According to The Post Millennial, Yaniv was arrested over the weekend and “spent time behind bars” for the alleged Jan. 14 assault of Rebel Media reporter Keean Bexte outside a British Columbia Provincial Court.
Already infamous for failed discrimination suits lodged last year against several female estheticians who declined to wax his male genitalia, Yaniv was reportedly exiting the courthouse after an arraignment on unrelated charges when he kicked off a short altercation with Bexte, eventually lunging at and allegedly punching the reporter.
“I hope the Crown prosecutes him to the fullest extent legally available to them,” Bexte told The Western Journal. “He needs to be taken off the streets.”
Video of the incident was captured on Bexte’s phone and went viral on social media later that day as the journalist reportedly nursed a headache, tweeting, “J. Yaniv just punched me in the back of the head. Just spoke to police … I need an advil.”