Some recent customers at Bergdorf Goodman's restaurant had an unfortunate experience, thanks to the top strategy director for Chevrolet's advertising agency. According to Page Six, "Jonathan Disegi created a sickening scene... when he arrived 'completely loaded' at lunchtime and vomited on the bar and other horrified customers."
A "witness" told Page Six about the scene at BG, "He came in alone and seemed already completely loaded, leaning over and slurring to female patrons eating at the bar. He looked and sounded like he was rolling into an Irish bar on St. Patrick’s Day."
"Jonathan was bragging to strangers around him that he was in advertising. He seemed totally obliterated. He kept ordering drinks. At one point, he got up to go to the bathroom, and women who were eating at the bar complained to the bartender, asking them not to serve him anymore, because he was so drunk.
“He returned, sat down, and then he threw up all over the bar. He put his head down, and it splashed on the counter, dripping on the floor, and onto a woman’s expensive Burberry jacket. Staff rushed to clean it up with napkins.”
The witness said Disegi — just like Don Draper coolly slinking out of a cocktail bar — paid the bill, got up and strode out of the restaurant. The witness added, “The smell was terrible.”
In January, Disegi was announced as the Executive VP, Global Director of Strategy and Research, of Commonwealth/McCann, McCann-Erickson's Detroit-based advertising agency just for Chevrolet.
Disegi emailed Page Six, confirming the barfing, "Yes, I had too much to drink. It was a mistake. Publishing this would not be good for my career, and I really beg you to be discreet here. I made a mistake, and I feel terrible." Will he blame it on the oysters?