New details have appeared about the couple in the midst of a bitter divorce that is the & # 39; filthiest & # 39; New York's split is called with hundreds of millions of dollars on the line.
David Mugrabi, the 47-year-old art magnate whose family owns a $ 5 billion collection, is surrounded by a bitter divorce from his wife, Libbie, 39.
During the weekend of the fourth of July Libbie accused a hostess of sleeping with her husband after the wife, David, and five other guests went to the pool after a dinner party.
The houseguest, who was not mentioned but the Mugrabis knew from the art world, said: & # 39; It was fun. It was nothing sexual. As if we were teenagers. & # 39;
David Mugrabi, the 47-year-old art magnate whose family owns a $ 5 billion collection, is surrounded by a bitter divorce from his wife, Libbie, 39
Libbie Mugrabi (above) filmed a confrontation she had with a house-keeper she suspected she had slept with her husband after a night of skinny dipping in the pool
& # 39; The next morning everyone was on the side. We said: "Wow, that was crazy last night," she told the New York Post.
While the housekeeper took her things, Libbie entered her room.
& # 39; She said: & # 39; I am Mrs. Mugrabi & # 39 ;, & # 39; said the householder.
& # 39; I said: & # 39; I know you are Mrs. Mugrabi. I'm not trying to be Ms. Mugrabi & # 39;. & # 39;
Libbie stood beside her nanny, who took the confrontation on her cell phone.
She began to suspect that the housewife slept with her husband, even though she insisted that nothing sexual was happening during night-time swimming.
I really think she used me as a tool … to get a leverage effect [her] divorce, & # 39; said the hostess.
& # 39; She was so off, & # 39; What is your relationship? [with my husband]? & # 39;
She put words in my mouth and I was really scared because she started to threaten me with my job and a community of collectors that I work with. & # 39;
The drama takes place in public in the Manhattan Supreme Court, where the divorce proceedings began in September.
Libbie accused David of physically attacking her when he was caught attempting to remove a $ 500,000 Keith Haring figurine from their home.
Meanwhile, it was learned that David handed over the ownership of the $ 72 million Upper East Side mansion to a limited company controlled by his older brother, Alberto.
David handed over the ownership of the $ 72 million Upper East Side mansion to a limited company under the management of his older brother, Alberto. Libbie continued David and his family and claimed that she is entitled to partial ownership of the property (see above)
The couple bought the house in 2013 for $ 15 million. Then they invested $ 57 million in its renovation.
Libbie was blind when she found out. She continued her husband, his brother, Alberto and the family business for a fraudulent plan to deprive her of the marital interests in the house & # 39 ;.
& # 39; She had no idea & # 39 ;, said a family friend.
& # 39; She was repairing the house for five years, working every day in that mansion. It was only a sneaky maneuver. That was her home. & # 39;
Libbie wants the family to repay her the $ 57 million that she says comes from joint marriage bills to renovate the East 82nd Street estate.
The Mugrabi family would own the largest collection of works by Andy Warhol.
The question of who the owner of the artworks is, is another important point of contention in the divorce.
When Libbie dined with her sister and a friend in a Manhattan restaurant in July, she was told that hundreds of millions of dollars of illustrations hanging in the Hamptons' house were removed.
& # 39;[Libbie] said: & # 39; What do you mean, everything is gone? & # 39; and she started to grab her stuff and she kept saying: "I do not understand, I do not understand it." Lauren Amar, a friend of Libbie, testified in court.
& # 39; We asked if everything was fine and she said: & # 39; No, & # 39; and went on to say that all her artworks had disappeared and she was leaving. & # 39;
Libbie went to her home on the Upper East Side, lay down on the couch and began to cry, according to Amar.
& # 39; This is real; this separation is clearly happening, "Libbie said to Amar.
I do not know how I am going to support myself or pay a lawyer. He has taken everything from home. & # 39;
Amar testified that the sister of Libbie advised that she would take all valuables out of the apartment.
When David came home, he saw Libbie taking the Herring sculpture.
& # 39; You take my stuff! & # 39; David would have shouted at her.
Libbie claims that David pushed her to the ground. Then she asked her sister, Mia Rowe, to call 911.
According to Amar, David Libbie moved out of the apartment. Then he called his estranged wife, her sister and her friend & gold diggers & # 39; and & # 39; slaves & # 39 ;.
The Mugrabis also accuse each other of infidelity.
While Libbie thought her husband was sleeping with a roommate, there were also rumors that David was holding a 26-year-old mistress, according to the Jewish voice.
Meanwhile, Libbie himself was suspected of cheating by David.
The couple own a house in the Hamptons, which was bought in 2007 for $ 3.75 million and now worth $ 9 million
She is reportedly seen in the city with advertising director Donny Deutsch.
Libbie denied the post that something romantic was going on.
We are friends at best, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; We are not even friends.
& # 39; I have never had an affair with my husband. I do not believe in adultery. I am a religious Jew. & # 39;
A Deutsch spokesman also denied that there was a romance.
& # 39; Deutsch has been friends with Mme Mugrabi for a long time, & # 39; said the spokesperson.
& # 39; They have never had a different relationship. & # 39;
A friend of the family said: & # 39; It is a friendship. [Libbie and Deutsch] never had sex and that's it.
& # 39; And they never had an affair, although David Mugrabi would think they did. & # 39;
It will be a very expensive ending for Mugrabi, who has been married to Libbie for 13 years and did not have a marriage contract.
She stated in court cases that the couple's annual expenses amounted to more than 3 million dollars.
Reports from the Court show that Mugrabi applied for divorce and shortly after filing a complaint, a judge ordered him to pay $ 25,000 to his wife for support each month, while also paying for the private school fees for his two children.
Libbie accused David of physically attacking him when he was caught attempting to remove a $ 500,000 sculpture from Keith Haring (above) from their home. The sculpture weighs 25 pounds
The couple owns a house in the Hamptons, which was bought in 2007 for $ 3.75 million.
It features a large main house, a swimming pool, a tennis court and a guest house in the hamlet of Sag Harbor, and is less than a mile from the Matt Lauer estate, where the despised craziness has been desperately trying to sell for over a year. .
And the family bought a three-bedroom apartment on the Upper East Side in 2014, which was valued at $ 4 million, but paid only $ 180,000 based on the properties of the city.
That is where Mugrabi now resides while Libbie spent most of her time since the split in Hamptons' house.