Prince Pierre Casiraghi was left bloodied and was briefly hospitalized following a bar brawl in New York City. Casiraghi's attorney told The Associated Press that the young prince was treated at a hospital and released after the brawl on Saturday.
Shipping heir Stavros Niarchos III was also punched in the brawl.
The AP reported that Casiraghi, a grandson of the late Prince Rainer and Princess Grace of Monaco and nephew of Prince Albert, suffered cuts to his face during the brawl. Adam Hock, a former nightclub owner, was arraigned Sunday on charges of assaulting the 24-year-old prince and three friends at the Double Seven nightspot in Manhattan's Meatpacking District.
Pierre's face looked broken, with deep cuts and blood everywhere, a witness told the New York Post. He looked like he needed plastic surgery.
Attorney Richard Golub said Casiraghi's group did not instigate anything or provoke the attack.
Witnesses told the Post that Hock, 47, was reportedly partying with friends when Casiraghi came over to their table with Niarchos, 26, and two other men around 2:30 a.m. Hock's friends said the prince and his entourage were being completely obnoxious,'' and insulting the models they were with. All went downhill from there.
At his arraignment, Hock reportedly said he was the victim and that he was defending myself and others. He was released on his own recognizance and is expected to return to court next month.
Hock's lawyer, Sal Strazzullo, said Hock was having a nice time with a married couple and a lady friend and a group of very beautiful women, and these individuals were jealous, and they resorted to elementary school tactics, the Post reported.
Strazzullo also said that the four men are trust-fund babies who think the world is owed to them. They are like spoiled brats.