Liev Schreiber appeared at Rockland County court on Tuesday.
The “Ray Donovan” star has been charged with harassment after an altercation with photographer Sherwood Martinelli.
The Journal News reported that while exiting the court following the hearing, Schreiber told reporters, “I never touched him, I never touched his body with my body. I was pissed, but that was it. I have nothing else to say.”
Martinelli reportedly shouted, “Liar,” in response.
The actor’s lawyer insists there was no physical contact between the two parties and that Schreiber only pushed the photographer’s camera. Schreiber’s behaviour was allegedly in response to a flash going off in his face, attorney Jonathan Ripps told the Journal News.
“The allegation does not rise to the level of any law being broken,” and he will plead not guilty if need be. Schreiber is officially facing one count of second-degree harassment.
Schreiber’s lawyer filed a motion to dismiss the case and the judge set Sep. 20 as the date the motion will be decided.
Martinelli said that he had been looking to get an order of protection and was disappointed that the next hearing was pushed so far into the future.
“It’s a total, complete miscarriage of justice,” Martinelli. “It just proves that the justice system … is only for the rich and elite. Because he’s somebody special, he’s getting away with this.”