Aaron Schlossberg, the Manhattan lawyer whose racist rant at Spanish speaking restaurant employees went viral this week, doesn’t like being in the limelight. He probably should have thought about that before loudly harassing Latinx people in a busy Midtown eatery.
Reporters and paparazzi swarmed the 42-year-old as he attempted to leave his apartment this morning, leaving him so overwhelmed that he called the cops and accused a New York Daily News reporter of harassment.
From New York Daily News:
“They’re yelling, they’re claiming things that aren’t true,” Schlossberg said as he cowered behind a black and red umbrella. “They’re grabbing my personal items. ... Defaming me. I can’t even move, because they’re blocking me.”
On Thursday morning, the attorney finally climbed into a yellow cab on W. 60th St. and drove away.
Schlossberg’s destination was unclear, but security at the Madison Ave. building where the attorney keeps an office said he was barred from entering.
“If he comes here, we’re going to kick him out,” said one member of building security.
An ABC News reporter confirmed that Schlossberg is no longer welcome in the building where he rents office space.
Schlossberg became a national disgrace Wednesday after a viral video depicted him shouting at the manager of lunch spot Fresh Kitchen. He was angry because he allegedly overheard Fresh Kitchen employees speaking in Spanish with customers, and proceeded to make it all about him.
“Your staff is speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English,” said Schlossberg.
“My guess is they’re not documented,” he continued, pointing at the staff off camera. “So my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country.”
“If they have the balls to come here, and live off of my money—I pay for their welfare, I pay for their ability to be here—the least they can do is speak English,” he said, continuing his threats to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement and insulting a woman’s weight. He was told, in response, to go get hit by a car. Fair.
By Wednesday afternoon, people left thousands of one-star reviews for Schlossberg’s law firm and his voicemail was flooded with angry messages. Even New York City Mayor Bill DeBlasio took the time to subtweet him:
Unsurprisingly, Schlossberg has a history of being a complete asshole. Internet sleuths and activists dug up dirt on Schlossberg, including video of him calling someone an “ugly fucking foreigner” and photos of him in the company of noted pro-Trump trolls.
Talk shit, get hit...with the scorn of millions of Americans.
Update (5:46 p.m): He runs really fast.