You saw the 'grams from 4th of July weekend out East. Things got crazy, sure, but crazy enough for a million dollar lawsuit? Apparently so. Over the weekend, hedge fund manager and philanthropic party host Brett Barna threw the annual #Sprayathon to raise money for animal rescue. Barna, who is also involved with the Robin Hood Foundation, took to Airbnb for a pool-boasting mansion in Sag Harbor, and told the owner that the charity event would host 50 people, according to Page Six. Clearly, the photos alone show that the guest list went a tad bit overcapacity.
The Wolf of Wall Street-meets-Jersey Shore bash featured a little person dressed like Uncle Sam (sporting a golden champagne gun - seriously), an overflow of red solo cups, and plenty of pool floats for the thousand or so revelers. According to the owner of the 14-bedroom estate, "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. So many people were there that the concrete around the pool crumbled and fell into the water." He's suing Barna for $1 million in damages while the host is disputing the $27,000 rental and refusing to pay. Yikes.
Despite the drama, the bash did do some good. The #Sprayathon reportedly raised $100,000 for Last Chance Animal Rescue. According to one partygoer in attendance, "it was completely civilized. Besides the size of the group itself, I've actually never been to a party that was that well behaved. I didn't see anyone defacing property, being out of control, vomiting, etc; there really weren't any uncouth or abrasive behaviors. With regards to it being messy...I saw multiple party guests voluntarily cleaning things up and helping out...People were just having fun."
Update: Barna has been fired. CNBC reports: "Mr. [Brett] Barna's personal judgment was inconsistent with the firm's values. He is no longer employed by Moore Capital Management."
[Photos via Instagram]