Banker jumps out of seventh-floor window following fight with building over his poodles – and cops also find ‘crack paraphernalia’ inside
- Adam Silberman, 47, husband of high-flying Manhattan real estate broker Monique Ender Silberman, was rushed to hospital after the dramatic dive at around 10.18 a.m. on Sunday
- He is in intensive care at Weill Cornell Medical Center being treated for ‘multiple trauma’ injuries including broken bones
- Silberman was is an ongoing battle with the board of his Fifth Avenue co-op after neighbors complained about his three dogs barking
- Police reportedly found ‘crack paraphernalia’ inside the apartment though it’s not clear if the banker uses drugs
By Helen Pow Daily Mail PUBLISHED: 22 July 2013
Adam Silberman, 47, husband of high-flying Manhattan real estate broker Monique Ender Silberman, was rushed to hospital after the dramatic dive at around 10.18 a.m. yesterday.
He is in intensive care at Weill Cornell Medical Center being treated for ‘multiple trauma’ injuries including broken bones, and doctors put a balloon in his aorta to avoid blood clotting, police said.
According to his father-in-law, Paul Lord Ender, Silberman had been depressed after neighbors complained about the couple’s dogs barking and playing in the lobby, prompting an ongoing battle with the co-op board.
One dog had already been sent away, The New York Post reported.
Police also found ‘crack paraphernalia’ during a search of the couple’s apartment at 860 Fifth Avenue near 68th Street, according to The Post.
It wasn’t clear, however, whether Silberman used the drug himself.
A family friend of Silberman’s, Michael Moss, insisted Silberman did not abuse alcohol or illegal substances.
He said the banker’s troubles were all down to his high pressure job and beloved pets.
‘The stress was too much for him,’ Moss told The Post, adding that his own daughter took one of the French poodles off the Silbermans hands last week.
Ender, who, with his wife, Simone, owns the Silbermans plush apartment, agreed the pooch problems were taking their toll on his son-in-law.
‘He was depressed about the situation,’ Ender told The Post.
‘It’s horrible what happened. I’ve been praying and crying the whole day.’
However, the newspaper reports money troubles were also plaguing the couple, who vacation at the Hamptons and regularly appear in New York social pages.
According to public records, the Silbermans were hit with more than $650,000 in state and federal tax liens during the past five years.
On top of that, their co-op corporation has an $18,000 judgment against Monique Ender Silberman’s parents, The post reported.
Silberman miraculously survived the seventh floor swan dive after he struck an awning on the second floor, which broke his fall, police sources said.
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