Video of Catherine Kassenoff in a screaming match with her young daughter.
The video below appears to be a supervised visit with one of the children where the child is saying that she doesn’t want to do visits anymore. It sounds like the mother and child are arguing over an email and the child believes that the mother went into the child’s account and wrote it and sent it back to herself to help in the case.
In the audio clip below, we hear Catherine Kassenoff in a screaming match with her daughter about a chocolate bar.
In the audio clip below, Catherine appears to be screaming about being tired and also not wanting custody of the children anymore.
Catherine’s documentation claims that she was kicked out of her home, destitute, and had no money, but one anonymous source claims this is factually incorrect and that she cleared out all the marital accounts and received more than $1.1 million during the cases for counsel fees, housing, and other support. Where did that money go? How did she get the money to purchase the new home? Maybe its family money? But again, why buy a house if you knew you were scheduled for assisted suicide in a month? I’ve added the deed here (and below) so that you can see the purchase of the house in Larchmont for $897,000 paid in full with no mortgage in early April 2023.
I received an anonymously delivered email that appears to be a communication from her brother and mother to Catherine begging her to get mental health assistance and then explaining that for their own well-being would need to distance themselves from Catherine. One anonymous source said that her brothers remain in contact with Allan and have attempted to get mental health support for Catherine multiple times through the years. Below is the email.
I was surprised to see that Catherine had 18 lawyers from different law firms representing her throughout the last 4 years. Certainly, a red flag if I’ve ever seen one. There’s more to the story there too and I’m hoping that they will read this and consider helping us understand what happened in this case.
Adler 4: SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK COUNTY OF WESTCHESTER CATHERINE KASSENOFF -against- SUSAN ADLER, REPLY MEMORANDUM OF LAW IN FURTHER SUPPORT OF NON-PARTY ALLAN KASSENOFF’S MOTION TO QUASH AND FOR A PROTECTIVE ORDER
There can be no mistaking the fact that Ms. Kassenoff suffers from mental illness. Dr. Marc Abrams, the neutral forensic therapist appointed by the Court in the Matrimonial Action, concluded that she has a personality disorder with narcissistic and sadistic tendencies. Similarly, both Judge Koba and Judge Lubell stated as much from the bench. For example, Judge Koba explained as follows during a June 2, 2021 hearing:
This is the problem as I see it: I have an obligation to act in the best interest of the children. And while – the Court made findings a year ago after a ten-day hearing, and the Court believes, based upon the evidence deduced during that hearing, that Ms. Kassenoff does have a mental illness that’s impacting her interactions with the children, okay.
(Ex. 13 at 60 (emphasis added)). Similarly, Judge Lubell specifically told Ms. Kassenoff that “maybe she should look inside before she starts casting the aspersion outside.” (Ex. 14 at 25). If that were not clear enough, Judge Lubell then instructed her to get “some help”:
And when somebody continually has motions against them for violation of orders, contempt motions, orders of protection, that sends a message to this Court. And maybe, Mrs. Kassenoff, instead of asking everybody else to do things for you, maybe you ought to look inside and start doing things for yourself and get yourself some help.
Presumably due to her mental illness, Ms. Kassenoff abused the oldest Kassenoff child for years and then manipulated all three children throughout the divorce, including, for example, by telling them to lie about their father. It was because of these actions (and many more like them) that led the Matrimonial Court to only permit Ms. Kassenoff to see her children for a few hours.
In fact, Judge David Everett, the first judge in the Matrimonial Action, stated on the record that Ms. Kassenoff cannot be around the children without supervision even “for a few minutes”:
THE COURT: All right. Since this record will be so-ordered, I just want to make it very clear that, Ms. Most, please be sure to communicate to each of the people on the risks of supervising visits that the children are not to be alone in the presence of Mrs. Kassenoff –
MS. MOST: Okay.
THE COURT: – during the period of time that they are supervising the visits.
MS. MOST: Okay.
MR. DIMOPOULOS: Your Honor, if I –
THE COURT: For any period of time whatsoever. Yes?
MR. DIMOPOULOS: If that concludes that part of our discussion, I’d like to just bring up one brief thing just for clarification. Do we need to say anything more –
MS. MOST: Dr. Ravitz.
MR. DIMOPOULOS: Yeah, so we’re transitioning, okay, so we can cut there for –
THE COURT: Just so it’s clear, when I say any – at any time I mean even for a few minutes. It has to be –
MS. MOST: I get it.
THE COURT: It has to be constant.
Amongst Judge Koba’s conclusions were the following:
- “[G]iven the mother’s actions over the past year and given her failure to recognize and understand that her actions have been and are deleterious to her children’s psychological health and emotional well-being, the father’s ability to provide for the children’s emotional well-being and development is superior to that of the mother’s at this time.” (Id. at 31).
- “The mother’s manipulative conduct demonstrates a deliberate ‘placement of her self-interest above the interests of others.’ The evidence of false allegations of abuse against the father, i.e., the March Zoom Visit, and the purposeful actions to alienate the children from him is ‘so inconsistent with the best interests of the child[ren] that it raises, by itself, a strong probability that the offending party is unfit to act as a custodial parent.’ There was All exhibits are attached to the Affirmation of Allan Kassenoff filed concurrently herewith.
- “The Court is concerned the mother will continue her harmful behavior if she has unsupervised visits with the children because she testified multiple times that she does not believe her behavior was inappropriate. Given her lack of insight regarding her actions and how they are detrimental to her children, the Court concludes the best interests of the children require that the mother’s visits with her children continue to be supervised by a therapeutic supervisor who can intervene if the mother begins to engage in harmful behavior and who can assist her in developing the skills to be with her children without damaging their emotional health.” (Id. at 42).
Furthermore, the Plaintiff’s attacks are not limited to the Defendants. Rather, she has gone after each and every person involved in the matrimonial action that (she believes) led to the loss of her children, including Justice Nancy Koba, Justice Lewis Lubell (both Westchester County divorce judges who presided over the matrimonial action in 2020-2021), Carol Most (the attorney representing the Kassenoff children in the matrimonial action), Dr. Susan Adler (two of the Kassenoff children’s therapist) and Dr. Marc Abrams (the first court-appointed neutral forensic therapist).
Following Judge Koba’s August 2020 Decision, Mr. Kassenoff sincerely hoped that Ms. Kassenoff would get the help that she needed so that she could one day have a meaningful and healthy relationship with the children. But she has steadfastly refused. Instead, Ms. Kassenoff has opted to make it her life’s mission to exact revenge upon each and every person involved in the Matrimonial Action that led to the loss of her children, including Judge Koba, Judge Lewis Lubell (another Westchester County divorce judge who presided over the Matrimonial Action in 2021), Carol Most (the attorney representing the Kassenoff children in the Matrimonial Action), Dr. Susan Adler (two of the Kassenoff children’s therapist), Dr. Abrams (the Court-appointed neutral forensic therapist), Mr. Kassenoff, and co-Defendant Mr. Constantine G. Dimopo
This document appears to be an official affidavit as part of the court case where one of the Kassenoff’s former nannies is describing what she observed. It’s a really compelling (and sad) story of how one parent would alienate an adopted daughter and show favoritism to two biological children. It also shares a warning published on Facebook to other nanny and au pair agencies.
In this grievance letter filed by the Court Appointed Referee in the Kassenoff custody case, the Referee describes a number of threatening emails she received from Catherine Kassenoff. The threats were so severe, the Referee filed a police report.