The hedge fund trader who was fired after hosting a big party in the Hamptons says the event was "good clean" fun that raised $100,000 for charity.
Brett Barna, a former trader at Moore Capital Management, told CNBC that while he regrets "certain aspects" of the July Fourth party in Bridgehampton, New York, the media coverage overlooked the fact that it was a peaceful, legal fundraiser for Last Chance Animal Rescue.
"I regret certain aspects of the party," Barna told CNBC. "But ... this was about charity and we raised $100,000 for animal rescue and that's a result I can be proud of."
"The event itself was nothing like what you read about. Were there people drinking alcohol? Sure. Were there people in their bathing suits at a pool party? Yes. But it was good clean fun."
Barna was fired from Moore Capital on July 7 after the New York Post reported that the anonymous owner of the mansion rented for the event was suing Barna for allegedly having 1,000 guests who trashed the yard and pool, wrecked furniture and stole art from the house.