Racist rhetoric appears to be a pattern for Midtown lawyer Aaron Schlossberg.
The 42-year-old attorney who became the Big Apple’s Public Enemy No. 1 for hurling hate speech at Spanish-speaking restaurant workers was involved in a similar incident two years ago, video footage shows.
That 2016 incident, which took place on Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue, involved a man named Willie Morris, who claims Schlossberg attempted to shove him on the street before the lawyer exploded at him.
“What country you from? I’m gonna call the police,” Schlossberg says to Morris back in October 2016, according to cellphone footage of the incident, which was posted to YouTube.
“You don’t run into people. I’m a citizen here. You’re not. You’re an ugly f—king foreigner, so f—k you!” Schlossberg shouts at Morris — who filmed the video — before raising up his cellphone to “get a quick picture” of Morris.
“You’re not allowed to walk on the wrong side of the street,” Schlossberg then says.
A stunned Morris then films himself and says: “This guy just literally just ran into me and is going crazy.”
In the video Morris posted to YouTube showing the incident, he included footage of him reacting to it in the aftermath.
“I’m still dumbfounded by the whole experience,” Morris says in the clip. “I’ve never seen anyone act like this in real life.”
Morris’ video resurfaced after another video of Schlossberg, showing him berating workers at the Fresh Kitchen food joint on Madison Avenue, went viral.
Schlossberg was seen in the damning video, which has been widely circulated, threatening to call federal immigration officers to have workers at Fresh Kitchen “kicked out of my country” for speaking Spanish during the Tuesday tirade.
“Every person I listen to — he spoke [Spanish], he spoke it, she’s speaking it — it’s America!” an angry Schlossberg was heard saying in the nearly minute-long clip.
The lawyer also went on to say how “I pay for their welfare, I pay for their ability to be here — the least they can do is speak English.”
In a YouTube video posted Thursday, Morris says: “While both of those incident were completely ludicrous and uncalled for — the thing I want you all to remember if you’re watching this is that that is almost commonplace for a lot of people in our country because of the color of their skin, because of their accent, their ethnicity.”
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