Four Seasons Restaurant Co-Owner Arrested on Sexual Abuse Charge

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Julian Niccolini was arraigned in Manhattan on Wednesday after an alleged incident at a party at the establishment.

Julian Niccolini, the co-owner of the Four Seasons restaurant in New York City, was arrested on Wednesday following a sexual assault claim, the New York Times reports.

The 62-year-old restaurateur surrendered to police and was arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court, where he was charged with a single felony count of sexual abuse.

The alleged victim is a 28-year-old woman who claims Niccolini touched her legs and buttocks and tried to kiss her during a party at the restaurant. Police say the woman is an acquaintance of Niccolini's.

The party took place on May 9, with the woman filing a police report on May 11. 

According to the New York PostNiccolini was accused of sexually harassing a Four Seasons waitress in 1991, leading to the woman filing a $4 million suit that was resolved the following year. The outcome was not made public.