Lapo Elkann, the 39-year-old grandson of the ex-CEO of Fiat and my one-time favorite panty creamer, has once again found himself in a messy situation. If Dynasty was re-written by Bret Easton Ellis, Lapo would be a character.
The New York Post says that about 11 years ago, Lapo was found naked and near death after overdosing in the apartment of a transgender hooker in Turin, Italy. And over the weekend, Lapo allegedly partied with another transgender hooker, but this time things didn’t end with him almost kissing the Grim Reaper. It ended with Lapo owing the hooker thousands upon thousands of dollars. So Lapo did what anybody would do when they owe a hooker thousands upon thousands of dollars: he called his family and told them that he was kidnapped and his captor was demanding $10,000 in ransom money. Hmmmm… Unless you’re an evil genius, like that chick from Gone Girl, it’s probably not a good idea to fake your own kidnapping.
Sources tell The Post that last week, Lapo met up with a hooker at her apartment in Manhattan. For two days, he allegedly binged on coke, weed and booze, given to him by the escort. When the party was over and it was time to pay up, he emptied his pockets and nothing but tumbleweeds came out. That’s when Lapo reportedly called his family’s rep and dribbled out the kidnapping story. The family rep didn’t call the bank to wire over the ransom money. They called the cops instead. How do you say D’OH in Italian?
The escort was arrested and charged with grand larceny by extortion. Bold ass Lapo even filed a police. But it didn’t take long for investigators to discover that Lapo was never kidnapped. He called the family rep from his own cellphone and could’ve left the apartment at anytime. The charges against the hooker were dropped. The New York Times says that Lapo was arrested on Sunday and charged with a misdemeanor for falsely reporting an incident. He was later released and has to go to court in January for a hearing.
Those bottom tier spoiled trust fund douches, Peter Brant Jr. and Harry Brant, need to have a seat in the front of the classroom and take note. This is a real rich kid ESCANDALO. Skipping out on airfare and throwing a tantrum in an airport terminal is for amateurs. But really, I’m not sure if Lapo really needed to come up with that kidnapping scheme. I have a feeling that if Lapo told his family’s rep the truth, the rep would’ve shrugged and said, “Oh, so I guess today is a day that ends in Y. Does she take Square Cash?”