In a battle of the elites played out in a Miami courthouse, Kennedy clan standout Anthony Shriver won over Ryan Brant, stepson of former Victoria’s Secret supermodel Stephanie Seymour and son of New York society darling and polo team owner Peter M. Brant.
Miami Beach resident Shriver, 52, the son of Special Olympics founders Eunice Shriver and Peace Corps founder Sargent Shriver, got Palm Beacher Ryan to cough up $60,000 out of $70,000 that Ryan promised to pay Shriver’s Best Buddies International when he bought a painting at an auction.
And the check that the non-profit recently received closes the breach of contract lawsuit filed against Brant last year.
“The amount owed was paid in full,” said Best Buddies’ Nicole Maddox when asked to confirm the lawsuit was settled.
Shriver, a nephew to John F. and Robert F. Kennedy, and Brant were entangled in a lawsuit over an abstract painting of palm trees.
The 45-year-old Brant was at the Best Buddies’ annual Art-Basel-related auction in December 2013 when he got into a short bidding war for the green-and-yellow piece by painter Josh Smith.
Brant entered the $70,000-winning bid and took the painting home.