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Videos show racist Manhattan lawyer in two other meltdowns

Videos have emerged of the racist midtown Manhattan lawyer who threatened two Spanish speakers with ICE screaming ‘you’re not a Jew’ at a rabbi and calling an American vlogger ‘an ugly f*****g foreigner’.

Aaron M. Schlossberg was propelled to infamy on Wednesday after he was identified as the man caught on camera lambasting the manager of Fresh Kitchen on Madison Avenue for allowing his staff to speak Spanish in ‘my country’ the day before.

Two further bigoted rants have since been uncovered, one of which was filmed on May 25, 2017, and shows Schlossberg, 42, with other Trump supporters pulling a middle finger at a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews who opposed the State of Israel.

In the other video, from October 2016, Schlossberg threatens to call the police on vlogger Willie Morris after claiming he was obstructing the sidewalk before branding the Massachusetts-born YouTuber an ‘ugly f*****g foreigner’.

Schlossberg, a registered Republican who donated $500 to Donald Trump in April 2016, owns his own commercial law firm and boasts of being fluent in Spanish in his own work biography.

The committee that enforces discipline among lawyers in New York State refused to tell Dailymail.com if a complaint has been made against Schlossberg. A representative confirmed members could be punished for racist conduct but said the decision was down to the committee. 

Racist lawyer Aaron M. Schlossberg has been caught on camera during two other bigoted rants. In this one, filmed on, May 25, 2017, Schlossberg is seen with other Trump supporters pulling a middle finger at a group of ultra-Orthodox Jews who opposed the State of Israel

In the other video, from October 2016, Schlossberg threatens to call the police on vlogger Willie Morris after claiming he was obstructing the sidewalk before branding the Massachusetts-born YouTuber an 'ugly f*****g foreigner'

In the other video, from October 2016, Schlossberg threatens to call the police on vlogger Willie Morris after claiming he was obstructing the sidewalk before branding the Massachusetts-born YouTuber an ‘ugly f*****g foreigner’

The video shot on May 25, 2017, by Isaac Saul of A Plus, shows Schlossberg with Trump supporters supporting Milo Yiannapoulos and Pamela Geller, who were protesting a commencement speech by Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour.

Yiannapoulos and Geller denounced Sarsour as an anti-Semite because of her support for the campaign to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel for its policies toward the Palestinians.

Schlossberg was videoed shouting ‘you are not a Jew’ at Rabbi Dovid Feldman, who was there to support Sarsour and defend her against claims she was an anti-Semite.

The lawyer, his face contorted with hate, repeats the taunt several times to Feldman. When the rabbi responds by asking him the same question back, Schlossberg responds, ‘yes I am, I’ve been to Israel twice. F**** you.’

Schlossberg was quickly identified after the first video, filmed on Tuesday, went viral. He  runs his own commercial law firm and boasts of being fluent in Spanish

Schlossberg was quickly identified after the first video, filmed on Tuesday, went viral. He runs his own commercial law firm and boasts of being fluent in Spanish

An onlooker asks the lawyer ‘why are you so upset with him?’ to which replies: ‘Because he’s pretending to be a Jew and making other people feel that’s what Jews think. Of course he’s not Jewish.’ Schlossberg was also pictured pulling a middle finger at rival protesters.

The October 2016 video, meanwhile, was filmed by vlogger Willie Morris when he was walking with his girlfriend, Heidi, down Fifth Avenue.

According to Morris, he and Heidi were walking along the edge of the sidewalk, leaving plenty of space, when Schlossberg ‘made a beeline’ for him and then rammed him with a briefcase.

The footage shows Schlossberg shouting: ‘What country are you from? I’m going to call the police, you can’t run into people. I’m a citizen here, you’re not, you’re an ugly f*****g foreigner.’

Speaking to his online audience afterwards, Morris said he was completely bemused by the confrontation, which appeared to have been deliberately manufactured by Schlossberg.

‘We were walking on the sidewalk next to the road, so there was plenty of space. Normal sidewalk etiquette says you just move into the empty space and walk past the people walking the other way.

‘But instead he made a beeline towards me, held up his briefcase against me and tried to shove me with it. And then he just starts cussing at me. You can see by my face I was completely astounded.’

Schlossberg lambasted the manager of Fresh Kitchen on Madison Avenue for allowing his staff to speak Spanish in 'my country' and threatened to call federal immigration officials

Schlossberg holds up his phone while threatening to call ICE

Schlossberg lambasted the manager of Fresh Kitchen on Madison Avenue for allowing his staff to speak Spanish in ‘my country’ and threatened to call federal immigration officials

The video that first emerged of Schlossberg was filmed on Tuesday at Fresh Kitchen on Madison Avenue, showed the lawyer ranting at the manager after he saw a lunchtime regular speaking Spanish with a Hispanic employee.

‘They were speaking Spanish because they are friends,’ the manager told the New York Daily News. ‘He got mad, waiting in line for his food.

‘He’s a customer, so I had to stay professional and ask him to leave. That’s what I did.’

‘Your staff are speaking Spanish to customers when they should be speaking English – this is America,’ he ranted at the Fresh Kitchen manager while wearing a white work shirt and black pants.

In the background other customers can be heard calling him ‘ignorant’ and saying ‘yes, this is America’.

‘I will be following up because my guess is there not documented and my next call will be to ICE,’ Schlossberg says. ‘I will get each of them will be kicked out of my country.

‘I pay for their welfare, I pay for their ability to be here. The least they can do is speak English.’

Schlossberg also mocked a woman eating a sandwich, telling her: ‘Maybe you shouldn’t eat that sandwich… maybe you should take a break from the food.’

The video of Schlossberg raging in Fresh Kitchen was initially posted on Facebook Edward Suazo, who said his wife was at the restaurant when the rant occurred.

‘What a big man talking down to couple of women and a helpless employee,’ Suazo wrote.

‘I wish someone tells me I can’t speak in my native language! First of all they wasn’t talking to you!’

The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg was founded in June 2012 and specializes in ‘complex commercial matters’, including insurance.

One person claiming to have employed the firm took to Twitter to say he would not longer use it following the incident. 

Silver Suites, a New York-based rental agency, was listed in a website testimonial section as one of Schlossberg’s past clients. 

A representative told Dailymail.com it had ‘nothing to do’ with Schlossberg but would not comment further. 

The October 2016 video was filmed by vlogger Willie Morris when he was walking with his girlfriend, Heidi, down Fifth Avenue. They are seen after the confrontation with Schlossberg

The October 2016 video was filmed by vlogger Willie Morris when he was walking with his girlfriend, Heidi, down Fifth Avenue. They are seen after the confrontation with Schlossberg

The May 2017 footage shows Schlossberg  shouting 'you are not a Jew' at Rabbi Dovid Feldman, who was there to support Sarsour and defend her against claims she was an anti-Semite

The May 2017 footage shows Schlossberg shouting ‘you are not a Jew’ at Rabbi Dovid Feldman, who was there to support Sarsour and defend her against claims she was an anti-Semite

It is currently unclear what punishment Schlossberg could face from the Manhattan legal establishment over his conduct.

NYU legal ethics professor Stephen Gillers said lawyers like Schlossberg can be disbarred for conduct outside work, but predicted he would only receive a ‘private admonition’.

‘Mr. Schlossberg could be disciplined for this conduct but it will not lead to disbarment,’ Gillers told Forward.

‘A lawyer can be disciplined for conduct even if the conduct is unrelated to work for a client.

‘Factors a disciplinary committee will consider in deciding what if any discipline is warranted include extenuating circumstances and whether Mr. Schlossberg has prior discipline.

‘If he does not, I think the most serious discipline he could face would be a private admonition if he has a clean record. That means the discipline will not become public.’

The New York State Bar Association said on Wednesday that Schlossberg is not a member. State law does not require attorneys to be members of the bar in order to practice.

Dailymail.com was referred to the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court, third judicial department.

A representative for the ethics committee told Dailymail.com said any information about complaints made against its members was confidential.

When asked a complaint of racist conduct by a member could result in a punishment, the representative said ‘that is possible’.

He said any decisions to punish or disbar a member would be made by a specially-convened committee. 

The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg was founded in June 2012 and specializes in 'complex commercial matters', including insurance

The Law Office of Aaron M. Schlossberg was founded in June 2012 and specializes in ‘complex commercial matters’, including insurance

Schlossberg attended the George Washington University Law School, according to his LinkedIn, which noted he studied abroad in Madrid while at college.

As well as fluent Spanish, Schlossberg claims to be able to speak French, Hebrew and Mandarin Chinese.

It is based on Madison Avenue and offers consultations in Spanish, French and Hebrew.

The firm’s website features testimonials from clients paying tribute to Schlossberg’s ‘professionalism’ and ‘determination’ on cases.

Schlossberg’s LinkedIn also lists him as having attended The Haverford School in Philadelphia in 1994, before going to John Hopkins University where he graduated in 1998 with an English degree.

At John Hopkins he wrote for the student newspaper, The News Letter, his profile states.

He graduated from George Washington Law School in 2002 and clerked for New Jersey Superior Court Judge John Peterson.

In 2003, he worked as an associate attorney at The Law Offices of Michael Haskel in Mineola, New York, before moving to Ohrenstein & Brown two years later.

He then moved to Havkins Rosenfield Ritzert & Varriale and served as an associate from 2005 to 2013 before setting up his own practice a year later.

His website and social media pages have now been bombarded with abuse from people who have seen the viral video.

Meanwhile, Schlossberg’s Yelp page has attracted so many one-star reviews that it is now undergoing an ‘active cleanup’. 

This sees Yelp remove both negative and positive reviews which appear to have been provoked by news coverage.  

The front desk at Schlossberg’s office building was turning away all visitors at his request on Wednesday.

DailyMail.com has reached out to Schlossberg for comment.

rory.tingle@mailonline.co.uk 



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