Friday, September 04, 2015
A crusading rabbi who exposes child abuse in Brooklyn's Hasidic community is suing the man who threw bleach in his face following the sex-crimes conviction of a religious counselor.
Nuchem Rosenberg suffered "severe and permanent personal injuries" to his eyes in the December 2012 attack by Meilech Schnitzler, according to papers filed in Brooklyn Supreme Court.
"It's extremely painful. I live day-to-day putting drops in my eyes all the time," Rosenberg told The Post.
Last year, Schnitzler copped a no-jail guilty plea to felony assault for the sneak attack outside his family's Schnitzler's Famous Fish store in Williamsburg.
Rosenberg's suit says that despite the conviction, Schnitzler considers himself a "hero" who took revenge on Rosenberg for publicly denouncing Nechemya Weberman over his molestation of a teen girl.
Plaintiff's lawyer Robert Tolchin blasted Schnitzler' s unprovoked aggression, saying: "This is Brooklyn. It's not Syria and we're not ISIS."
Schnitzler's lawyer didn't return a request for comment, and a man who answered the fish store's phone said Schnitzler was "not going to talk to anybody. "
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