Winter Party Has Beef With Peter Rauhofer and The Opium Group
|Winter Party organizers are hating on Peter Rauhofer|
The harsh missive asks party-goers to skip the Rauhofer soiree because the DJ and the Opium Group, which owns Mansion, are "profiteering on the backs of the LGBT community."
The rift dates back to 2008 when Rauhofer broke away from White/Winter Party officialdom. At the time, Rauhofer explained, via a press release, that the festivals' main promoters mistreated and disrespected him and other DJs by, among other things, failing to book their hotels and paying them with checks that bounced.
In the case of Mansion, Winter Party contacted the Opium Group about hosting its party, said company spokeswoman Vanessa Menkes. But only after the Opium Group had already entered into a contractual agreement with Rauhofer, she added.