This mogul was a real wolf of Wall Street — chomping down on his ex-business partner’s finger and leg “like a rabid dog,” a new lawsuit alleges.
During an all-out brawl over business dealings in a Wall Street elevator last year, the ex-partner of a real estate mogul “ferociously” bit his finger “like a rabid dog and would not release it from his mouth,” Eli Verschleiser alleges in his Manhattan Supreme Court suit.
Soon, accused biter Jacob Frydman and Verschleiser, former partners at the $2 billion company United Realty Trust — were rolling around on the elevator floor.
That’s when Frydman allegedly bared his chompers again.
“On the ground immediately Frydman grabbed onto Verschleiser’s leg and bit his calf,” the lawsuit, filed Friday, alleges of the Jan. 10, 2018 incident.
“Like a pit bull Frydman had sunk his teeth deep into Verschleiser’s calf for a minimum of 3 minutes,” the lawsuit claims. “Like a vicious dog, Frydman would not unlock his teeth.”
Meanwhile, the elevator, at Vershleiser’s then offices at 44 Wall St., a 23-story building, “Went up and down numerous times” as the two men struggled, the suit says.
The elevator fight followed Frydman’s tense deposition, held at Verschleiser’s offices, in their ongoing litigation over a botched, 2013 deal for 866 UN Plaza.
Verschleiser’s lawsuit says that during the deposition, Frydman was already riled up, at various points screaming, “You will lose every case against me!” and “I will squash you!” and “I will get you for this!”
Photos of Verschleiser’s bloody calf — and of his finger, showing a tooth-sized puncture — are included in the filing.
Verschleiser alleged to The Post on Thursday that Frydman knew the photos exist, and in the past has threatened, “If you show that to anybody, if you ever send that to anybody, then I’ll sue you. I’ll skin you like a fish.”
“His teeth were in my finger,” Verschleiser recalled of the fight. “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,” Verschleiser said.
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“There was blood dripping down my leg.”
The cops were called, and both men were arrested, The Post wrote in first covering the altercation in January 2018, after Frydman claimed in his own lawsuit that Verschleiser had started the fight.
That lawsuit, which is still pending, alleges that Verschleiser, the larger and younger of the two men, began scratching, stomping and punching Frydman in the elevator for no reason, striking his head, body and legs.
Frydman also accused Verschleiser of plotting to frame him with prostitutes and pay “criminals” to stick him with a syringe filled with LSD, claims Verschleiser has denied as “outlandish.”
The two remain enmeshed in at least a half dozen lawsuits.
“To the extent that Mr. Verschleiser, a year after the fact, is trying to say ‘Me too. Me too’ is just absurd,” Verschleiser’s lawyer, Daniel Edelman, told The Post, adding that he had not yet seen the lawsuit.
All criminal charges were since dropped. Verschleiser’s lawsuit alleges he suffered physical, mental and emotional harm and seeks unspecified cash damages.
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