Hedge Funder Gets Fired After Instagramming His Epic Party in the Hamptons

Hedge Funder Gets Fired After Instagramming His Epic Party in the Hamptons

July 7, 2016
A wild Fourth of July rager at an Airbnb rental in the Hamptons likely cost a man his job as well as a forthcoming lawsuit.
A hedge fund portfolio manager, Brett Barna, allegedly rented a $20 million Hamptons mansion on Airbnb for a gathering on the Fourth of July. The owner of the Airbnb claims that Barna said the estate was to be used for a fundraiser to be donated to an animal charity. Page Six reported that thousands of guests were in attendance rather than the 50 people Barna indicated would be at the fundraiser.
The rager was dubbed the “Sprayathon,” apparently for the Champagne showers that doused hundreds of revelers at the pool party on Sunday. It’s no surprise that the owner of the multi-million dollar estate was furious.
The owner who goes by Tommy on his Airbnb profile, told Page Six:
“The only animals there were the people, a thousand of them. They drowned themselves in Champagne … they broke into the house, trashed the furniture, art was stolen, we found used condoms. So many people were there that the concrete around the pool crumbled and fell into the water. It was like ‘Jersey Shore’ meets a frat party.”
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He added that he will also be suing Barna for $1 million for alleged damages to the mansion. Barna also purportedly refused to pay for the $27,000 Airbnb rental.
A source informed Page Six that the “Sprayathon” event did successfully raise $100,000 for Last Chance Animal Rescue. Cleaners were also supposedly hired to clean the house that was left in “good condition” after the party.
Moore Capital Management, the company that Barna was employed at, issued the following statement to CNBC:
“Mr. Barna’s personal judgment was inconsistent with the firm’s values. He is no longer employed by Moore Capital Management.”
Nick Shapiro, an Airbnb spokesperson, told Business Insider that Barna has been blocked from the site. Shapiro said:
“We have zero tolerance for this kind of behavior and have removed this guest from our platform. We are working to support the host under our $1 million host guarantee.”
A similar incident happened last year when an orgy-party left an Airbnb home in Canada with $75,000 worth of damages. While these incidences are standouts, it’s good to remember that countless Airbnb users have had positive experiences without such problems
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