A real estate mogul is accused of biting his former business partner’s calf during a fight over business in a Wall Street elevator.
Jacob Frydman, 61, allegedly ‘sunk his teeth deep’ into 44-year-old Eli Verschleiser’s leg and hand during an altercation in January last year.
Now a Manhattan Supreme Court suit says Frydman behaved ‘like a rabid dog’ and ‘would not release’ his colleagues finger from his mouth.
The former partners at the $2 billion company United Realty Trust were said to have brawled on the elevator floor which, according to the lawsuit, ‘went up and down numerous times’ as the pair struggled.
The lawsuit, filed Friday, says that after the men fell to the ground ‘immediately Frydman grabbed onto Verschleiser’s leg and bit his calf’.
It adds: ‘Like a pit bull Frydman had sunk his teeth deep into Verschleiser’s calf for a minimum of 3 minutes. Like a vicious dog, Frydman would not unlock his teeth.’
Jacob Frydman, 61, left, allegedly ‘sunk his teeth deep’ into 44-year-old Eli Verschleiser’s leg and hand during an altercation in January last year. Verschleiser is right
The alleged incident followed a tense meeting over a botched business deal for 866 UN Plaza,
Frydman is said to have said during that chat: ‘You will lose every case against me. I will squash you. I will get you for this.’
An image appears to show the bloody and bruised bite mark in Verschleiser’s leg.
A picture of the mouth shaped puncture on his finger is also said to be part of the filing.
Verschleiser told The Post: ‘His teeth were in my finger. So I was thrashing back and forth and I’m not a small guy.
‘He falls down and then he grabs hold of my calf. And I was trying to pull his head to try to get him off my calf.
‘When the elevator opens and everyone was looking at him, seeing him biting my calf, that’s when he finally let go. There was blood dripping down my leg.’
The alleged incident followed a tense meeting over a botched business deal for 866 UN Plaza
Both men were arrested at the time of the alleged fight but all criminal charges are said to have been dropped.
Frydman claimed in his lawsuit that Verschleiser started the fight.
He said Verschleiser began hitting, scratching and pulling out his hair and accused his former business partner of plotting to frame him.
Verschleiser allegedly warned: ‘If you do not immediately end the lawsuits against me, I will put an end to you.’
Claims Verschleiser paid ‘criminals’ to inject him with LSD have been labelled as ‘outlandish’ by the accused.