The Meatpacking District nightclub where 17-year-old Nicole John partied into the wee hours before plunging to her death early Friday morning from a 25th floor apartment is being investigated by the Manhattan district attorney’s office, according to reports.
John, the daughter of the U.S. ambassador to Thailand, posted on Facebook things were “all a blur” just 90 minutes before her fall from the swanky Herald Square apartment of Ilan Nassimi, 25.
The DA’s office is interviewing the owners of Little West 12th Street nightclub Tenjune, along with cocktail waitresses and bouncers about how the teen, who was to start her freshman year at Parsons The New School for Design, gained entry with a fake Brazilian ID and what she did while she was there, sources told the New York Post.
Charges could range from a misdemeanor for serving alcohol to a minor to the more serious felony charge of involuntary manslaughter, according to the paper.
Prosecutors charged Nassimi, a real estate broker who allegedly invited revelers from the club to an after-party at his apartment, with unlawfully dealing with a child and serving alcohol to a minor.
A stunning teen from a well-to-do family, John had blogged about her drinking escapades and penchant for pill popping.
She posted a photo of herself holding a champagne flute in Tenjune’s VIP area on her blog last week.