“It’s going to be a fun week,” the tape shows Kozlowski telling about 75 guests arriving to celebrate Karen Mayo’s 40th birthday on the Italian island of Sardinia on June 11, 2001. “Eating, drinking, whatever. All the things we’re best known for.”
The tape shows five young women in scanty, diaphanous frocks cavorting around a swimming pool, half-naked male models posing in snapshots with female guests and a performance from a pop star.
The jurors saw 21 minutes of what had been a four-hour videotape. State Supreme Court Justice Michael Obus, who is presiding at Kozlowski and Swartz’s larceny trial, ordered some segments removed, saying they could prejudice the jury against the defendants and were irrelevant to whether they had committed any crimes.
The portions removed include shots of an anatomically correct ice sculpture of Michelangelo’s “David” urinating vodka, two men dressed as ancient Romans carrying Kozlowski’s wife over their heads, and a scene in which a man drops his pants for the camera.
Tyco party planner Barbara Jacques testified that singer-songwriter Jimmy Buffett and his group were flown in at a cost of $250,000.