On Monday, March 16, just before the 1 p.m. court lunch break photographer Jefferson Siegel was standing outside a courtroom door, waiting for a defendant to leave. He was on a court assignment for the Daily News. The defendant left with several people. As the group of 4 or 5 well-dressed, younger-middle-aged people left in a group, one person launched himself at Siegel knocking him down and breaking his collarbone and knocking a tooth loose that eventually came out.
The assailant is Bradford Beckerman who once appeared on CNBC as owner of Bradford’s Tonics, a high-end Florida juice company whose products are sold in better health food stores.
His case continues and he is scheduled to be back at Manhattan Criminal Court in July. HERE IS THE LINK