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Marianne Cassini Released from Nassau County Jail, Legal Battle Continues

NEW YORK — After being held for six months in a Nassau County jail for defying a judge’s order, Marianne Nestor Cassini, the wife of the late fashion designer Oleg Cassini, was freed Friday. She is expected to be back in court November 30, according to her attorney Steven Gaitman. Subsequent hearings will also be held regarding the ongoing legal battle over the designer’s multimillion dollar estate.
Cassini, who died in 2006 at the age of 92, is widely known for dressing Jackie Kennedy during her White House years and for being romantically linked to Princess Grace of Monaco before she married Prince Rainier. For decades during Oleg Cassini’s lifetime and after his death, Marianne Cassini and her sister Peggy have led the company’s small in-house staff.
Many outsiders were surprised to learn after his death that Marianne was the designer’s wife. Cassini had previously been married to the Academy Award winning actress Gene Tierney. The couple had a severely physically challenged daughter Daria, who died in 2010. Months before Tierney and Cassini divorced in 1948, they reconciled and another daughter Christina was born. Christina Cassini, who was known as “Tina,” died in 2015. Her son, Alexandre Belmont Cassini, a filmmaker in

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