Model Hurt in Brawl at the Trump SoHo, Sources Say

By Andrea Swalec and Murray Weiss  on July 24, 2013 10:25pm

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 Sarah Bledsoe, a 21-year-old model, was slashed during a fight at The Spot club within the Trump SoHo hotel.
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HUDSON SQUARE — A night of Downtown partying turned violent early Wednesday when a large fight broke out at the celebrity-friendly Trump SoHo Hotel, leaving a young model with a sliced arm, sources told DNAinfo New York.

Five to seven people clashed about 1:15 a.m. Wednesday in the Trump SoHo lobby, near the entrance to the club The Spot, sources said. It was not immediately clear what started the fight near the hot spot, which is located a block south of the club where Chris Brown and Drake allegedly started a bottle-throwing brawl over Rihanna last June.

The arm of Sarah Bledsoe, 21, a model from Santa Fe, Texas was slashed when she was shoved into a sharp object, sources said.

Emergency officials hurried Bledsoe from the 246 Spring St. hotel to Bellevue Hospital Center, fire officials said, adding that another person was transported to Beth Israel Medical Center.

In the meantime, those involved in the brawl fled the scene, sources said.

No one was arrested early Wednesday morning, police said.

Bledsoe reported the assault at the First Precinct station house on Wednesday after getting five stitches.

Blood still covered the sink and floor of a first-floor bathroom at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to a chef at the hotel.

"The paper towels were all filled with blood," he said Wednesday afternoon, declining to provide his name.

Investigators entered the hotel Wednesday afternoon carrying face masks used when handling biological agents.

An anonymous tipster notified the Twitter user @NYNightlife, which serves as a clubbing resource, of the incident.

"Got a tip there was just a huge fight at The Spot tonight. Bottles were broken. My source says it 'looks like Drake vs. Chris Brown part 2,'" @NYNightlife wrote early Wednesday.

A spokesman at Supreme Management, the modeling agency that represents Bledsoe, had no immediate comment.

W.I.P., the Vandam Street club where Chris Brown and Drake fought, faces a flurry of lawsuits after the melee there in June 2012. Plaintiffs including NBA star Tony Parker argue the club had insufficient security.

A Trump SoHo spokeswoman referred inquiries about safety measures at The Spot to the Koi Group, which manages the club. A Koi Group spokeswoman did not immediately respond.

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