Celebrity stylist who whacked NYC rabbi near his synagogue taken into custody

Aleksander Janik, the person caught on digicam thumping a outstanding New York City rabbi with his heavy tote bag outdoors the Chelsea Hotel, has been taken into custody, in response to sources.

The confrontation began Tuesday evening when Janik, 52, a private shopper to the celebs who’s crossed paths with huge names like Celine Dion, Rihanna, Brooke Shields and Mayor Eric Adams, was requested by Rabbi Chezky Wolff to rein in his unleashed canine, Hudson.

The dispute over the canine escalated. Wolff stated Janik ranted about “dirty Jews” throughout their dispute — although Janik denied that declare and instructed The Post his mom was Jewish.

Video reveals Janik bashing the father-of-six within the head with his bag, sending Wolff’s glasses and yarmulke flying.

Surveillance video shows Aleksander Janik Sobieski hitting Rabbi Chezky Wolff on June 4 outside the Chelsea Hotel in New York City.
Surveillance video reveals Aleksander Janik Sobieski hitting Rabbi Chezky Wolff on June 4 outdoors the Chelsea Hotel in New York City. Obtained by the NY Post

“Yes, I pushed him. I pushed him with my bag,” Janik freely admitted to The Post Wednesday in a softened description of what the video reveals.

He claimed he was defending himself after being harassed, and stated Wolff began recording and following him after the lads exchanged phrases in regards to the canine, which had simply approached the open doorways of the Chelsea Shul the place the Rabbi works.

Janik's social media is filled with photos of him posing with stars, including James Corden
Janik’s social media is crammed with pictures of him posing with stars, together with James Corden Instagram/Janik Sobieski

“I protect my dog and myself. A stranger man who’s following me with their phone in my face, I ought to protect myself. I don’t know him,” Janik stated.

Janik denied the assault was motivated by antisemitism and stated he considers himself “half-Jewish.”

Janic (pictured with Celine Dion) admitted that he hit the rabbi, but said he was defending himself. He also denied he is antisemitic.
Janic (pictured with Celine Dion) admitted that he hit the rabbi, however stated he was defending himself. He additionally denied he’s antisemitic. Instagram/Janik Sobieski
Janic (seen with Chris Rock) is a celebrity stylist and personal shopper
Janic (seen with Chris Rock) is a star stylist and private shopper. Instagram/Janik Sobieski

“I support the Jewish community. I’m a very huge fan of every religion,” Janik stated.

Wolff’s lawyer, Carey London, a member of the Chelsea Shul’s congregation, scoffed at Janik’s assertion: “We have no response to an antisemite’s lies. Again — the Jewish people just want peace.”

London stated the tote bag gave the impression to be filled with books or a laptop computer, which left a mark on the Rabbi’s head.

Janik’s Instagram account, which is crammed with footage of him at flashy occasions posing with celebrities, opens with the message: “‘Ubuntu’ is an ancient African word meaning ‘humanity to others.’”

Janik’s bail standing was not instantly identified.

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