Love & Hip Hop New York’s Tahiry Jose posted a lengthy Instagram post on Thursday night and opened up about being attack during New York’s Fashion Week.
“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.”She continued, “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.”
Tahiry was set to walk her first runway show with Toure Designs when she was attacked by the production manager of the Helen Mills event venue. A source tells gossip site, Bossip that during the attack, Carlos Gonzales “struck Tahiry multiple times while attempting to drag her by her hair. It took 7-8 men to pull him off of her.”
Jose was taken to the hospital, but as the reality star confirmed in her IG message, she is healing and doing well.