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Playboy Model & 7-Year-Old Son Dead After Jumping Off New York Hotel

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May 18 2018, Published 3:33 p.m. ET

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A Playboy model jumped to her death from a New York City building on Friday morning — and in a horrific twist, took her young son with her, can confirm.

Stephanie Adams, 46, reportedly leaped with her 7-year-old son, Vincent, from a Gotham Hotel penthouse window, and hit a second floor balcony. Both mother and son died instantly.

An NYPD spokesperson told at "around 8:40 in the morning, police responded and discovered a deceased female in her 40's and a male, approximately 7-years-old on the second floor balcony on 16th E 46th street, which is the Gotham Hotel. Both were pronounced deceased on the scene and an investigation is ongoing."

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According to the New York Post, the deaths come on the heels of a vicious custody battle between Adams and her estranged husband Charles Nicolai, who is the owner of Wall Street Chiropractic & Wellness.

In 2013, a former massage therapist, Dilek Edwards, sued the couple, claiming she was fired from the chiropractic business after Nicolai admitted Adams would get jealous because she was "too cute." Her suit was tossed but later restored by an appeals court that ruled she could sue for gender discrimination.

In 2006, Adams successfully sued the NYPD for alleging she was thrown on the ground by a cop who falsely accused her of pulling a gun on him. She was awarded $1.2 million by the jury.

Two months before the tragedy, Adams posted a cryptic message on Twitter about domestic abuse.

Stephanie Adams

"The only person who should ever be ashamed in a domestic abuse incident is the abuser," Adams wrote. "Stand tall and stay strong. Find the right support and always maintain your safety. Get the help you and your child need now to no longer be a victim."

The Gotham Hotel has refused to comment on the incident.

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