Durst admits to backing Pier 55 lawsuit Says he wished to avoid personal battle with Barry Diller
Barry Diller, Douglas Durst and a rendering of Pier 55 (Illustration by Noah Patrick Pfarr)
Douglas Durst admitted to secretly funding a lawsuit to derail Barry Diller’s planned $200 million park on the Hudson River, a battle that erupted in a nasty war of words last year after the media mogul accused Durst of seeking revenge.
Durst told the Villager newspaper that he funded the City Club’s legal challenge to Pier 55 as a stopgap measure to help the group.
“I haven’t been involved in the [Pier55] lawsuits in over six months — maybe even longer,” he said. “And my role was very limited in it,” he said.
“The reason I did not want my name involved is I did not want this to be a personal batt新上海贵族宝贝论坛