According to Page Six, there was some brawl with a billionaire at a star-studded party in Capri, Italy.
New York nightlife gurus Richie Akiva and Darren DiZianciol threw a bash on the Italian island for a UNICEF gala including Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx, among other A-listers in the city.
But we hear that the sophisticated soiree was interrupted by an ugly scene.
Peculiar Miami mogul M. Patrick Carroll got into a feud with biotech billionaire Ernesto Bertarelli — or, at least, he thinks he did.
As Carroll told friends, he left his desk and wandered into the vicinity of Bertarelli’s table, where he began “flirting” with some of the women on the Swiss pharma phenom’s crew.
According to Camp Carroll, Bertarelli—who is estimated to be worth $8.5 billion, thanks largely to his family’s drug business—was irritated by the intrusion and descended on either Bertarelli or his heavy Carroll.
But according to others present, the sea breeze might have got Carol a bit.
“Ernesto was nowhere near him,” dried up a source. “He wasn’t involved at all.”
He said that charming real estate magnate Carroll withdrew a bit, began creating a non-Amalfi scene and the bouncers made a compelling case for him that he might prefer to enjoy the rest of his evening in an alternative environment.
Another source told us that Carol had “pretty tips”.
“The rest of the party was so chill and so good energy,” lamented another person from the party.
We’re told that Rachel Winters dazed and Foxx got on the mic several times. “Everyone was dancing to old school hip-hop,” Guest said.
The event representative told us, “Ernesto . . . was nowhere close to the scene and the situation despite other reports to the contrary. It was a nice, intimate pre-gala pop-up event, with a VIP reception in Capri for UNICEF it was done. “
Carroll’s attorney, Duncan Levine, told us, “What was meant to be a fun night out for everyone in Capri became unnecessary drama. Everyone has talked and things are good now.”
Emails to Bertarelli’s investment group, B-Flexion, were not returned.