“I was there to support these ladies who have the law being used against them in such a ridiculous way,” Dan Dicks told the Sun. “So I was just going to politely ask (Yaniv) a few questions.”
Dicks said that after he informed Yaniv he was the publisher of PressForTruth.ca, Yaniv was “triggered.”
“He called the police, he threatened to pepper spray me, he pulled the alarm in the elevator,” Dicks said of Yaniv.
Yaniv also asked to be escorted by security and have Dicks removed from the courtroom, both requests were denied.
Yaniv said Dicks didn’t identify himself at first and was getting close to her and her mother.
“He was getting kind of aggressive with me.”
Dicks captured the heated argument on camera and posted a clip of the encounter to Twitter.
Dicks said during the hearing the judge asked Yaniv if she was trying to entrap the defendants when she recorded audio of her conversations with the estheticians she is suing.
Yaniv, who went by “Jonathan” before self-identifying as trans, represented herself at the hearing on Friday in a case where she is trying to sue two female estheticians for $7,500 each — and their company for another $25,000 — because they declined to wax Yaniv’s pubic region.
Yaniv still has a male genitalia.
The defendants and legal representatives for either side did not show up to the hearing.
Yaniv has become an international media sensation since the publication ban was lifted barring journalists from reporting her name when covering cases before the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal.
Yaniv told the Sun she thought it was “cool” she got invited on infamous conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’s Infowars show earlier this week, where she told Jones she’s capable of having a child.
Throughout this week young women have come forward and spoke to Montreal-based news outlet The Post Millennial, providing archived inappropriate conversations in which Yaniv allegedly changed private conversations with them to a sexual nature when the women were underage teenagers and Yaniv was in his twenties.
“It’s a bunch of crap,” Yaniv told the Sun.”I’ve gone through my account and it’s not on my account at all.”
Critics like National Post columnist Rex Murphy have argued Yaniv’s claims with the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal makes a mockery of what real human rights people are entitled to.