The ex-boy toy of fashion icon Calvin Klein was charged with hiding cocaine in his underwear after cops busted him for pummeling a pal early Tuesday at his West Village penthouse.
Nick Gruber, 22, a model and former gay porn star, was accused of bloodying New Jersey college student Calvin Swint, 20, during the 4:20 a.m. fisticuffs.
Gruber “did grab (Swint’s) genitals and did seem jealous of him,” a prosecutor said at Gruber’s criminal court arraignment Tuesday night.
Gruber asked Swint — who appears from his LinkedIn page to be an intern for New Jersey Sen. Frank Lautenberg — “to go out in the hallway and, unprovoked, punched him in the face,” the prosecutor said.
Police took Gruber into custody after a doorman called them to his 666 Greenwich St. penthouse, where he was throwing a party. Gruber flailed his arms to avoid getting handcuffed, sources said, and was spotted shoving something in his pants. Cops later found a stash of suspected cocaine in his underwear, sources said.
Gruber, who had a cut under his left eye and scratches on his neck, was arraigned on charges of assault, resisting arrest and criminal possession of a controlled substance. He was released on $1,000 cash bail after Judge Abraham Clott ordered him to return to court Aug. 9 and to stay away from Swint.
Gruber was in a bad mood before his confrontation with Swint, a source said, because he was turned away from the Catch Rooftop nightclub in the Meatpacking District about 2 a.m. Tuesday.