Chrissy Lee Polis Update: Teonna Monae Brown Gets Prison Time for Beating of Transgender Woman
|Teonna Monae Brown|
Brown shed some tears of her own in court, apologizing to 22-year-old Chrissy Lee Polis, who was pulled from a bathroom, dragged by her hair, and severely beaten while McDonald's employees stood by -- one of whom videoed the incident.
"I'm sorry. My mother did not raise me like this. I would really like to apologize to the victim, Miss Chrissy Polis," Brown said in court.
Video of the attack went viral, and people across the nation signed onto a petition with San Francisco-based Change.org, demanding McDonald's fire the employees who did not help Polis, but instead egged on the attackers.
Polis did not appear in court when Brown was sentenced, but instead issued the following letter:
I felt like I was going to die that day. I continue to suffer seizures, bouts of crying, mental anguish and anxiety. I fear being alone. I have flashbacks about the attacks. I do not forgive them for what they did to me.
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