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'Rabbi' is Suing Ice Cube for $2 Million After Alleged Assault Fuelled by Anti-Semitism

The man, claiming to be a rabbi, says he was assaulted outside an elevator in a Detroit casino

By: B. Shane Morganstein

Published: May 29th, 2015 in Culture » Music » News

Photo: Ice Cube


In what is likely to be the most outlandish story you'll read about today, a 45-year-old man claiming to be a rabbi has just filed a $2 million law-suit against rapper Ice Cube.

The complainant, named P. Taras, claims that he is rabinically ordained, and as such wears a skullcap (also known as a kippa or yarmulke) in public.

The altercation allegedly took place outside an elevator in the MGM casino in Detroit, where Taras says that Ice Cube bumped into him. In response, Taras told the entertainer, "Hey, watch out where you're going."

Taras then claims that the rapper reacted by having his entourage drag him to the ground and beat him, all the while yelling anti-Semitic slurs inspired by his visible skullcap.

A representative of Ice Cube has wholeheartedly denied the claims, saying, "Not only are these accusations a lie, he doesn't even know who this guy is." If that in fact is true, I imagine Cube made this face (see above) when he heard about these accusations.

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