2018-02-02 16:48:12 UTC
Renee Rockefeller, the daughter-in-law of former Vice President Nelson
Rockefeller, was caught shoplifting at a five-star resort in Mexico, multiple
sources say, while on a trip with a big group of boldface names.
Renee, the wife of Mark Rockefeller whose father Nelson was vice president
from 1974 to 1977 under President Gerald Ford was on a trip to Punta Mita with
pals including Tory Burch and Jamie Tisch to celebrate a socialites birthday
over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.
According to numerous sources, Renee who strongly denies stealing had been
staying at the swanky St. Regis resort with friends, but trouble started when
she went shopping at the equally fancy Four Seasons. One witness told us, Renee
paid for a dress for around $500 on her credit card at the Four Seasons gift
shop. Then, inexplicably, she picked up an inexpensive pair of earrings and put
them in her bag or pocket. The witness added, Renee was stopped by security
and told that she was caught stealing on security camera. She denied it, then
she realized shed been caught and handed back the stolen items. She wasnt
arrested, but it did cause a big scandal within her group. Those with her,
particularly Tory and Jamie, were horrified.
The incident was confirmed by a number of other sources at the resorts during
the trip, also attended by actors Chris ODonnell and Glen Powell, designer
Monique Lhuillier and Tracy Tutor Maltas.
Renee, married to Mark since 1998, is a prominent face on the New York social
circuit, a board member for Creative Time, and consultant for the Frieze Art
Fair. Her Park Avenue apartment was profiled in the New York Times in 2013 and
features a Picasso tapestry of Les Demoiselles dAvignon in the living room.
Renee told Page Six in e-mails: Not true . . . the whole thing is
nothing . . . FALSE. We are going to get our lawyers involved.
Their lawyers did not get back to us by press time.