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Actor Peter Dante, a regular in Adam Sandler films, charged with anti-Semitic remarks in a recent lawsuit – CBS Los Angeles

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SANTA MONICA (CBSA) – Actor Peter Dante has been sued by a man who claims Dante called him an “old Jew” and a sissy and sued him.
a restaurant in Santa Monica earlier this month.

BOSTON, MA – JUNE 09: Peter Dante attends That’s My Boy Boston premiere at Regal Fenway Theater on June 9, 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Marc Andrew Deley/Getty Images)

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Plaintiff Scott Burns’ lawsuit in Santa Monica Superior Court alleges assault, defamation-slander, and the intentional and negligent infliction of emotional distress. Burns is seeking $1.5 million in damages in the lawsuit filed Thursday.

A representative for the 53-year-old ‘Grandma’s Boy’ actor could not immediately be reached for comment.

On January 3 at around 5:15 p.m., Burns went to Lares, a Mexican restaurant on Pico Boulevard where he dines regularly, the lawsuit says. Burns, who is elderly and has a heart condition, entered through the back door due to management’s COVID-19 safety protocols and was directed to his table after his temperature was taken and he was shown his vaccination card, says the suit.

Dante was “deliberately blocking” the area Burns was to pass through and although the plaintiff apologized, a visibly drunk Dante began “verbally assaulting him”, according to the lawsuit.

Dante then began asking Burns invasive and personal questions in a threatening tone, and called the plaintiff’s responses “dumb,” the suit says.

“The plaintiff was humiliated in the small space in front of the staff he knows well and the other diners,” the lawsuit states.

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Dante, who reportedly ignored Burns’ pleas to stop talking to him, called the complainant a ‘chicken’ and asked if he was going to do something about it, but Burns replied that he didn’t. fight, according to the lawsuit.

Dante made anti-Semitic remarks about Burns’ appearance, saying he was an “old Jew” with a “Jew’s nose,” according to the suit.

Dante then approached Burns’ table and stood over the plaintiff in a threatening manner, leaving Burns to sense he was about to be attacked, the suit says. When Burns told a waiter he was leaving, Dante yelled, “See sissy get away,” according to the costume.

Dante chased Burns around a large table and the plaintiff was able to call the police, telling the operator to stay on the phone with him because he feared for his safety, the suit says.

The restaurant owner’s daughter walked over and pulled Dante away from Burns, then told the actor, “Pay your bill and get out.” You’re out of here,” the suit reads.

Dante finally left. Burns, who felt humiliated and believes his reputation was tarnished, continued to have nightmares as well as a sense of foreboding when in public places, particularly when visiting Lares, according to the trial.

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