Tax Troubles: Ed ‘Jean Luc’ Kleefield’s Madam Tong’s Is Seized

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Last week, after Ed “Jean Luc” Kleefield told us he was “pretty upbeat” about his Hamptons empire, we weren’t surprised to see the man’s detractors rip into him in the comments. Nor were we altogether shocked to hear from “Page Six” this morning that Madame Tong’s has been padlocked for nonpayment of taxes. An article in the Southampton Press has been removed from its website for whatever reason, but the summary at Curbed Hamptons indicates Kleefield was surprised by the closing and plans to pay back the taxes immediately.