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Larry Bakman — an ex-TV judge on the reality show “Hot Bench” — might end up having to answer to one himself because an attorney claims he got violent … and has the whole thing captured on audio.
Fari B. Nejadpour — who’s been repping a woman in a DV case here in L.A. — tells TMZ … Bakman is representing the woman’s husband. Nejadpour says the case started last fall but things took a nasty turn this week.
According to Nejadpour … Bakman had filed a motion asking that Nejadpour be disqualified as the wife’s attorney due to an alleged conflict — namely, he’d repped the aunt of a client of Bakman’s about a year ago … something Nejadpour says is completely irrelevant.
He filed an opposition to Larry’s motion, which was going to be heard Monday in an L.A. courtroom — Nejadpour tells us that’s when he ran into Bakman in a courthouse hallway.
Nejadpour says he confronted Bakman about his filing, and claims Bakman responded with hostility … allegedly replying, “F*** you, ass****.”
Nejadpour tells us he was shocked and told Bakman he was going to record him to show the judge how he was behaving. He says he turned on the recorder and started following Bakman, who he says was walking away to enter the courtroom.
At this point — which we’re told is when the audio starts to pick up — Nejadpour claims Bakman quickly turned around and punched him in the chest with both hands … which Nejadpour says sent him crumbling to his feet and writhing in pain.
He tells us he checked into a hospital that day, where he currently remains. Nejadpour claims to have suffered a laceration to the right side of his chest and an injury to his knee … he also says he wants Bakman prosecuted.
LAPD tells us a battery report was filed, and they’re investigating. We’re told Bakman hasn’t been arrested.
We also reached out to Bakman, who declined to comment.