‘Rich Kid’ Peter Brant Jr., 22, arrested for drunken ruckus, assaulting a cop

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I’m somewhat familiar with Peter Brant Jr. and Harry Brant, in that I’m aware that they are famously rich, entitled New York kids. They are the sons of Stephanie Seymour and billionaire Peter Brant Sr. Peter and Harry run in an elite crowd of A-list models, artists, celebrities and sycophants. They are both big on social media too – you can see Peter Jr’s Instagram here, which is just as eye-rolly as you would expect. Peter Jr. is 22 years old. And he was arrested last night after he caused a “drunken ruckus” and assaulted a cop. This reminds me so much of that story last year about Conrad Hilton going bonkers on a plane.

Peter Brant Jr., son of the billionaire Peter M. Brant and super­model Stephanie Seymour, was arrested Wednesday evening for allegedly creating a drunken ruckus and roughing up a Port Authority cop at Kennedy Airport. Brant Jr., a 22-year-old model, was waiting in the JetBlue terminal to board a flight for West Palm Beach, Fla., when he became disorderly, said PA spokesman Joe Pentangelo.

A source said Peter was acting “drunk and belligerent,” which allegedly led to a fight with a JetBlue staffer. PA cops were summoned, but he refused to follow their instructions to sit down and lower his voice, and ended up assaulting one of them, the source said. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital to be treated for severe intoxication, police said, and will also undergo a psych evaluation.

Society child Peter was recently spotted cavorting with Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece in Soho. Brant’s father, Peter Brant Sr., is a billionaire industrialist and childhood friend of Donald Trump. The elder Brant was waiting for his son in West Palm Beach Wednesday night. Peter’s past run-ins with the law include a 2014 incident when he was ticketed for possession of marijuana while visiting Red Hook, Brooklyn, cops said.

[From Page Six]

Just like the Conrad Hilton incident, I have to wonder how this whole thing would have turned out if Peter Brant Jr. was actually Mohammed Brant or Jamal Brant. As in, only rich white kids get to throw drunken tantrums and assault cops and plane personnel and live to tell the tale. If he had darker skin, this probably would be a story about how a Port Authority cop killed a guy at a JetBlue terminal and it was all justified because the guy had assaulted the cop. Anyway, Peter Brant Jr sounds like he has issues. Hopefully this will be a wake-up call. But probably not.

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  1. D says:

    Let’s not be too hard on him, he’s probably afflicted with “affluenza” ;)

  2. Talie says:

    His mom is a mess too…mo money, mo mental problems.

    • doofus says:

      is this the kid she was pictured, uh…”hanging all over” on the beach? I remember seeing those pics and thinking, what mother would touch her child IN THAT WAY? it wasn’t overtly sexual but it was kind of inappropriate. OK, just googled…and in some of those pics, he’s got his hand on her boob.

      and Kaiser, I totally agree with your take on if this had been “Mohammed Brant or Jamal Brant”…he’d be dead. how f-ing drunk and entitled do you have to be to think it’s OK to assault a COP?

      • claire says:

        I googled too to remember if this was the one in the beach photos and then came across even weirder modeling shoots that she’s done with her sons. There are some, uh, interesting boundaries (or lack of) with these three.

      • jenn12 says:

        If you live in NYC, you know that there are a lot of minority and female cops. So that question is disingenuous. And the constant accusations and rabblerousing is how someone decided to shoot 2 cops at point blank range who were sitting in their squad car. Two minority cops, 1 of whom left a heartbroken little boy behind.

      • doofus says:

        I think you may have misinterpreted my post. either that, or you’re being deliberately obtuse. I also think you may have used “disingenuous” incorrectly, because my question was sincere, albeit rhetorical. the level of entitlement that one must have to think it’s OK to assault a cop while drunk and disorderly is staggering.

        it’s obvious, if you follow these stories, that the level of punishment that is leveled against a black person is higher than that of a white person for the same offense. nay, for a LESSER offense. it starts as early as grammar school. black children are more than 6 times more likely to get suspended for the same offense as a white child.

        if a young black man was drunk and acting belligerent in an airport, and the cops were called, and this man then assaulted the cop, it would be MUCH MORE LIKELY that he’d be shot than if it were a white kid. ditto for what that obnoxious hilton kid did on the airplane. doesn’t matter if the cop is white, black, male or female…this bias takes place across racial/gender barriers.

        as for the two cops that were killed while sitting in their car, that was horrible but I don’t see what it has to do with this case. in every group of people, there is a subgroup that will take things too far. Black Lives Matter simply wants equality, they are not preaching violence or revenge. if someone, after seeing the video evidence of police brutality, decides to go shoot some cops, that is NOT the fault of the larger, non-violent group. it’s also very wrong.

        to add, I find it interesting that you used the words “accusations” and “rabblerousing” to describe people’s outrage against all the recent videos we’ve seen of cops taking things too far. these are not simply “accusations”, there is video evidence, like that cop fatally shooting someone who was running away, and then planting his stun gun next to the kid so he’d look “justified” in the shooting. this is not “rabblerousing”, this is protest against unfair treatment. I guess we should all just shut up and let cops do whatever they want? or is it just black folk who should stop that “rabblerousing”? your choice of words is telling.

      • antipodean says:

        @doofus, your comment is pure gold, and very classy. I am puzzled by your name, you are not in the least way a doofus, would it be your nod to hyperbole, perhaps?

      • doofus says:

        thanks, antipodean.

        I actually started using this handle on DListed, some 10+ years ago, before DListed became the boondoggle of comments that it is today. back then, each of MichaelK’s posts got less than 20-30 comments. but I am not a doofus, and thanks for noticing… :) I just like the word, I guess?…

      • antipodean says:

        @doofus, thanks for clearing that up for me. I really enjoy your comments, you say things the way I would like to say them if I was as obviously erudite as your good self. Funny you say that about Michael K, sometimes I read his posts, just because it’s Michael, and he always make me laugh with his hilarious turns of phrase. I never read the comments on there though, because they seem to be mostly mean spirited, and knuckle draggy, not my scene I’m afraid. Anyhoo, keep up the good work here on CB, you are appreciated.

      • doofus says:

        you are too sweet…thanks again. I enjoy reading your posts too! this site is great; I’ve actually learned so much from people on here and most of the posters are intelligent and considerate, and a LOT of them are funny as hell!

        I do love DListed…the posts themselves are SO funny…as you said, his turn of phrase is hilarious and he always makes me laugh, but I stopped reading the comments a long time ago as I feel the same way about them as you do. back when his site was “smaller”, he was just as funny but the comments were more like they are here.

        cheers!

  3. Lizzie McGuire says:

    Was he the son in those very cringeworthy photos with Stephanie Seymour?
    Also he looks like the male version of Kendall Jenner, is he also a model?

    • Tiffany says:

      Yeeeeppppppp. That is all I see when they are mentioned.

    • Rainbow says:

      I checked his Instagram and he has also posted a photo of Stephanie Seymour in 1982 where she hides her one boob with her hand and you can see her nipples. These people creep me out.

    • doofus says:

      dang, I should have scrolled down farther before I posted. I said the same thing!

      I googled the pics and in one of them he’s got his hand on her boob as they’re kissing. ew.

    • tegteg says:

      I googled the photos. I regret that. Barf

    • holly hobby says:

      That’s all I can think about when I think about the Brandt boys. That’s such a dumb legacy.

  4. Neelyo says:

    Spoiled brat. I seem to recall some other trouble with the Brant offspring. One of them either said or did something very offensive involving President Obama (maybe?) and the father had to step in and make a statement.

    Does that ring any bells?

  5. knower says:

    That suit is….

    Money can’t buy taste.

  6. qwerty says:

    I recall this kid being a total d!ck on social media a while back…or was that his brother? Or both? Anyone?

  7. AlmondJoy says:

    Your last paragraph… So true. A brown kid would have been killed if he even did half of what this kid did.

    • rahrahrooey says:

      100% agree!

    • JenniferJustice says:

      I don’t see this as a race issue, but more of a class issue. Any poor person, of any race or creed, would not get the slap on the wrist these spoilt elitist brats get. It’s about money.

      • AlmondJoy says:

        Jennifer, if he was poor but still white he would more than likely be afforded the same privileges as the white kid who who shot all those people in the church in Charleston… Rich or poor, police treat white criminal much better than they treat brown and black ones. This is a fact.

      • Renee says:

        The Brants aren’t known to most and he was flying JetBlue. The cops most likely wouldn’t have known he was rich until after he was arrested. He was treated well because he’s a young, white guy.

      • Amanda says:

        You just made a very generalized statement about all police officers. Cite your sources if it is a “fact.”

      • boredblond says:

        I’ve never heard of port authority cops killing anyone for being drunk and rowdy..but then I never heard of this kid either…

      • AlmondJoy says:

        I’ll change my wording to “some” or “certain” cops, if that makes it more appealing to you. Would you like to provide facts showing that statistically they have treated white criminals and criminals of colors the same??

        My original statement was a simple one. My point was that an unarmed black kid can get shot and killed for being rowdy or doing doing even less than what this kid did here. It’s happened multiple times. And that’s pretty much all I’m going to say about this.

    • Nik says:

      @AlmondJoy

      You shouldn’t have to defend yourself. It’s clear as day that race played a factor, as hard as some want to deny it. Does class matter too? Sure. But Peter being white has a lot to do with why he wasn’t assaulted or killed.

      Also you don’t need to cite your sources (as if this was an essay) or even have to go as far as writing “some” (which is besides the point). With the countless stories of PoC dealing with police brutality, it’s a tactic of derailing the point for others to try respond with the “white people deal with this too” claim.

  8. tw says:

    So predictable. Let me guess, he was also yelling, “Don’t you know who I am?”
    And yes, it would be a very different headline if not for his privilege. I was waiting at the gate in Frankfurt recently to board an Air France flight to Paris. Heavily armed police came to the gate and delayed the flight by 1/2 hour as they went person to person checking passports and asking questions. All of the people interviewed were men of a certain age and appearance. One guy, who was sitting next to me was Indian, Sikh. I could hear in his voice how he was focusing to remain calm and patient as he was asked about 10 questions about who he was, what he does for a living, why he is traveling, etc., etc. In all about 10 – 15 men were questioned. All behaved in a way that showed they knew that the slightest act of irritation or perceived aggression would result in being detained. AND then you have a person like this spoiled brat who assaults an officer and flies to Palm Beach a day later.

    • Miss Grace Jones says:

      That’s what gets me riled up about stories like this-brown, black, sikh, and Muslim people can get shot or beaten just for recognizing their denial of rights but ricj little white boys/girls get slapped on the wrist and handled with kid gloves.

    • vilebody says:

      I’m sorry, but are you seriously suggesting that it was a show of great character for these men not to show “aggression” when being asked routine security questions two days after a terrorist attack? Especially after the Belgium attacks occurred because immigration procedures were too lax to catch members of the terrorist cell after the Paris bombing? And especially since members of the said terrorist cell are still on the loose?

      • Kitten says:

        I think she was trying to highlight the fact that PoC have to be overly conscious about their behavior in a way that white folks might not. You know, that darn privilege thing we’re always talking about.

      • Palapao says:

        @vile

        Where did she say that it was 2 days after the attacks? She only said “recently” & I don’t think she meant that they had a right to show aggression, more like they were being extra careful as to not show any bit of annoyance for the invasive questions that only they were singled out for. Have you ever had a job in public services? You’ll be surprised to hear how rude people are with slightest bit of “extra” they have to go through especially if the majority of people don’t have to do it. These men were trying to not even show that for the legitimate fear that it could turn out badly for them even if they did nothing wrong.

      • vilebody says:

        @Kitten
        There are many examples of white privilege in Europe and beyond, but getting 10 extra questions when traveling on a plane as a safety precaution and having the expectation of answering them politely is not one of them. I have been asked intrusive questions at airports (in Russia, I was asked everything from how much money I made to–no joke–how many men I had slept with) and I, too, had to make sure I remained calm despite being nervous and angry and embarrassed. Why? Because being asked questions, no matter how annoying or unpleasant, is a fact of travel and being polite in response is an expectation. This man was drunk and aggressive. Thus, he was justly kicked off his flight and arrested.

        I get that it’s not fair that Muslim men are stopped more often than the average white woman. But that is a question of safety more than bigotry. I get stopped often because I have a disease that requires me to bring several medications. It is frustrating, since I have never done an illicit substance and get stopped all the time while a guy like in the story probably gorges on cocaine and molly every week, but I get that immigration/drug officials are just trying to do their jobs.

        @Palapao. I took the flight down “the day after” to mean the rich guy tried to fly down the day after OP’s incident. But it is sort of ambiguous, since it could also be that OP thought the drunk guy managed to fly down after his arrest? Idk. In any case, I do think it’s safe to assume that it happened after the Paris attacks, so the manhunt thing still applies.

        P.S. I want to make it clear that the guy in the story is an ass and I hope he deals with consequences in either his arrest or psych eval. I just thought a comment commending men for being measured in response to standard security questions was ridiculous.

      • Veronica says:

        I can’t see anything wrong with vilebody’s statement. It’s just like after Sandy Hook or the Aurora theater shooting when we started pulling over and searching all white men who -

        oh wait.

    • tw says:

      This happened in December. @vilebody, Everyone else gets my point. See other comments. Thanks everyone.

  9. kri says:

    dear god, that outfit. It is only surpassed in tackiness by the bag of meat wearing it. These little wanks need to be dumped off on an island far away from us, where they can Lord Of The Flies one another and then there will be none.

    • JenniferJustice says:

      They’d all perish the first day. They can’t make a fire, fish, build, mete…..It’d be over in a few hours. LOL.

    • I Choose Me says:

      You just verbed Lord of the Flies. And referenced And Then There Were None. I think I love you.

  10. anniefannie says:

    Vanity Fair had an article on these two douches several years ago. They both have an unbearable sense of importance / entitlement /smugness stemming from nothing more than their fathers cash. I’m guessing this is one in a long line of diabocles in wait for these two degenerates.

    • Size Does Matter says:

      I remember that article. They came off as insufferable but harmless. This latest incident isn’t so harmless – and on the heels of Stephanie Seymour’s recent drunk driving issue, no less. Entitlement is awful.

    • Carol says:

      Yes, I remember that article. But it makes sense that he and his brother grew up to be idiots. His mother was known in the modeling world as someone who was dumber than the average model and his father is known to be a self-absorbed egomaniac. These kids never had a chance.

    • kori says:

      That’s what I was thinking of. Very insufferable.

  11. Dame Snarkweek says:

    You can be filthy or you can be rich or you can be both. I think we have a winner.

  12. Kitten says:

    Wow..his IG account is like a “How To” for aspiring douchebags.

  13. Marta says:

    More embarrassing is the fact that he was flying JetBlue – I’m sure he didn’t want that to get out

    • Dani says:

      @Marta This is exactly what I was thinking!!! You’re a RICH kid flying a budget airline…his rich cred just fell dramatically. LOL

  14. lower-case deb says:

    that statue’s face!
    as though saying, “i just can’t with this trick”

  15. Hotpockets says:

    Stephanie Seymour and her sons have a very odd relationship, not surprised they turned out like this.

    http://nymag.com/thecut/2014/02/stephanie-seymour-and-sons-are-being-weird-again.html

    http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/85572094.html

    • Kitten says:

      WHAT.
      THE.
      F*CK.

      That’s so much NOPE going on there.
      I’m seriously horrified right now…

      • Hotpockets says:

        right, Kitten? I think everyone remembers the infamous beach photos, but there are several more photos, including professional shoots in which Stephanie and her sons are sexualized together. It’s disturbing. Who knows what goes on behind closed doors, but I don’t think her boys grew up in a normal home, with a functioning childhood.

      • Kitten says:

        *gulps*
        There are beach photos too?

        Yeah “disturbing” is definitely the most appropriate adjective here.
        No wonder Junior is so messed up. Jeez :(

      • Giddy says:

        The horrible beach photos where they are embracing and kissing on the lips…so much wrong.

      • Kitten says:

        Whaaaaaat?
        I’z scared!
        Hold me.

      • doofus says:

        Giddy, not just that..he’s got his hand on her boob while they’re kissing!

        and this is not some split-second in time that was caught by a camera, there are a few pics of it.

    • doofus says:

      wow…and I thought the paparazzi pics were bad…but actual staged photos of her sons lacing up her S&M/dominatrix boots?

      again, ew….

    • Esmom says:

      Wow, gross. She was never one of my favorite supermodels…I never realized she was so strange and creepy.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Didn’t he profess to be gay though? I don’t know if he is really nor does that make the pics any less squicky.

      • Hotpockets says:

        the older son professed he was gay and artsy after the beach pics were published as a defense to make them feel less…inappropriate? but the S&M styled pics with both her boys are gross, especially the one of them lacing her stilettos as she is posing in her underwear and a corset. Norman Bates would be proud.

      • Kitten says:

        YES! Bates Motel was the first thing I thought about.

      • kori says:

        The boys have features that could be considered handsome but all I get is Norman Bates too–the uber rich kind.

    • Veronica says:

      It’s either a bizarre headline grab or…honestly, I’m creeped out to think about what goes on behind closed doors in that home.

  16. word says:

    Oh God, how typical. Rich, young white guy doesn’t get punished. How many times have we heard this story? These young people have had it easy their whole lives so of course they expect us peasants to bow down to them. If we don’t, they act out. Disgusting behavior but the real problem is that they get away with it.

  17. Rainbow says:

    Model?? i find him ugly lol
    I think it’s more about money than race here. Money is power.

  18. drnotknowitall says:

    Why is every rich kid a model now? None of them go to school. None of them do anything of value for the world. They just exist to take pictures. What a waste of a life.

    • word says:

      It’s the easiest to do. It’s a career that is handed to them. They can model just one day out of the year and call themselves a “model”.

  19. Liz says:

    How can one not be embarrassed at raising such a smug, pretentious, probably-going-to-be-a DJ, douche?

    Having said that, he is gorgeous and incredibly sexy, UNTIL he opens his mouth. He and his brother have a whiny vocal quality.

    There’s a video on YouTube where he talks about growing surrounded by art. His skin is too die for.

    • word says:

      Why do so many rich, “do nothing” kids have whiny voices? Paris, Kim Kardashian, these dudes. What gives?

  20. Penelope says:

    So predictable at this point–rich, douchey, entitled little snots have no respect for authority.

    Nice parenting.

  21. Pandy says:

    If he was black he probably would have been shot dead. Sad but true.

    Another celebrity spawn “model”. He’s as boring as a Jenner! Is that the requirement now? Bland face and famous parents?

  22. Betsy says:

    I think Jamal Brant or Muhammad Brant, billionaire offspring, would be just fine. I think we all know that people with this much money are allowed to play by different rules.

  23. JRenee says:

    The family photos are creepy as hell. The privileged kids walks away once again. I am intrigued as well as to why this clearly privileged guy is on Jet Blue.

  24. mu says:

    This kid is a part of a generation that thinks being “good looking” is a job.

  25. Magnoliarose says:

    The whole family are a bunch of dysfunctional overly privileged fools. Stephanie will never be accused of being intellectually gifted.

  26. AnotherDirtyMartini says:

    Billionaire dad & he’s flying Jet Blue? Maybe daddy isn’t paying for everything.