Payback Is Swift for Lawyer in 'Racist Rant'

Lawmakers have filed an official complaint
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 18, 2018 6:19 AM CDT

(Newser) – Manhattan attorney Aaron Schlossberg had a lot more to worry about than restaurant workers speaking Spanish on Thursday. After his rant against the workers for not speaking English went viral, two Democratic lawmakers filed a complaint against him with a disciplinary committee, the AP reports. "The audacity to profile and verbally assault innocent bystanders and customers in a public commercial location is a violation of our civil society," Rep. Adriano Espaillat and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. wrote to New York state's court system, calling the video, in which Schlossberg threatens to have the workers kicked out of the country, a "viral racist rant." In other developments:

  • Kicked out of his office. Schlossberg has been evicted from the Madison Avenue business center he was using as his law firm's address. Corporate Suites president Hayim Grant tells the New York Post that the agreement has been terminated—and he was "completely shocked" by the video. "His actions are just not consistent with our community and rules and regulations," Grant says. "It’s totally contrary to everything we believe in as a company and personally."

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