State representative Adriano Espaillat from New York’s 13th Congressional District tweeted Wednesday that he would file a formal complaint against the lawyer. The man accuses them of all being “undocumented” and threatens to call U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
The video featured a white male yelling at the manager of Fresh Kitchen in Manhattan about an employee speaking Spanish to a customer. “Especially in NY”, one woman, identified as Sherry D., wrote.
“If it’s once, maybe you can pawn it off as someone having a bad day, but this is not”, Morris said.
Wednesday’s video has received nearly five million views and has been met with an outpouring of derision on social media.
Espaillat carried through on his vow Thursday, filing a complaint and sending a joint letter with Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., according to a statement from the congressman’s office.
The grievance committee will determine what action, if any, should be taken against Schlossberg.
A Manhattan lawyer has been captured on camera delivering a rant in a NY sandwich shop after becoming enraged that many members of staff and customers were speaking in Spanish.
“New York City’s diversity is our strength”. It’s what makes this city great. Since the video was made public, at least two other people have posted videos of Schlossberg berating them with racist language in other separate incidents.
Schlossberg did not respond to an immediate request for comment sent through his website. Violators could face a fine of up to $250,000, per the NYCCHR. He also said that he was “completely shocked” by the clip of Schlossberg’s racist rant.
Morris, who is from MA and not an immigrant, says the lawyer walked into him on the street during the 2016 incident.
“As I was walking to my men’s group.Some lunatic on the street literally assaulted me and then just cussed me out”.
In a moment of fury, another client started recording with her cellphone and later published the video with the message: “Just experience what America is becoming!”
Donors raised more than $1,000 on a GoFundMe page that aimed to hire a mariachi band to sing outside the workplace of attorney Aaron Schlossberg, the man seen in a now-viral video ranting against Hispanic restaurant workers.
“He’s a customer, so I had to stay professional and ask him to leave”, the manager said.
His law firm, The Law Office of Aaron M Schlossberg, has been inundated with negative Yelp reviews after the video went viral.
A man named Mark Goldberg started a GoFundMe campaign on Wednesday, with a goal of raising $500 to send a mariachi band to cheer up the staff and attorneys at Schlossberg’s law office “after a hard day”.
A restaurant worker tries to explain to customer, who delivered a strongly-worded tirade over workers speaking Spanish.