Credit Suisse executive fired after video showed him attacking restaurant staff

  • A finance manager has reportedly been fired after a video showed him fighting with staff at a restaurant in New York.
  • Credit Suisse’s Roman Cambell was ‘fired’ after Shanghai Mong’s altercation in Koreatown.
  • Sunabi Yi, whose parents own the restaurant, told Insider the family was “mentally traumatized” by the incident.

A finance manager has reportedly been fired after a viral video showed him fighting with restaurant staff in New York.

Roman Cambell, director of Credit Suisse, forced his way into Shanghai Mong in Koreatown to use the restroom, said Sunabi Yi, whose parents own the restaurant.

Yi told The Independent that when the incident happened early on June 4, her mother, Jane Yi, told Cambell the toilets were for customers only. But Cambell refused to leave the restaurant and became increasingly aggressive with the staff, Sunabi Yi told the outlet.

Cambell began recording the incident on her phone, as did Jane Yi. At one point Cambell tried to grab Jane Yi’s phone, Sunabi Yi told the Independent.

“We’re just mentally traumatized,” Yi told Insider. “Through all of this, my mum was scared. She started calling the police because things were getting out of control. And then, as he was walking towards the back of the restaurant, he was like, ‘I’m going wait for the police. You better call the police. I won’t move.'”

The restaurant’s surveillance video cited by the Independent showed Cambell as he made his way through the back of the restaurant near the kitchen as several people tried to hold him back.

“His friends were trying to kick him out,” Yi told Insider. “They arrived in front of the restaurant, then a few minutes later the cops arrived, and that’s when he left the restaurant.”

Yi told the Independent that Cambell punched a server, Jose Morales, about 10 times during the altercation.

“He started punching Jose’s forehead. His friends were trying to pull him out, then Roman started fighting with his friends,” Yi said, adding that she posted the video on social media to try to find Cambell’s identity and had been contacted by several credit agencies. Swiss employees who confirmed his identity.

Yi told Insider that the waiter, Morales, was doing better but was still worried about the incident.

“He’s better. It’s just now that he’s scared to serve drinking customers. His forehead was bruised for a few days and his fingertip was scratched a bit,” Yi told Insider.

The Independent reported that Cambell “was fired” by Credit Suisse, citing a source familiar with the matter. A Credit Suisse spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Sunday.

“Credit Suisse is aware of the allegations circulating on social media, which occurred outside the property and are unrelated to Credit Suisse,” a spokesperson told the Independent. “Credit Suisse maintains and adheres to a policy condemning discrimination, intimidation or violence of any kind.”

Yi told Insider that she had been in contact with the New York Police Department. Officers who came to the restaurant on June 4 spoke to Cambell more than to Yi’s parents, she told Insider.

“The cops didn’t really ask us about the CCTV. They didn’t ask us for our perspective on the matter. They just talked to Roman, and it was really weird for my parents,” Yi told Insider, adding that officers initially classified the matter as harassment, but now consider it an assault.

An NYPD spokesperson confirmed that a report had been filed for the incident, but did not address Yi’s other allegations.

“Police have been reported that a man entered the premises asking to use the washroom and engaged in a verbal argument with a 28-year-old male victim who attempted to remove him from the premises. The individual punched the victim and was not hospitalized as a result. The investigation is ongoing at this time,” the NYPD spokesperson said.

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