Broadway Scion Eric Nederlander Arrested Again for Reported Harassment

By Andrea Swalec on May 23, 2012 5:25pm 

Eric Nederlander, shown here in 2003 with Owen Elliot-Kugell, was arrested May 21, 2012 for violating a protection order against an on-again, off-again girlfriend, according to court documents and news reports.
Eric Nederlander, shown here in 2003 with Owen Elliot-Kugell, was arrested May 21, 2012 for violating a protection order against an on-again, off-again girlfriend, according to court documents and news reports.
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MANHATTAN — A member of the famous Nederlander theater family was arrested in the West Village for a second time this year for allegedly disregarding a judge's order that he stay away from his on-again, off-again girlfriend, according to court documents and news reports. 

Eric Nederlander, 46, reportedly tried to unlock and then break down the door of an apartment within the Sixth Precinct after 3 a.m. May 17 while shouting "You f---ing b---h! You're cheating on me!" a report on the incident showed. 

Nederlander — whose family owns six theaters, including the Nederlander Theater on West 41st Street — acted in violation of a court-issued protection order requested by Nancy Okun, the New York Post reported. 

The Broadway producer was briefly married to Jessica Sklar, who later married Jerry Seinfeld. He faces felony criminal contempt charges for violating the order and a misdemeanor petit larceny charge for reportedly stealing a spare set of keys from Okun's home.

Nederlander was arrested a first time for harassing Okun in January, when he allegedly barged into her West 12th Street apartment after midnight Jan. 12, woke her by pulling her hair and ranted about her cheating, prosecutors said then. 

He was charged then with felony criminal contempt for violating a previous protection order and released on $5,000 bond. 

Nederlander was released on $15,000 bond after the May 17 incident.

There is no record of Nederlander having served any jail time for either of the alleged crimes, said representatives for the city and state prison systems.

Nederlander, whose lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment, is due in court July 12 for his January 12 arrest and August 27 for his most recent arrest. 

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