Guest hosed down by white neighbor while at a surprise birthday dinner at a prominent black doctors home among A-list guests says they were made to feel 'like less than animals'

A guest attending a surprise birthday dinner in Queens at the home of a prominent black doctor says being hosed down by his white neighbor made them feel ‘like less than animals.’

Dossous, 47, attended doctor Yves Duroseau’s soiree for his sister Rosevony at his Forest Hills home in Queens on September 17 2022.

The doctor’s white neighbor, Marcus Rosebrock, allegedly sprayed down guests with a hose complaining that they were being ‘too loud,’ according to a lawsuit filed earlier this month.

‘We experienced a very specific, very heinous type of attack that harkens back to a dark period of this country’s history,’ plaintiff Katya Dossous told the New York Post in a statement through her lawyers Tuesday.

‘An attack I believe was premeditated, deliberate and thought out with the intent to make us feel ‘less than,’ like animals.’ 

A guest attending a surprise birthday dinner in Queens at the home of a prominent black doctor (pictured) says being hosed down by his white neighbor made them feel 'like less than animals'

A guest attending a surprise birthday dinner in Queens at the home of a prominent black doctor (pictured) says being hosed down by his white neighbor made them feel ‘like less than animals’ 

The Brooklyn Supreme Court lawsuit filed by 19 celebrants claims that Dossous ‘attempted to speak calmly with [Rosebrock] in an effort to get [him] to stop.

All guests in attendance were black and Latino except for one white guest, the outlet reported.

‘Rosebrock also turned his water hose on plaintiff Dossous at high intensity and viciously hosed her with water from head to toe,’ the suit claims.

A statement given by the 47-year-old said ‘water hoses have long been used against people of color… Mr Rosebrock chose this specific method with the intent of dehumanizing us.’

Among the A-list guest list was music executive Rigo Morales, former Fordham Law classmates of Rosevony’s and was catered by Vanessa Cantave – winner of season 11 of Bravo show ‘Rocco’s Dinner Party.’ 

At about 9:50pm on Sept 17 the festivities came to a jarring halt after a white woman with a German Shepherd came over and demanded the music to be turned down, the suit claims.

Rosebrock then allegedly proceeded to drench guests with his hose a move ‘reminiscent’ of 1960s Birmingham Alabama when cops used to use fire hoses to break up civil rights activists, the court documents claim.

An aerial image shows how Dr Yves Duroseau's home abuts the property of Marcus Rosebrock in a leafy suburb of Queens, New York City

An aerial image shows how Dr Yves Duroseau’s home abuts the property of Marcus Rosebrock in a leafy suburb of Queens, New York City

The group enjoyed a nine-course al fresco dinner cooked by TV chef Vanessa Cantave (pictured), who won the Bravo reality cooking competition Rocco's Dinner Party in 2011.

Guests included Rigo Morales (pictured), a record executive who has worked with Eminem and 50 Cent, along with lawyers and banking bosses

The group enjoyed a nine-course al fresco dinner cooked by TV chef Vanessa Cantave (pictured), who won the Bravo reality cooking competition Rocco’s Dinner Party in 2011

Duroseau, pictured receiving the covid vaccine in 2020, and 18 others have filed a suit against Rosebrock and allege the incident breached their civil rights

Duroseau, pictured receiving the covid vaccine in 2020, and 18 others have filed a suit against Rosebrock and allege the incident breached their civil rights

‘We feel completely aggrieved and obligated as proud New Yorkers and American citizens to share how deeply devastating, sickening and offensive this incident was,’ Dossous told The Post. 

‘We will not let racist harassment stand. We feel obligated to use our voices against any kind of racist harassment.’

Plaintiff lawyer Mina Malik slammed Rosebrock’s actions and said he’s shown little remorse for his alleged actions.

‘Our clients are gracious, hardworking and dedicated professionals who have made positive contributions to our society, and they should not have been treated as subhuman,’ Malik said. 

‘Marcus Rosebrock’s lack of responsibility and remorse speaks volumes.’

Rosebrock’s lawyer, Brandon Gillard, said in a statement Tuesday that his client ‘refutes any characterization that he is racist or that his actions were racially motivated.’

A Google Street View image shows the front of Dr Duroseau's home in Queens, New York City

A Google Street View image shows the front of Dr Duroseau’s home in Queens, New York City

The neighbor, Marcus Rosebrock, lives in a property which abuts Dr Duroseau's home

The neighbor, Marcus Rosebrock, lives in a property which abuts Dr Duroseau’s home

Gillard went on to say that it is a ‘false equivalence’ to compare party goers to civil rights protestors claiming Duroseau attendees were ‘aggressive and violent.’

He did not go into further detail about the neighbors alleged actions that night, the Post reported.

Dereck Sells, another plaintiff attorney, said in a statement to the outlet that the statement from Gillard is ‘an attempt to blame victims and rewrite history.’

He added that his clients showed ‘remarkable restraint’ after the alleged incident by only calling the cops and filing the suit.

source: dailymail.co.uk