The attorney caught on camera berating workers for speaking Spanish and threatening to call immigration agents on them has gone viral for his racist rants.
Aaron Schlossberg has been identified by several people online as the man captured in this video. Footage of Schlossberg's rant was posted online on Tuesday and has since been viewed over 5 million times.
In the video Schlossberg is furious and starts yelling after he hears two employees at Madison Avenue's Fresh Kitchen speaking Spanish. During his rant he accuses the Spanish speakers of being undocumented immigrants while he himself is recording the entire rant.
“And my guess is that they’re not documented so my next call is to ICE to have each one of them kicked out of my country,” he said. “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.”
Schlossberg is (or perhaps WAS) a New York business and commercial law attorney whose practice is just a block away from the restaurant.
As of Thursday morning (5/17) the reviews of his law firm, The Law Offices of Aaron M Schlossberg Esq. P.L.L.C. plummeted to 1.1 stars on Yelp and Google after the incident.
“This business recently made waves in the news, which often means that people come to this page to post their views on the news,” Yelp’s statement read in part.
Yelp has started monitoring his reviews and deleting the ones related to the video rant.