The two women who were briefly arrested in August after assaulting a pro-Trump activist outside of a popular Mexican restaurant in West Hollywood have been charged with assault and battery.
According to Los Angeles Court documents, Kelsey Rae Salem and Jacqueline Raye Johnson were charged and are set to be arraigned in court on Wednesday, where they will formally hear the charges against them. The assault victim was Alaskan artist and pro-Trump activist Tim Treadstone, better known by stage name Baked Alaska, who was rallying in support of Trump in a city from which the Republican presidential nominee is officially “banned.”
Pro-Trump lawyer Mike Cernovich, who is advising Treadstone on his legal rights, told Breitbart News, “Under California law, they could charge it as a felony or a misdemeanor. I suspect it will be charged as a misdemeanor,” Cernovich said. “Legally, they’ll get off relatively easy and likely do community service.”
Treadstone told Breitbart News that he had “claw marks” on his neck after one of the women assaulted him. “This blond girl grabbed my iPhone and threw it as hard as she could to the pavement. And before I could pick it up, the brunette who was throwing the food at people punched me in the head. My glasses and my hat flew off,” he said.
Earlier, at the rally, anti-Trump passersby threw a can of Monster energy drink, eggs, and dog feces at pro-Trump demonstrators. The can of Monster hit one man on the back.
Meanwhile, at the Mexican restaurant, a number of patrons started throwing food at the Trump supporters. “I’ve never seen anything like it,” Cernovich, who was also present at the rally, told Breitbart News at the time. “They were throwing nachos and guacamole at us.”
At the time, Treadstone had stated, “Justice needs to be served. And we are going to make sure it is with the current laws in place so we ensure this doesn’t happen to other people.”
Speaking with Breitbart News this week, Cernovich added, “What these women did was irresponsible and stupid and they should do some sort of community service and write an apology letter to Tim. But they don’t deserve jail time.” He also noted that “there has been a lot of violence against Trump supporters. This is one of the many including the latest attack on the GOP office” in North Carolina, which was firebombed earlier this week.
Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence called the firebombing an act of “political terror.”
A newly-released video by James O’Keefe of Project Veritas shows that Democrats used a method known as “bird-dogging,” involving trained provocateurs, to instigate violence at Republican events nationwide throughout the 2016 election cycle, including at several Trump rallies.
“Hillary should call for this to stop,” Cernovich said.
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