Hotel magnate Ian Reisner has a reputation for collecting pretty boys and hosting them at his multi-million-dollar apartment, often in groups after nights of partying. That image won't help him a bit as the parents of Sean Verdi, a young man who died after a drug-fueled evening with Reisner, and authorities mull what to do next. Verdi, who was found sprawled unconscious in Reisner's tub after an unsuccessful attempt to revive him, was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the hospital.
The media has, predictably, played up Reisner's reputation—and age (46).
It's been a terrible, no-good, horrible year for Reisner, who was arrested after a traffic accident earlier this year and whose brother was recently murdered.