- Last Updated: 12:29 AM, June 21, 2012
- Posted: 12:22 AM, June 21, 2012
It’s war between the family of real estate scion Harry Dubin and his former wife, “Real Housewife of New York” Aviva Drescher.
Bravo star Drescher says Dubin, the son of prominent Washington, DC, philanthropists Richard and Elizabeth Dubin, owes her $294,372 — which includes child support payments for their son Harrison, 10, plus an extra $50,000 in fees for the child’s private school and summer camp. Dubin denies the charge.
Dubin and Drescher divorced in 2005, and according to sources, he has not paid child support for at least a year. Aviva claims his wealthy parents, once described as the “definitive Washington power couple . . . on the A-list of every event on the Washington scene,” have not listened to Drescher’s pleas to help in the dispute.
Aviva, now married to Reid Drescher, accuses Harrison’s grandparents of deciding to “divorce themselves” from their grandson’s needs. Aviva told us: “I am very sad that this father has abandoned his son. I empathize with all women and children who have been hurt by deadbeat dads.”
She also claims Dubin owes her an additional $80,000 in child support for the past year. A source said, “Even if Harry is bitter about the divorce, his son shouldn’t have to suffer. He has no health insurance.”
A bench warrant for Dubin’s arrest was issued in May after he failed to appear in court, but it was dropped. But Dubin says: “This is totally untrue. The amount I owe is minuscule. I love my son more than anything in the world. I see him all the time. My parents have nothing to do with this. This is what happens when you get divorced.”
Referring to a court order issued in May requiring him to pay $294,372, Dubin said: “The majority of that was a legal bill, which is obscenely enormous. If Aviva wants to utter untruths about me, she’ll have to live with that for the rest of her life, but I will not discuss my son in public.”
His lawyer didn’t get back to us. Elizabeth Dubin told us, “I have no comment.” Richard Dubin did not respond.Follow @PageSix