James Alesi death: Here is how James Alesi real estate death happened
On February 1st, 2017, 42-year-old real-estate broker James was found dead in his Manhattan apartment from an overdose of cocaine mixed with fentanyl.
His death happened on Jan. 31, 2017 night, following what prosecutors described as a $400 “prostitution date” with the Instagram influencer Shannade Clermont at his Manhattan apartment.
Shannade Clermont told The Post, that James Alesi was her “sugar daddy.”
25 year old Shannade Clermont is one half of the Clermont Twins. Shannade and Shannon Clermont shot to social-media fame after a 2015 stint on the Oxygen reality TV show “Bad Girls Club.”
In April 2019, Shannade was sentenced to a year in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud for stealing James Alesi’s debit-card information.
James Alesi death:
James’ death happened Jan. 31, 2017 night, following a $400 “prostitution date” with Instagram influencer Shannade Clermont at his Manhattan apartment.
He was found dead in his East 53rd Street apartment from an overdose of cocaine mixed with fentanyl.
About the night James died, Shannade told The Post:
“He wasn’t asleep when I left — he was just drunk. I have never been around people who have been on heavy drugs, so I didn’t really know.
“It was like, ‘Oh, he was a drunk mess.’ I was annoyed . . . [I thought] he was playing games. So I just left.”
Shannade admitted she took James’ card as she left and, over the next few months, went on a $20,000 shopping spree, using it to pay her rent, purchase flights and splurge on Valentino shoes, a Philipp Plein jacket and Beats headphones, among other luxury items.
Shannade said she didn’t find out Alesi had died until later.
Shannade has faced public criticism for allegedly knowing Alesi was dead or dying and didn’t call 911.