Woman Says She Was Raped at Famous Architect's SoHo Penthouse
By Ben Fractenberg
SOHO — An former model says she was raped on the rooftop of a SoHo penthouse owned by powerhouse couple Campion and Tatiana Platt, the New York Post reported.
The couple was on vacation when the assault allegedly took place on the night of June 3. A friend of Campion's son, Jeremy, 19, has been accused of the sex attack.
The friend, John Thomas, 30, met the woman on a SoHo street and invited her to a party being thrown by Jeremy in the $7 million Mercer Street home, police told the Post.
He brought the woman up to the roof deck where he reportedly choked and raped her after she tried to leave, cops told the paper.
He then allegedly offered her money not to speak to cops.
Thomas was arrested on Sixth Avenue the same night. He was put on suicide watch at Bellevue Hospital after trying to kill himself, police said.
Jeremy's dad and step-mom are furious that he threw the party, the Post reported.
"He [Jeremy] was not supposed to have anyone over," a source told the paper. The person described Thomas as a "friend of a friend" of Jeremy's.
Thomas, who has a lengthy criminal record, is facing 25 years in jail after being charged with first-degree rape, sexual abuse, robbery and resisting arrest.
Campion Platt, 48, is a famous architect who has worked with Al Pacino, Meg Ryan, Roger Waters and Conan O’Brien, according to his website. His wife, Tatiana, 40, is a former AOL executive and ex-girlfriend of Patrick Kennedy.