September 18, 2007 | 3 Comments
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Stuart Sugarman, alleged hedge fund manager and investment banker with Sunrise Financial Group, is now out of the Lenox Hill hospital — and he’s not happy (despite his photo where he is brandishing flowers). His alleged assailant, Christopher Carter, a broker with Maxim Investment Group has only been charged with a misdemeanor.
Fuming, Sugarman is quoted as saying: ”This wasn’t just a playground fall where Stewy fell down and went boo hoo … The reality is I spent two weeks in Lenox Hill [Hospital], including a week in ICU and six hours in surgery ….”
Now, while Sugarman admits …
that he noisily war-whooped, groaned and shouted, “You go, girl!” during his last spin workout Aug. 15 at an Equinox gym on East 85th Street. That, he says, didn’t give broker Christopher Carter, who was three bikes over, the right to repeatedly yell, “Shut the f- - - up!” and then leap off his Schwinn and come charging at him.
Stewy goes on to explain
[that he] is accusing the allegedly berserk broker - both men top 200 pounds - of tilting Sugarman’s stationary bike’s front wheel up a yard off the floor and flipping the bike and Sugarman into a wall.
Sugarman suffered a concussion from the bike’s falling on top of him, along with damage to six discs in the vertebrae of his neck. His surgeon, he said, tells him he was “one click away from a wheelchair.”
… declined to comment on the case. Carter’s lawyer, Michael Farkas, said only that his client “did not commit any criminal acts.”
“Mr. Sugarman is clearly taking advantage of the criminal-justice system to build some civil lawsuit,” he said. Sugarman has yet to file a suit.
Earlier: Psycho Pile-Drives Investment Banker
NY Post: Gym Victim is Wheely Angry
Deal Breaker: ‘Stuart Sugarman is Not Happy’ — Stuart Sugarman
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August 29, 2007 | 1 Comment
Truly, as Percy Walker points out, it is open season on Wall Street types. It seems that they might not be safe to walk the streets - no less attend spin classes. Now granted, the victimized investment banker, Stu Sugarman …
“… grunted a lot, admittedly. He war-whooped. He hollered, “Great song!” and “You go, girl,” and he probably was the noisiest guy in the spin class,” according to the New York Post article.
You go, girl? [Originally, it was reported that he was a hedge fund manager — THANK THE GODS he is not. It might also explain the weird grunting and shouting] This is how it all went down according to the Post:
“First, the furious broker demanded the hedge-fund manager please stop making so much noise. “Then it escalates to ‘Shut up!’ and “Shut the f— up!”
The broker complained to the instructor, who “basically shrugs,” Davis said.
The broker then allegedly issued the final ultimatum - “If you don’t shut the f— up, I’m getting off my bike.” The hedge-fund manager said: “Stop being a baby.”
Finally, the ballistic broker dismounts and “charges my client’s bike like Leonard Marshall of the New York Giants hitting a practice sled,” Davis said.
The broker tipped the hedge-fund manager and his bike into the wall, smashing a hole in the sheetrock, Davis said. “Then he smashes him back onto the ground, with the bike falling on top of him.”
Sugarman still has no feeling in his left side. He may need more surgery.
Carter’s lawyer, Dan Ollen, called Sugarman “a piece of work.”
“The first thing he does after the incident is hop on his bike and work out another 40 minutes,” he said. “The second thing he does is hire a personal-injury lawyer and the third thing he does is alert the media.
‘Who’s kidding who?’ “
You can’t make this stuff up! A bitch slap would probably have been sufficient.
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