Hedge fund manager sacked after ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ style Hamptons party (with dwarves)
Published 08/07/2016 | 09:12
A New York hedge fund manager has been sacked after hosting a wild Hamptons party, with “costumed midgets” and a rapper entertaining 1,000 guests, who sprayed champagne around the pool and trashed the $20 million mansion.
Brett Barna, 31, had been working at Moore Capital Management, the $15 billion hedge fund run by billionaire Louis Bacon, for six years.
Over the Fourth of July weekend he hosted what The New York Post described as a "Wolf of Wall Street-style party."
On Thursday, after The New York Post published an expose of the party, he was fired.
“Mr Barna’s personal judgment was inconsistent with the firm’s values," the company said in a statement. “He is no longer employed by Moore Capital Management.”
The New York Post reported that Mr Barna had rented the 14-bedroom house in Bridgehampton, and hosted the party on Sunday.
The furious owner told the paper he plans to sue Mr Barna for $1 million, alleging the Wall Street financier claimed the party would be a fundraiser for an animal charity attended by 50 guests.
“But the only animals there were the people, a thousand of them," the owner said.
“They drowned themselves in champagne, they had midgets they threw in the pool, they broke into the house, trashed the furniture, art was stolen, we found used condoms," he claimed.
“So many people were there that the concrete around the pool crumbled and fell into the water.
“We’re waiting to serve him. Brett was last seen on Sunday chugging champagne with two midgets.”
Mr Barna has yet to comment.