Korean Woman Verbally Harassed After Rejecting Man’s Advances

August 11, 2020

This incident occurred Monday, August 10 inside the El Taurino restaurant in Hoover St. near Koreatown, Los Angeles.

A Korean woman, surname “Lee” explained what happened “This afternoon, I was verbally and almost physically assaulted by a stranger due to the color of my skin. While I was waiting in line to order food, the person next to me handed me their card and said let’s have lunch together. I declined and said, ‘I’m sorry, I’m married.’”

The antagonist, who identified himself as Fredrick Douglas Smith then snatched his card back from Lee’s hand and started screaming obscenities at her. At one point, she looked at the other men waiting in line behind Smith and asked “Can you help me?”

Smith interrupted her pleas for help and said “Go back to Asia! You fu**ing bi*ch! You motherfu*ker.”

In the two minute clip of the incident, Smith at one point gave his full name and social security number and date of birth to Lee while walking towards her.

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Repost via @mama_dolee One of our Asian sisters was verbally harassed near K-Town Los Angeles today inside the El Taurino restaurant on Hoover St. We saw a picture of her. She looks so sweet. She’s probably never been in a fight her whole life and now she has to deal with as*holes like this? “This afternoon, I was verbally and almost physically assaulted by a stranger due to the color of my skin. While I was waiting in line to order food, the person next to me handed me their card and said let's have lunch together. I declined and said, "I'm sorry, I'm married." He then snatched his card back and screamed the most HATEFUL racial slurs and DEGRADING words in the English dictionary towards me. I am appalled that someone would tell me to "Go back to Asia" after being born and raised in the US. What was more disappointing is that LAPD said there's NOTHING they can do to address the situation. This is 2020 and we are ALL fighting for EQUAL rights. I will never forget the words that this man uttered. Please share this video so we can raise awareness that treating everyone with love and kindness is more important now than ever before. I hope and pray that someone can recognize this man so he can get the help that he desperately needs before another person is attacked.” #racism #ktown #asian4asians #justice4asians #asianlivesmatter #korean #hypocrisy #obamatard

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“Nobody ain’t gonna help you. Police can’t do sh*t to you in front of me. Not a god damn thing!” Smith confidently stated to the now distressed Lee. He almost sounded arrogant because he is African-American and he is beyond authority.

“I’m a contributor to the Obama administration! You fu**ing Asian cu*t! Get the fu*k out of here, you bi*ch!”

By now Lee is breaking down in tears from the verbal abuse. Two other men waiting in line behind Smith and later joined by two other restaurant employees intervened and escorted him out of the restaurant. As Smith was led away, he screamed “Black Lives Matter!” to Lee.

“I will never forget the words that this man uttered. Please share this video so we can raise awareness that treating everyone with love and kindness is more important now than ever before. I hope and pray that someone can recognize this man so he can get the help that he desperately needs before another person is attacked,” Lee stated on her Facebook page.

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