Hamptons stable owner says she was ousted to make room for Alec and Hilaria Baldwin
A Hamptons woman said she was “evicted” from a property where she ran stables, which is now home to the horse rescue charity of neighbors Alec and Hilaria Baldwin.
Jan Warner, 60, told New York Post in an interview published on Saturday, she was forced to close “Jan’s Barn” in 2017 after the landlord demanded a year’s rent in advance.
Today, the property is leased by the Baldwins, who keep rescue horses and also rent stalls to their well-heeled friends for $ 1,500 a month, and managed by Pat Granfield, a close friend of Hilaria, according to the Post. .
An attorney for the Baldwins, Marc Simon, told DailyMail.com that all profits from the boarded horses are intended to support the rescue charity, and notes that “Alec and Hilaria created the rescue as a public service for the community”.
Warner lamented that she lost her long-standing business and suggested that her wealthy neighbors could have organized her ouster, saying, “I think Alec and Hilaria didn’t like the fact that I didn’t have this spotless and perfect place. ”
Simon takes issue with Warner’s claim that the Baldwins have something to do with terminating his lease, and said the owner of the stable property “had become unhappy with Jan’s maintenance of the property and his inability to do so. to maintain rent payments “and kicked her out in 2017.
Jan Warner (front) ran stables next to Alec Baldwin’s Long Island mansion, before a rent dispute drove her away and Hilaria’s close friend Pat Granfield ( at the back), do not take over
Hilaria Baldwin is seen with her husband Alec in 2016. A Hamptons woman lamented she was “evicted” from a property she had rented next to the Baldwins.
Alec Baldwin poses for a photo in 2018 at the stables he rents in the Hamptons, where the family runs a charity to house rescue horses. Baldwins’ lawyer strongly denies they had anything to do with Warner’s eviction from property in 2017
Warner claimed his wealthy neighbors could have organized his eviction, saying, “I think Alec and Hilaria didn’t like the fact that I didn’t have this spotless, perfect place.”
Warner claimed she paid rent of $ 2,000 per month for the Amagansett stables through a handshake deal with the owner, Job Potter. But in 2017 Potter abruptly asked for a year’s rent in advance, Warner said.
“I couldn’t pay all year in advance and he knew it,” Warner told The Post, saying she thought it was the “owner’s way of getting rid of me.”
An attorney for the Baldwins said the couple had nothing to do with Warner’s departure from the property.
The attorney claimed that Potter had issues with his ability to pay rent and that “it was widely known throughout the neighborhood that the property was not kept in habitable condition, but rather run down and in a state of disrepair. misery, and posed dangerous risks.
Simon, the lawyer, said the only connection between the Baldwins and the case was that their house was adjacent to the stables property. He said after the owner evicted Warner the horse farm was put on the market, the Baldwins told him about the lease for a horse rescue and entered into a lease in January 2018.
“Alec and Hilaria used their own funds to rehabilitate the property at a significant cost, and in the spring of 2018 the horses were able to be kept on the property in a safe and friendly environment,” Simon said in a statement.
He said the stable currently houses six rescue horses and six boarding horses, and all profits from the boarding support the charity. Simon said the Baldwins don’t keep their own horses there, he said.
“The Rescue runs free events for kids to interact with animals, as well as free programs for kids with autism,” Simon said. “Local newspapers have published lists of events so families know to join.”
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 is seen above
Pat Granfield, who now manages the Alec and Hilaria stables, is a well-dressed horseman who owns a home on the Upper East Side.
“The two are very tight and they’re both real thugs,” Warner said of Granfield (above) and Hilaria.
People who boarded their horses to the barn with Warner disputed that she left the property to decay, telling the Post that while the barn was not immaculate or Hamptons-chic, it was welcoming and loved by the rich and the poor.
“There’s no one I could trust with my horses more than Jan Warner,” said Kelley Foster, a financial services professional. Warner now lives in an East Hampton trailer park and works for Foster at a private stable.
Granfield, who now manages the stables of Alec and Hilaria, is a well-dressed horseman who owns a home on the Upper East Side.
Warner previously knew Granfield because Warner had allowed him to keep his horses and give riding lessons there, according to the Post.
“The two are very tight and they are both true worshipers,” Warner said of Granfield and Hilaria, claiming that Granfield was a frequent guest of the Baldwins and boasted of having the “best rosé” with the couple. .
Warner and his friends call Granfield “Equine Barbie” and claim that his knowledge of horses is inferior to Warner’s.
Granfield told the Post about his work at the Baldwin Stables: “I will say that we are just doing a simple job that is good for the animals and the community.”
The East End controversy comes after Alec appeared to quit Twitter last week amid the fallout from the ongoing scandal over his wife Hilaria in which she was accused of tampering with her Spanish heritage and accent.
The East End controversy comes after Alec appeared to quit Twitter last week amid fallout from his wife Hilaria’s ongoing Spanish heritage scandal
The 62-year-old SNL actor tweeted on Jan. 18: “Twitter is like a party where everyone shouts. Not really the party. Goodbye for now. ‘
The Oscar nominee’s departure from the social media site is the latest episode in the ongoing scandal surrounding his wife and mother of their five children, Hilaria, who was accused of tampering with her Spanish heritage when she was born in Boston. , Massachusetts.
The 30-Rock star previously defended his 36-year-old wife by saying in a video in December where he called Twitter it’s “a lot of shit.”
Baldwin, who once won an Emmy for his portrayal of President Donald Trump on SNL, added, “You kind of have to make your way through the debris of Twitter. Twitter is just a vast orchard of cr **. ‘
On January 3, Hilaria Baldwin’s sister-in-law Chynna Phillips defended her in a YouTube video on Tuesday, saying: “These are a delicate and embarrassing time for her.”
The online frenzy began on December 21 when a woman tweeted: “You must admire Hilaria Baldwin’s commitment to her ten year long history of posing as a Spaniard.”
Over the next few days, several videos of Hilaria’s past TV appearances resurfaced, showing her commitment to a Spanish accent, including one in 2015 where she apparently forgot the English word for ‘cucumber’.
A video of Alec on The Late Show in 2013 appeared a few days later in which he spoofed his wife’s “Spanish” accent, telling David Letterman, “My wife is from Spain.”
And Hilaria herself indicated in a 2020 interview that she left Spain for the United States at the age of 19 to attend New York University.
Hilaria’s biography on her agency’s speakers site said she was born on the island of Mallorca and raised in Boston, without specifying a timeline for her education.
His agency then removed that reference and simply listed his work history.
While Hilaria has long described her mother as Spanish, records have revealed that Hayward is actually a fourth generation Massachusetts resident.
She was born Hillary Hayward-Thomas to Dr Kathryn Hayward and David Thomas, who worked as teachers in the United States for years before retiring to Mallorca in 2011, according to Page Six.
She attended Cambridge School of Weston, at $ 64,900 per year, in Massachusetts.
Several former classmates have come forward to confirm that Hilaria was in fact raised in Weston, Massachusetts, by parent teachers without the slightest hint of a foreign accent.
Mallorcan 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 in 2009, she made two attempts to complete her tax form W9, hesitating between two names, before filling in the name she was born with.