.
‘Lloyd can be very passionate, he can be a little rough,’ she laughed. ‘That’s something I enjoy otherwise I would not have been with him all this time.
‘None of this would have happened if the cooking pot had not exploded. I have never seen anything like it. He burned himself and when I went to help him we took a shower together.
‘The security did not want to hear any explanations. They reached their own conclusion. It was a horrible time.’
Police arrived minutes later and the couple were taken to different Manhattan hospitals before being booked into jail on misdemeanor assault charges.
They were released at around 10pm Sunday evening with Wildenstein due in court later this month and Klein in December.
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
‘We waited in a cage all day for the judge to let us go,’ added Wildenstein. ‘They didn’t bring us a cup of tea or a coffee, it was so inelegant.’
Wildenstein and Klein insist the latest incident will have no impact on planning for 2018 nuptials despite a protective order currently in place preventing them from speaking to one another.
Their relationship suffered its first major hiccup last December when Wildenstein was arrested for sinking her claws into Klein’s face and scratching him with scissors in a now-notorious catfight.
The Canadian-born designer escaped by bundling her into a closet before Wildenstein called the police herself only to be arrested when they saw her partner’s wounds.
Klein would face the ignominy of arrest himself just days later when police accused him of pushing Wildenstein when he went back to collect his belongings.
However the bickering pair later said the headline-grabbing tussle that saw them both thrown behind bars only made them realize how much they couldn’t bear to be apart.
They were reconciled as soon as authorities dropped all charges and Klein popped the question in July, presenting Wildenstein with a 32-carat diamond engagement ring.
He will become Jocelyn’s second husband, after her marriage to the late art dealer Alec Wildenstein ended in a 1999 divorce and landed her with a then-record $2.5 billion settlement.
The couple liken their ups and downs to the tumultuous romance between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.
Klein, who is about to launch a new collections for men and women as well as a perfume, added: ‘The police could not wait to put handcuffs on us but this will all be dropped in a few weeks.
Neither of us have any reason to press charges. It’s ridiculous.’
The NYPD said officers responded at 1am Sunday to a 911 call reporting that a woman was being assaulted.
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)
‘Upon responding officers discovered two victims,’ said a spokesperson. Victim one a 50-year-old male victim with a laceration to his forehead, EMS responded to the scene and transported him to Bellevue Hospital where he is listed in stable condition.
‘Police observed victim two, a 72-year-old woman with bruising to her neck and arms, EMS transported her to Cornell Medical Center where she is listed in stable condition.’
The spokesman added that both victims had since treated, released and charged with assault.
This is not their first run-in with the law as they’ve been arrested several times for fighting.
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.
‘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.