The Manhattan attorney who was caught on video last week yelling at café workers in a racist rant is apologizing.
“To the people I insulted, I apologize. Seeing myself online opened my eyes - the manner in which I expressed my self is unacceptable and is not the person I am,” Aaron Schlossberg said in a statement posted on social media.
A video went viral last week after an incident at the Fresh Kitchen in Midtown Manhattan. Schlossberg was seen on video yelling that workers weren’t speaking English and threatening to call immigration officials.
“I will be following up and my guess is they’re undocumented. 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 could do is speak English,” Schlossberg is heard saying on the video.
He now says that his words and actions hurt people.
“What the video did not convey is the real me. I am not a racist. One of the reasons I moved to New York is precisely because of the remarkable diversity offered in this wonderful city. I love this country and this city, in part because of immigrants and the diversity of cultures immigrants bring to this country,” Schlossberg said in his statement.