Hollywood Roosevelt Gay Bashing Attack Reported: Four Said to Have Been Injured by Gangsters
One of the reported victims.
The website WeHo Confidential says that as many as four people were injured in a gay bashing attack at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel this month.
The victims were returning to rooms at the hotel about 2 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 19 (following a Saturday night outing) when they were attacked by a group of 10 people said to be gang members, the site says. The group called the five "faggots," Confidential reports.
The beat down reportedly started ...
... when the suspects attacked one of the five, then another, who was a woman, then another, when he apparently stepped into defend the victims.
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One of the victims, ID'd only as "Aaron," was said to have been kicked in the head even as he was knocked out and unconscious.
In all four people are said to have been injured -- one so bad that he "awoke in a pool of blood with LAPD and paramedics standing over him," according to the site. Two sought medical attention, and cuts and gashes were reported.
The group of victims included a total of five people, according to the website: The report says the five checked out and requested refunds but were denied.
The perpetrators are said to have been visiting from Oakland.
We tried but could not reach anyone from the LAPD or the hotel for comment. (The Roosevelt's corporate publicists were out for the holidays, a rep told us).
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