NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office launched its investigation into a club brawl by interviewing Adam Hock, the former club owner and entrepreneur arrested and charged with assaulting Prince Pierre Casiraghi.

WCBS 880’s Irene Cornell On The Case

24-year-old Prince Pierre Casiraghi of Monaco is the grandson of Grace Kelly, who became Princess Grace when she married Prince Rainier III.

Hock is also accused ot assaulting three of Casiraghi’s superwealthy buddies – Stavros Niarchos, 26 (a Greek shipping magnate who was once Paris Hilton’s boyfriend); Diego Marroquin, 33; and Vladimir Restoin Roitfeld, 27.

Hock is a former owner of the Hawaiian Tropic Zone in Times Square.

He left the DA’s office on Monday with his attorney, Saul Strazzullo, insisting that he was the victim of the altercation and was just defending himself when a rowdy prince and his friends began to harrass him.

“He was the victim of these four individuals,” said Strazzullo.

“Including the prince?” interjected WCBS 880 reporter Irene Cornell.

“Including the prince. Just because you’re a prince, you’re not immune to be an aggressor,” he answered.

“In my opinion, they don’t have the best character and credibility, and the district attorney’s office, with the respect I have for this office, is gonna do their homework and find out what the truth is, which is that Mr. Hock was a victim,” added Strazzullo.

Attorney Strazzullo said Hock came to the DA to tell the truth.

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