(AllHipHop News) Reality star Tahiry Jose was brutally beaten and subsequently hospitalized after a fight with a man during New York’s fashion week.
Monday night, rumors began to circulate that the Love and Hip-Hop star had been involved in an altercation. However, by Wednesday there were confirmations.
A man named Carlos Gonzales stands accused of brutally beating Tahiry just before she was to walk the runway at the Toure Designs Fashion Show on Monday. Carlos allegedly accosted Tahiry verbally and then, when she warned him about disrespecting her, he attacked.
He repeatedly struck her several times and then drug her by her hair, according to TheUrbanDaily.com, and that it took about 8 men to pull him off her the celebrity. Tahiry has been released from Lennox Hospital and is recovering at home. Other reports have suggested strongly that Tahiry verbally lashed out at the man and made fun of his sexual orientation and did not actually go to the hospital
Meanwhile, Toure of Toure Designs issued an exclusive statement denouncing the violence and offering some clarity about the overall situation.
“I would like to take the time to clear my company’s name, as this was not a Toure Designs show. We were part of the Angola International Fashion Show event. The incident didn’t take place backstage, it happened in front of the venue.
The Production Manager of the venue Carlos Gonzalez, seemed to already be against this event happening before the altercation took place. I would like to apologize to my fans and celebrity attendees that came to support me for this unfortunate incident. This was something that was totally not in my control. We at Toure Designs do not support or condone violence of any type let alone against women. We wish Tahiry a speedy recovery.”
The show never happened and has been rescheduled.
Carlos Gonzalez has not been charged with a crime at press time.