Jealous boyfriend allegedly punched lesbian woman in the face

By Eric W. Dolan
Sunday, July 1, 2012 11:42 EDT
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A lesbian woman was allegedly assaulted by a man at a bar for talking to his girlfriend last weekend. The woman says she is the victim of a hate crime.

Jaqi Lloyd of Memphis, Tennessee said her nose was broken in two places by the man, Brandon Hooper, who allegedly shouted obscenities and told her “that’s what you get, you lesbian.”

She was at the Celtic Crossing bar when she ran into a girl she went to high school with. Hooper apparently was upset the two women were talking together. Lloyd said the conversation was casual.

“For you to say [censored] and lesbian and [censored] you and that’s what you deserve, to me that’s a hate crime,” Lloyd told News Channel 3.

Hooper has been charged with aggravated assault. In a statement posted on Facebook, he denied attacking Lloyd and said he never would hit a girl.

“I just want to stick up for my gay community because I believe we should be allowed to live normal lives just like everybody else, and living in Midtown in a gay friendly community it’s so unfair to get punched in the face or punched in the nose,” said Lloyd.

Watch video, courtesy of News Channel 3, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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