A Manhattan pain management doctor was the victim when he attacked a woman and threw her cell phone out of a 30th-floor window, authorities said.
JeanJacques “Jack” Mbabuike, 38, was arrested Aug. 29 at a luxury apartment at Sixth Avenue and West 27th Street in Chelsea, according to the NYPD and a criminal complaint.
He was also charged in a November 2021 incident in which he was accused of knocking a woman down, documents show.
According to a source familiar with the case, the victim in both cases was his girlfriend at the time, and she was treated at a hospital for bruises after the latest alleged attack.
Mbabuike was arraigned on August 31 and has not been granted bail. Criminal Court Judge Melissa Lewis granted temporary protection for the victim, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office said.
An earlier case against Mbabuike has been sealed, the office said.
He will appear in court on Friday.
A graduate of NYU Grossman School of Medicine, Mbabuike practices at NYC Pain MD in Lower Manhattan.
He did not immediately return a message left at the office. His attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The state Department of Health, which penalized the doctors, said it “takes the health and safety of patients very seriously and takes appropriate action in cases of potential violations.” He would not comment further on any potential investigation.