On Monday, September 8, Love & Hip Hop star Tahiry Jose was attacked at New York Fashion Week by a man involved with the show she was working. This evening Tahiry took to Instagram to make a public statement.
Thank you ALL for your well wishes. I am both appreciative and grateful to have you on my team and call you #teamtahiry! I am sincerely touched by your outpouring of love. As you may or may not know, on Monday, Sept. 8, I was attacked, assaulted and violated, while in the workplace, by a man. I was beaten because I am woman with a voice and refuse to be disrespected. It is more proof that the violence against women is real and needs to be addressed publicly. The shaming and disrespecting of women/victims of violent abuses must stop. Violence against women must stop; a women’s voice and refusal to be disrespected is not grounds for physical abuse. #iamwoman #myvoicematters More to the point, I am home, healing and surrounded by love. Rest assured, I will continue all my efforts and endeavors with the same faith, determination, passion and spirit I have always possesed. Again, thank you! You are ALL heroes of mine! Love, Tahiry
We love that Tahiry has used her assault as a platform for violence against women and applaud her bravery. Wishing her a speedy recovery and all the best. Leave your well wishes for Tahiry in the comments.