Earlier this week, we posted a story about the University of Michigan student and Tau Kappa Epsilon brother who was filmed unleashing a string of antigay slurs against an Uber driver.
Now we’ve learned he’s trying to convince everyone that, despite evidence to the contrary, he’s the real victim in the situation.
And he’s willing to sue to prove it.
“You wanna kick me off?” Croman can been heard shouting at 50-year-old Artur Zawada in a video that went viral last week. “Kick me off, you little piece of sh*t! You’re an Uber driver! Go f*cking drive, you little fa**ot! Minimum wage fa**ot! Go f*ck yourself!”
Croman has released an unapologetic statement through a “family representative” explaining his side of the story:
This video shows one side of an argument I had with an Uber driver two weeks ago after he refused to pick me up on the basis of my religion. What you don’t see in the video is that the driver had made a number of offensive anti-semitic remarks that provoked my response. I am not proud of my reaction to his discrimination and I regret my choice of words. Shortly after the verbal altercation, I filed a complaint with the Ann Arbor police department and they are now dealing with the issue.
However, his story doesn’t check out.
In the report he filed with the Ann Arbor Police Department, one day before the video appeared online, Croman made no mention of any anti-Semitic remarks.
Instead, the report accuses Zawada of “disorderly conduct.”
Croman then contacted Uber about Zawada, successfully getting the driver suspended from the ride sharing company. He is now purportedly preparing to file a lawsuit against him for discrimination.
And it gets worse.