Prince Pierre Casiraghi (Stephane Drapot/WireImage)Not all princes are so charming. Monaco's Pierre Casiraghi -- the grandson of Grace Kelly -- got into a bloody bar scuffle in the early hours of Saturday morning in New York City after he and his entourage reportedly picked a fight. According to the New York Post, Casiraghi, 24, and his rich friends, including Paris Hilton's former boyfriend Stavros Niarchos, Vladimir Restoin Rotfeld, and Diego Marroquin, walked up to a table at Double Seven in Manhattan's Meatpacking District and "were being completely obnoxious" to the group, which included former nightclub owner Adam Hock, Double Seven's owner Jeffrey Jah, celebrity hairstylist Joel Warren, and three models. The young men helped themselves to the table's $500 bottle of vodka -- and that's when "all hell broke loose."
Hock, 47, reportedly threw the first punch at the prince and "he flew across the room and landed on a table on the other side," a witness told the paper. "Pierre's face looked broken, with deep cuts and blood everywhere. He looked like he needed plastic surgery." Hock allegedly then turned on Casiraghi's friends, hitting Niarchos, 26, Restoin Roitfeld, 27, and Marroquin, 33 -- but not before one of the royal's pals attempted to hit him over the head with a bottle of Grey Goose.
Although Casiraghi -- who spent the night in the hospital -- and his friends allegedly started the fight, it was Hock who was arrested and charged with four counts of third-degree assault. "I was defending myself and others," Hock said at his arraignment the next day. "Why aren't [Casiraghi and his three friends] handcuffed?" Hock's lawyer added: "My client is not Bruce Lee … These four guys are trust-fund babies who think the world is owed to them. They are like spoiled brats."
Adam Hock (Gabriella Bass/Splash News)Stavros Niarchos (Johns PkI/Splash News)
Officials in Monaco declined to comment "because we have no information about it." A spokesperson for Double Seven took the prince's side, even though he allegedly harassed a group that included the club's owner. "The facts are very clear," read a statement from the venue. "There was only one person arrested Friday night at the Double Seven, Mr. Hock, who spent two days in jail as a result of his actions."
Hock is due back in court on March 29.