Luxe magazine publisher Jason Binn cleared of groping charges after prosecutors find ‘insufficient evidence’


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High-end magazine publisher Jason Binn has been cleared of the misdemeanor charges related to allegations he groped a teenager in New York City earlier this year, Fox News has confirmed. 

A spokesperson for the Manhattan District Attorney’s office confirmed on Tuesday that it had dropped the criminal charges against Binn, the founder and CEO of DuJour Media, writing in an email to Fox News Digital that the case was dismissed on Sept. 1. 

Prosecutors told the court at the time that investigators reviewed the matter and determined there was “insufficient evidence to prove the forcible touching charge without the complaining witness,” after that person did “not wish to proceed with this case,” the spokesperson told FoxNews.com. 

“Justice has prevailed,” Binn told Fox News Digital by phone on Tuesday. “Now, I can focus my attention on my three children to fix the damages done by these false and hurtful accusations.”

MAGAZINE PUBLISHER JASON BINN ARRESTED IN NYC FOR ALLEGEDLY GRABBING 16-YEAR-OLD’S BUTTOCKS

NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 05:  Publisher Jason Binn is seen arriving to ELLE, Women in Music presented by Spotify and hosted by Nina Garcia, Jameela Jamil & E! Entertainment on September 05, 2019 in New York City. 
(Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images)

Binn was accused of forcible touching, third-degree sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child – all misdemeanors – for allegedly grabbing the teenager’s backside in Manhattan on February 14. 

He vehemently denied the allegations from the start. 

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Mike Poutré and Jason Binn attend as DuJour Media's Jason Binn celebrates Sienna Miller's spring cover with Soloviev Group's Michael Hershman and Terraform's Mike Poutré at Cucina 8 1/2 on April 20, 2022 in New York City. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 20: Mike Poutré and Jason Binn attend as DuJour Media’s Jason Binn celebrates Sienna Miller’s spring cover with Soloviev Group’s Michael Hershman and Terraform’s Mike Poutré at Cucina 8 1/2 on April 20, 2022 in New York City. 
(Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for DuJour)

Binn’s divorce attorney, Valentina Shaknes, previously told the New York Post the allegations were “unfortunately the latest chapter in a long and bitter divorce proceeding.” 

Last year, Forbes lauded Binn as a “New York publishing legend” who had an “incomparable ability to connect with and access celebrities, influential leaders, and prominent figures in an array of industries.”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 20: Jason Binn speaks as DuJour Media's Jason Binn celebrates Sienna Miller's spring cover with Soloviev Group's Michael Hershman and Terraform's Mike Poutré at Cucina 8 1/2 on April 20, 2022 in New York City. 

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 20: Jason Binn speaks as DuJour Media’s Jason Binn celebrates Sienna Miller’s spring cover with Soloviev Group’s Michael Hershman and Terraform’s Mike Poutré at Cucina 8 1/2 on April 20, 2022 in New York City. 
(Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for DuJour)

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According to the report, DuJour is the media group behind several publications, including Gotham Los Angeles, Town and Country and its self-named magazine. 



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