The homeless ex-con accused of cold-cocking actor Rick Moranis has refused to submit to a psychiatric examination or speak to his lawyer, it was revealed Wednesday in court.
Marquis Ventura, 36, has rebuffed two separate interview attempts by doctors to determine whether he’s fit to proceed to trial, Justice Diane Kiesel said during a virtual appearance in Manhattan Supreme Court — though Ventura did not agree with that assessment.
“That’s not true,” he blurted into a receiver from Rikers Island. “I don’t mean to talk out of turn or seem rude, but I haven’t refused any type of meeting for my 730 [psychiatric exam] or to talk to my attorney.”
Defense lawyer Autumn Levine said Ventura had also rejected three video conferences with her.
Ventura is accused of randomly attacking strangers in Manhattan last year — including the “Ghostbusters” star, who he allegedly sucker-punched on the Upper West Side Oct. 1, knocking him to the ground.
The same day as the attack on the 67-year-old actor, he allegedly socked the owner of a Soho liquor store before swiping a bottle of champagne. He’s charged with two other Manhattan assaults and has an arrest warrant out of Pennsylvania.
His attorney previously said that he suffers from schizophrenia and has been hospitalized in seven different states.
Ventura is due back in court May 3 for the results of the psychiatric examination.