A South American flight attendant and her U.S. girlfriend were attacked and left bloodied after a gang of men attacked them on a bus in the U.K.
Melania Geymonat, 28, from Uruguay was riding the bus with her girlfriend Chris after an evening out in West Hampstead, London, in the early hours of Thursday, May 30.
Geymonat, who lives in Bishop’s Stortford in Essex and works for budget airline Ryanair, says they sat at the front of the double-decker bust when a group of men behind them noticed they were a couple and started to demand they kiss while making crude sexual gestures.
“They wanted us to kiss so they could watch us. I tried to defuse the situation as I’m not a confrontational person, telling them to please leave us alone as Chris wasn’t feeling well,” she said.
The men, who were in their 20s or 30s, began throwing things and the couple told them to stop.
“The next thing I remember was Chris in the middle of them and they were beating her,” Melania said. “I didn’t think about it and went in. I was pulling her back and trying to defend her so they started beating me up.
“I don’t even know if I was knocked unconscious.
“I felt blood, I was bleeding all over my clothes and all over the floor.