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Watch the ‘appalling’ video that helped get Bill Gross sentenced to jail

A bizarre, 11-second video clip shows “Bond King” Bill Gross and his wife apparently taunting their oceanfront neighbors while frolicking in their private pool — and a California judge was not amused.

In the footage obtained by The Post, Amy Gross records herself splashing in the water while music is blasting in the background, singing at the top of her lungs: “We’re outside. Yes, we are. Yes, we are. Yeah, yeah, yeah. We’re outside. Yes, we are.”

An amused Bill Gross, floating on what appears to be a foam water noodle, looks on, moving his fingers to the beat.

Amy Gross shot the selfie video on the evening of July 7, according to court records, when their neighbor, tech entrepreneur Mark Towfiq, called Laguna Beach, Calif., police on the Grosses for allegedly violating a restraining order that barred them from playing loud music outside their home when no one is in the backyard pool area.

In the video, Amy Gross is singing loudly and Bill Gross is wagging his fingers to the beat.Keller/Anderle LLP

Orange County Superior Court Judge Kimberly Knill on Friday called the 11-second video “appalling.”

“Mrs. Gross testified she took the video as a way of somehow protecting herself. The Court finds the explanation preposterous,” Knill said Friday.

“While Amy Gross’s behavior was blatant, William Gross’s behavior was more subtle, but it was defiant and contemptuous all the same,” she said, adding that he “can be seen in the background with fingers wagging in the air as he dances.”

Last week, Judge Knill sentenced the Grosses to five days in jail for violating the court order against blasting loud music.

The judge suspended the sentence for up to a year because of the pandemic.

The Towfiqs’ attorneys obtained the video footage through a subpoena and released it after the judge’s ruling.

Patricia Glaser, the Gross attorney, claimed the Twofiqs were “weaponizing” the restraining order to “embarrass and humiliate the Grosses at every opportunity.”

Bill and Amy Gross in court. A judge sentenced them to five days in jail for violating a restraining order.Bloomberg via Getty Images

“This video, which the Towfiqs’ attorneys gratuitously played multiple times during court hearings, consisted of all of 11 seconds of barely an hour during which the Grosses were enjoying an evening in their backyard,” she told The Post.

The initial feud between neighbors started with a glass sculpture on Gross’ property. The dispute has since escalated to one of the couples getting a restraining order.Orange County Supreme Court

“But the Towfiqs called the police on the Grosses, then hauled them into court for six days of hearings over a single hour’s worth of backyard entertaining,” Glaser said.

In addition to the self-taped video, Towfiq also submitted his own video from his iPhone, security camera and body camera footage from cops who were called in response to his noise complaint.

Gross — worth an estimated $1.5 billion, according to Forbes — is famous for his colorful clashes.

He sued Pimco, the investment behemoth he founded in 1971, for his 2014 ouster, claiming a “cabal” of junior managers plotted against him to increase their share of the bonus pool.

And last year, as The Post exclusively reported at the time, Gross attempted to thwart his estranged son’s efforts to sell rare “Inverted Jenny’’ postage stamps he had inherited. The stamps ended up going to auction after the story ran and selling for $1.9 million.

Mark Towfiq and his wife, Carol Nakahara, hold hands in court; Bill and Amy Gross can be seen in the backgroundOrange County Register via Getty Images


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