A stable owner in the Hamptons has spoken out to regret having been ‘expelled’ from the business she owned for 20 years to make way for neighbors Alec and Hilaria Baldwin’s horse rescue charity.
Jan Warner, 60, told the New York Post in an interview published Saturday that she had to close ‘Jan’s Barn’ in 2017 after the landlord demanded a year’s rent in advance.
Today the property is rented by the Baldwins, who stable rescue horses and also rent out stalls to their well-off friends for $ 1,500 a month, and managed by Pat Granfield, a good friend of Hilaria.
Warner complained that she had lost her old business and suggested that her wealthy neighbors might have figured out her expulsion by saying, “I think Alec and Hilaria didn’t like that I didn’t have this immaculate, perfect place.”
Hilaria Baldwin is seen with husband Alec in 2016. A stable owner in the Hamptons has spoken out to regret being ‘driven’ from her farm to make way for the Baldwins
Jan Warner, 60, said she was forced to close ‘Jan’s Barn’ in 2017 after the landlord demanded a year’s rent in advance. The property can be seen above
Warner suggested that her wealthy neighbors might have figured out her expulsion by saying, “I think Alec and Hilaria didn’t like that I didn’t have this spotless, perfect place.”
Warner said she paid rent of $ 2,000 a month for the stables in Amagansett through a handshake agreement with the landlord, Job Potter. But in 2017, Potter abruptly asked for a year’s rent in advance, Warner said.
“I couldn’t pay up front all year and he knew it,” Warner told the Post, saying she believed it was “the landlord’s way of getting rid of me.”
A Baldwins lawyer told the paper that the couple had nothing to do with Warner’s departure from the property.
The attorney alleged that Potter had problems with her rent-keeping ability and that “ it was common knowledge throughout the neighborhood that the property was not maintained in a habitable state, but rather run-down and in a state of misery, and posed dangerous risks. ‘
People who got their horses into Warner’s barn deny this, saying that while the barn was not pristine or Hamptons-chic, it was hospitable and loved by the rich and the poor alike.
“There is no one I would trust with my horses more than Jan Warner,” investment banker Kelley Foster told the Post. Warner now lives in a trailer park in East Hampton and works for Foster in a private stable.
Alec Baldwin poses for a photo in 2018 at the stables he rents in the Hamptons
Pat Granfield, who now manages the stables for Alec and Hilaria, is a well-dressed horseman who has a home on the Upper East Side
‘They’re both very close and they’re both real hoity toitys,’ Warner said of Granfield (above) and Hilaria
Granfield, who now manages the stables for Alec and Hilaria, is a well-dressed horseman who has a home on the Upper East Side.
Warner knew Granfield before, because Warner had allowed her to stable her horses and give riding lessons there.
“They’re both very close and they’re both real toitys,” Warner said of Granfield and Hilaria, saying Granfield was a frequent guest of the Baldwins and bragging that they had the ‘best rosé’ among the pair.
Warner and her friends call Granfield ‘Equine Barbie’ and claim her knowledge of horses is inferior to Warner’s.
Granfield told the Post about her work at the Baldwin Stables: “I will say we are just doing simple and good work for animals and the community.”
The East End controversy comes after Alec appeared to leave Twitter last week amid the fallout from his wife Hilaria’s ongoing scandal accusing her of falsifying her Spanish heritage and accent.
The controversy over the stable East End comes after Alec appeared to leave Twitter last week amid the fallout from his wife Hilaria’s ongoing Spanish heritage scandal.
The 62-year-old SNL actor posted a tweet on January 18 in which he said: ‘Twitter is like a party where everyone is screaming. Not really a party. Goodbye for now. ‘
The departure of the Academy Award nominee from the social media site is the latest installment in the unfolding scandal surrounding his wife and mother of their five children, Hilaria, who was accused of falsifying her Spanish ancestry when she was born in Boston. Massachusetts.
The 30-rock star previously defended his 36-year-old wife, saying in a December video calling Twitter “ a lot of s ***. ”
Baldwin, who previously won an Emmy for his portrayal of President Donald Trump on SNL, added: “ You have to work your way through the debris of Twitter. Twitter is just a huge orchard with cr **. ‘
On January 3, Chynna Phillips, Hilaria Baldwin’s sister-in-law, defended her on Tuesday in a YouTube video, saying, ‘It’s a tough and embarrassing time for her.’
The online frenzy kicked off on December 21 when a woman tweeted, “You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s dedication to her ten-year carving of posing as a Spanish person.”
Over the next few days, several videos surfaced from Hilaria’s previous TV appearances showing her dedication to a Spanish accent, including one in 2015 where she seemingly forgot the English word for ‘cucumber’.
A video of Alec on The Late Show in 2013 appeared days after, mimicking his wife’s ‘Spanish’ accent and saying to David Letterman, ‘My wife is from Spain.’
And Hilaria herself stated in a 2020 interview that she moved from Spain to the US at the age of 19 to attend New York University.
Hilaria’s biography on her agency’s speaker site stated that she was born on the island of Mallorca and grew up in Boston, without specifying a timeline for her upbringing.
Her agency later removed that reference, simply listing her professional work history.
Although Hilaria has long described her mother as Spanish, records show that Hayward is, in fact, a fourth-generation resident of Massachusetts.
She was born Hillary Hayward-Thomas to Dr. Kathryn Hayward and David Thomas, who worked for many years as a professor in the US before retiring to Mallorca in 2011, according to Page Six.
She attended $ 64,900 a year at the Cambridge School of Weston in Massachusetts.
Several former classmates came forward to confirm that Hilaria was, in fact, raised in Weston, Massachusetts, by professor parents with no hint of a foreign accent.
Majorcan friends of her parents, who moved to the Spanish island in 2011, said last month that she spoke to them in English.
In January, it was revealed that she made two attempts to fill out her W9 tax form in 2009, alternating between two names, before filling in the name she was born with.