“I Was Beaten Because I’m A Woman” Tahiry Speaks Out On Violent Attack

September 12, 2014  |  

Earlier this week, we reported that Tahiry was viciously attacked by a man at a fashion show she was supposed to walk in during New York Fashion Week.

Though reports have been conflicting about who started the initial altercation, there’s no denying that there was indeed a fight between Tahiry and a man.

Yesterday evening, Tahiry released this statement via her Instagram.

Thank you ALL for your well wishes. I am both appreciative and grateful to have you on my team and call you #teamtahiry! I am sincerely touched by your outpouring of love. As you may or may not know, on Monday, Sept. 8, I was attacked,  assaulted and violated, while in the workplace, by a man. I was beaten because I am woman with a voice and refuse to be disrespected. It is more proof that the violence against women is real and needs to be addressed publicly. The shaming and disrespecting of women/victims of violent abuses must stop. Violence against women must stop; a women’s voice and refusal to be disrespected is not grounds for physical abuse. #iamwoman #myvoicematters More to the point, I am home, healing and surrounded by love. Rest assured, I will continue all my efforts and endeavors with the same faith, determination, passion and spirit I have always possessed. Again, thank you! You are ALL heroes of mine! Love, Tahiry

I wasn’t there and I don’t know what happened but that doesn’t really matter. There is no reason she should have been subjected to this. Violence against women has been an issue since the beginning of time but the prevalence of these incidents as of late, in public, have really shown just how much of a problem it still is.  We’re wishing Tahiry a speedy recovery and severe consequences to the man who attacked her like this.

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