By Chelsea Hirsch | New York Post
Paul Teutul Sr. visits New York City. (Splash)
Paul Teutul’s reputation as a hothead followed him into the courtroom Tuesday.
Teutul, 69, and his lawyers were in the United States Bankruptcy Court in Poughkeepsie, NY, for a mediation session on Tuesday with JTM Motorsports over allegations that the Orange County Choppers owner promised to promote the company in exchange for free work on his Corvette.
“While both lawyers were verbally discussing the mediation, Paul was getting agitated,” the source told Page Six. “He got up and said, ‘F–k you, I want my car!’”
“After that, he basically leaned over the table and lunged. He never touched the other attorney, but she requested that he be restrained and three court officers came upstairs.”
“He had to be removed by three security officers. They didn’t handcuff him though,” our source continued.
The “American Chopper” star filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in February and revealed in an updated filing in May that there is a $51,841.01 claim against him from JTM Motorsports Inc. He is paying the company $50 per day in storage fees for his car while his bankruptcy case is being heard in court.
Their next court date is in October.
“Heated words. Sure. That’s why people go to court because they disagree on an issue,” Teutul’s rep told us. “Security needing to be called? Never happened.”