(HAMPTONS, NY)— Andrew Saunders and Jeffrey Collé two big-name members of the East end real estate business found themselves in a fistfight last week.
Saunders is the founder and CEO of the brokerage Saunders & Associates located in the Hamptons. Jeffrey Collé is a luxury home builder and innovator of the Hamptons with a clientele list including Billy Joel, Donna Karan, and Jay-Z & Beyonce.
According to The Real Deal, the two bigshots go into a “violent fistfight” at the East Hampton Grill on Thursday evening last week. One of their sources states that the two men were rolling around on the floor while throwing hits at one another. Another source said Saunders had been at the eatery with his party before Collé appeared and supposedly began to attack him.
Andrew Saunders attorney Anthony LaPinta told The Real Deal that he and his client “will pursue all necessary means to stop Mr.Collé’s escalating and unacceptable behavior.” Collé’s lawyer Joseph Conway stated that Collé will be arraigned on misdemeanor assault charges, and said “the whole thing is being blown out of proportion” via TRD.
The cause of the brawl is still unknown but sources said that Saunders has previously sold homes for Collé.