Police in Madrid have released a woman who reportedly first insulted an actor as a “black piece of sh*t” before slamming him in the face with a beer bottle, reports El Pais.
According to the report, the woman who was not identified other than being from El Salvador, reportedly became upset when African actor Marius Makon — who goes by the stage name of Elton Prince — walked up to the counter to order coffee, only to have the woman confront him and say, “I don’t want black people in this place or in front of me.”
Writing on Facebook, Makon described what happened next.
“No Miss, I will only be here for a moment and then I’m leaving. I don’t have any interest in staying near you for long,” he claims he told the woman.
“I don’t care, you black piece of sh*t, get out of here,” she reportedly replied, at which point he claims he told her, “Calm down Miss, I insist, we are in a public place and I don’t understand your anger.”
According to Makon, she insulted him with, “Black piece of sh*t, I’m white. I can kill you and nothing will happen,” before grabbing a beer bottle from the bartop and slamming it into his head multiple times, drawing blood.
The reports states Makon required medical attention for the beating, after he was helped by people in the bar while owners called the police. The woman was detained briefly before being released after she gave a statement to the police.
Friends of Makon posted pictures (seen below) of the actor with blood flowing down his face onto his shirt following the incident, which is now being investigated as a hate crime.
On Facebook, Makon reflected on the attack, writing, “Now I am in my house and I look through these images . I do not feel any hate towards the woman. I want to say that I am not angry with her and I don’t know why. I am sad that she feels such hate, that she lives with hate. It saddens me that she does not enjoy life, that she doesn’t leave a small space in her heart to love.”
“What’s funny is that before hitting me with the bottle she said to me, ‘I’m white and we are in Spain. I can kill you and nothing will happen to me.’ The truth is nothing has happened to her,” he added. “After being identified she has gone home, while I have gone to mine with seven stitches. Now the problem is in the hands of the law. The law will decide on the sentence.”
You can see some photos of his injuries below, via Twitter:
— Marius Makon (@EltonPrince) March 4, 2018