I’m so glad we are in the age of cameras and how everything is documented so people don’t have to just argue their points. If this had happened 20 years ago, this woman would have had no proof that a man touched her but thank goodness for security cameras and camera phones!
21-year-old Emelia Holden is a waitress in Savannah, Georgia. She was just trying to work her shift at Vinnie Van Go-Go’s when a dude walked by her a touched her butt. He probably thought nothing would happen to him but he was sorely mistaken.
In the footage you can see Holden minding her own business and then the guy comes up from behind her. She doesn’t think twice about what she does after and pins him against the wall. Police were called and they arrested the guy, only after seeing the footage.
He was held in jail for two days and then was eventually released.
Holden told the MailOnline:
“I just did what I felt was best. I took the guy down and had my co-workers call the police.
As soon as the cops saw the CCTV footage, they immediately arrested the man. He sat in jail until Monday so in my opinion, he got what he deserved.’
Holden had a message for other women who suffer sexual assault in the workplace.
All that I want from my experiences is for women to know that it’s okay to stand up for yourself.
You have every right to wear what you want and you most certainly have every right to defend yourself.”
My favorite part was when she put him to the ground, he probably had to cry in his lifted truck afterwards. You can also see her publicly shame him in front of the rest of the customers. This looks like a tiny dive bar so I bet everyone knows everyone. I don’t think her will be grabbing a beer here anytime soon.
It’s safe to say social media was up in arms over this man’s actions, some people said:
“A good, hard kick to his junk wouldn’t have been remiss, too.”
“I don’t understand why men feel the need to do this sort of thing! it’s a disgrace. So many just raised WRONG..”
“She was sexually assaulted! She had every right to defend herself and it looked like the guy went after her to hit her after she walked away, but she got him first, serves him right! It shouldn’t be called “waitress attacks man” it should be called “pervert gets what he deserves” and also she should be the one that everyone ran to. Who cares if he was a customer.”
Let’s just hope that he gets more than a few days in jail. Too bad his President thinks this is acceptable behavior for men…
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