Restaurateur who induced lover’s miscarriage back on Palm Beach scene

Shamed restaurateur Josh Woodward — who secretly induced his pregnant lover’s miscarriage with an abortion drug — is out of prison early and back in Palm Beach society.

The man behind Burger Bar and a partner at Table 8 was sentenced to nine years in prison in 2016 for slipping his lover, Gail Greaves, an abortion drug multiple times without her knowledge when she was 13 weeks pregnant with his child.

He was seen dining out this week at the famed Tab-oo restaurant in Palm Beach with his wife Suzy Buckley, a Miami society editor who married him in 2012 and stayed with him despite his infidelity and horrific crime.

They dined with well-connected publicists Nick D’Anunnzio and Tara Solomon, who posted pictures on her Instagram but declined to comment to Page Six.

“It is awkward to see him back out in society — you don’t really know what to say,” a Palm Beach source said.

Buckley, who is now a hat designer, and Woodward have one child, Alaska, born in 2014 after the scandal erupted but before Woodward went to prison.

This marks only five years since he was sentenced, and the Palm Beach source said he got out of jail a few months ago. It isn’t known if he was released early because of the pandemic.

“He’s back out and about in Palm Beach,” the source said. “He and Suzy are very much committed, they just bought a house together in Miami Beach and are renovating it together.”

Josh Woodward and Suzy Buckley, seen here in 2011
Josh Woodward and Suzy Buckley, seen here in 2011, tied the knot in 2012 before he went to prison.

Woodward, who was engaged to Buckley at the time, drugged Greaves with the early-term abortion drug Misoprostol numerous times in 2009 and she had a miscarriage in October of that year, according to court records.

The court heard that in 2016 he hatched his plot after carrying on a six-year affair with Greaves, while living the life of a high-flying restaurateur, flying on a private jet between Los Angeles, New York and Miami regularly and being photographed with celebs, including Paris and Nicky Hilton.

Woodward is from a wealthy Chicago family, with an empire that includes the storied Churchill Downs Racetrack.

In August 2009, Greaves, who lived in LA, told him she was pregnant, and he demanded she have an abortion, but she refused.

Woodward’s Internet search history allegedly showed that he had looked into “evil ways” to terminate a pregnancy, according to court documents.

It was then alleged that in the fall of 2009 he spiked Graves’ drinks and food with the abortion drug Misoprostol at her home.

Suzy Buckley steps out in January 2021.
Suzy Buckley, now a hat designer, steps out for an event in January 2021.
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When she did not miscarry he allegedly inserted the drug into her vagina with his fingers after reaching into a bag near the bed. He then allegedly coated his penis with the drug without her knowledge, forcing her to miscarry after sex.

The LAPD then issued a search warrant and found Misoprostol on Woodward, on his belongings and at his restaurant on Melrose Avenue.

Woodward was sentenced in January 2016 and was supposed to serve nine years. The Los Angeles District Attorney originally wanted a life sentence, but he pled guilty, reducing the term to nine years.

Greaves had made a victim’s statement at his sentencing, saying, “Do you not understand you are a textbook psychopath?” and, “Do you really not understand what you have done to me?”

Buckley was formerly the editor of Ocean Drive magazine. After the scandal, she started a millinery business called Shapoh, catering to ladies-who-lunch events like the annual Vizcaya hat luncheon, Women of Tomorrow gala, Fairchild Garden’s Splendor in the Garden luncheon, the Kentucky Derby, Royal Ascot and Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) gala.

Her friends include “Real Housewives of Miami” star Marysol Patton, Yuliia Faist (Mrs. Ukraine International 2021), Lydia Touzet and many more Miami socialites.

Buckley did not respond to calls and emails from Page Six. Greaves could not immediately be reached.


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