Condé Nast is being sued for $10 million by Marianne Nestor-Cassini, a “secret wife” that is written about in a Vanity Fair story on designer Oleg Cassini. According to The New York Observer, Nestor-Cassini claims that some of the items in the article are false, including:
Marianne never had a Fifth Avenue apartment in the 1960′s nor did she even know Bill Paley; Si Newhouse, Chairman of Advance Publications, should know this to be false, as Marianne was living in Soho, and Si Newhouse would drive her home after dinner at Orsini’s on West 56th Street, in the same time period. Si was not married at the time.
She is also upset about some of the photos published in the piece, and there’s apparently some anger over the article’s claim that Nestor-Cassini wasn’t pretty. Yeah, $10 million sounds reasonable to us.