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Judge to socialite Tinsley Mortimer: Stay away from sugar heir

Tinsley Mortimer
Tinsley Mortimer

Socialite and former reality TV star Tinsley Mortimer is likely to escape jail time for her trespassing arrest at the house of Florida Crystals sugar heir Alexander “Nico” Fanjul.

That’s if if she manages to stay away from her ex-boyfriend and out of his Palm Beach crib and his family’s estate until Dec. 30.

And Friday morning, Palm Beach County Judge Marni Bryson approved the deal.

Mortimer wasn’t at the hearing, and neither was her lawyer, former Orange County Judge Belvin Perry.

Perry, by the way, is best known as the judge who presided over the infamous Casey Anthony murder trial five years ago.

The deferred prosecution paperwork shows the charge against Mortimer, 40, will be officially dismissed at a hearing at the county jail Dec. 30 if she abides by these conditions: No contact with Fanjul “by any means directly or indirectly;” No visit to his home as well as the $14 million home of his parents, sugar baron Alexander Fanjul and his wife Nicole; no new arrest, traffic infractions or conviction.

If Mortimer fails to abide with the conditions, according to the document, the office of the Palm Beach County State Attorney will continue its prosecution of the trespassing case, which could send the former Dior brand ambassador to the county jail for up to a year.

Mortimer didn’t return calls for comment. But a confidante who asked not to be named said Mortimer continues to maintain her innocence.

“It’s just that she wanted to put that abusive relationship and everything that remind her of it behind her forever,” the source said.

Mortimer was arrested April 16 after police found her crying hysterically in Fanjul’s front yard.

The fashionista called 911 to ask police to help her retrieve her purse inside the residence, where Nico was allegedly holed up with a new girlfriend. Cops, however, ended up charging Mortimer with the misdemeanor because, according to the police report, she had been warned to stay away from the property in October.

The source said Mortimer refused to sign a previous version of the deferred prosecution agreement.

“They wanted her to undergo alcohol treatment and anger management counseling,” the source said. “There’s no way she would’ve signed that.”

Traditionally, victims sign off on deferred prosecution agreements. Fanjul’s lawyer didn’t return a call and an email.

Mortimer moved to South Florida in 2012, three years after her marriage to Robert “Topper” Mortimer, her high school sweetheart who just happened to be the heir to Standard Oil, fell apart.

Dior made her a brand ambassador and let her launch her own lip gloss, “Tinsley Pink.” She had her own reality series on CW called High Society.

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