New Square arson victim sues rabbi
Aron Rottenberg, who was the victim of an arson attack, has filed a lawsuit against the Hasidic community's grand rabbi.
Rottenberg claims the religious leader orchestrated a campaign of intimidation that led to the arson attack that burned half of his body. He says he was targeted because his family doesn't worship at the community's main synagogue.
Rottenberg is being represented by noted civil-rights attorney Michael Sussman.
Shaul Spitzer, 18, was arrested for allegedly burning Rottenberg. Grand Rabbi David Twersky has not been charged.
Twersky condemned the attacks, but has not spoken publicly about the incident.
Doctors say Rottenberg may be able to be released from Westchester Medical Center sometime this week.
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