Life must be that bad when you gotta take yourself and child out of this world… Former Playboy bunny Stephanie Adams, 46, and her seven-year-old son Vincent jumped from a window in the 25th floor penthouse, landing on a second-floor balcony, both were pronounced dead at the scene of the Midtown hotel Friday morning.
Adams has been locked in a bitter custody battle with her ex, chiropractor Charles Nicolai..A friend said she became distraught when her ex wouldn’t let her take her son to Europe for the summer, where her boyfriend lives. She also won $1.2million from the NYPD after she was tackled to the ground by a cop who falsely claimed she pulled a gun on him.
According to Dailymail.com:
She met her husband on Match.com and the two were engaged in 2009. Adams was the one who filed for divorce last year.
Adams’ friend said that she had hired a string of lawyers to deal with her divorce and custody battles, going through four in this year alone.
During their marriage, cops responded to a domestic dispite call at the couple’s residence, and cops had to separate the fighting couple.
And six months ago, Nicolai was accused of knowingly feeding his son food that would cause an allergic reaction.
Adams and Nicolai had been in ‘a very tough custody case,’ said Raoul Felder, a divorce lawyer who represented her for a time. The standoff was contentious enough that the former couple handed off their son to each other at a police precinct, an arrangement that’s unusual but not unheard of, Felder said.