Ex-Playboy Playmate Stephanie Adams, reportedly jumped with her 7-year old son from a penthouse-floor window of a Midtown hotel in New York City on Friday morning at around 8:15 a.m.
Stephanie Adams who was engaged in a nasty custody battle with her chiropractic ex before her death, checked into the hotel around 6 p.m on Thursday and was staying in a 25th-floor penthouse suite with her son, as confirmed by NYPD Chief of Manhattan Detectives William Aubrey.
Their bodies were found on a second-floor landing in the hotel’s rear courtyard.
“Early this morning investigators located an individual whose attention was drawn to that same second-floor area when he heard two loud noises,” Aubrey said. “His attention was drawn to that and he discovered these two deceased individuals.”
It’s not clear whether Adams — who was Playboy’s Miss November 1992 — left behind a suicide note. The deaths come as Adams waged a fierce court battle with her estranged husband, Charles Nicolai, 47, owner of Wall Street Chiropractic & Wellness.
Nicolai’s lawyer recently demanded that she turn over the kid’s passport, sources said. Their relationship was so toxic that Adams would meet Nicolai — who had visitation rights for Vincent — at the First Precinct in Tribeca for handovers.
“It ensures no violence takes place,” a friend told The Post in March.
The 47-year-old mom sounded distraught in a two-minute phone call to The Post’s Richard Johnson around 1:15 p.m. Thursday.
She said Nicolai and his lawyer were blocking her from taking her son on vacation. “All I want to do is take my son and get away from this nightmare for a few days,” she said. “But they won’t let me.”
The ex-playboy playmate successfully sued the NYPD, winning a $1.2 million jury award stemming from a 2006 incident in which she was thrown to the ground by a cop who falsely claimed she pulled a gun on him.
The couple was sued in 2013 in by Dilek Edwards, a former massage therapist in his office, who claimed she was fired after Nicolai admitted his then-wife would get “jealous” because Edwards was “too cute.” Edwards’ suit was tossed — but it was restored by an appeals court that ruled she could sue for gender discrimination.