Raid on the Wrong Door
A week after the first hearing of Marilyn about her divorce, Joe DiMaggio and Frank Sinatra plotted a plan to take her by surprise with her singing teacher, Hal Schaefer, with who DiMaggio suspected her to have an affair.
The four men, maybe accompanied with hired hand, broke down the door of the apartment and snaped away at the inside with the cameras they had brought to collect the evidences.But they hadn't entered in the right apartment : iot was the next apartment, occupied by Florence Kotz Ross
They made enough racket to alert the occupiers of the next apartment and give them enough time to escape (Marilyn, sheila Stuart and Hal Shaefer).
This incident was reported in the press the following days, but Sinatra managed somehow or other, to avoid that his name and DiMaggio's one appeared in the reports. But he didn't manage to avoid Confidential magazine to publish the whole story 10 months later.
Florence Kotz claimed to her famous intruders 200 000$ of damages.
Finally, DiMaggio settled the case out of court and paid 7 500$ of damages.