A woman attacked a desnuda — a naked woman who covers her body in paint — in Times Square on Saturday, and it was all caught on video.
Before yelling, “you nasty!” and calling the desnuda, Amanda Roman, a “nasty whore” in front of tourists, the woman attacked her while she was posing with a tourist, according to The New York Post. The newspaper reports that both women were arrested after the altercation.
“Some girl from out of nowhere said, ‘You nasty! I don’t like the way you look,’ and then punched her in the face for no reason,” a bystander told The Post. “She knocked her out of nowhere.”
Donna Myer, the tourist who wanted to pose with the desnuda, told The Post:
“I was talking to her. I asked how much is it? She said, ‘Whatever you can give.’ I didn’t have no money. I said, ‘Let me go to the bank.’ The girl turned around, who was walking by, and said: ‘You’re a nasty whore! You disgust me!’ Then she just came over and started beating the hell out of her!”
Police identified the attacker as Angela L. Portalatin, The Post reported. The incident is the latest in a series of problems involving the topless women. Last month, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton took issue with the public nudity in Times Square, even though it is legal when used for a performance or exhibition. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also voiced his concerns about the practice of soliciting contributions, even suggesting doing away with the pedestrian plaza in Times Square.
Watch the video of the aftermath below:
[h/t New York Post]
[Image via screengrab]
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