A Texas woman who allegedly screamed “I hate you f*cking Indians” at four South Asian women is facing a lawsuit for assault, battery and intentional infliction of emotional distress reports the Dallas Observer.
All four women are Indian American.
“Life has not been the same since the incident, to put it lightly,” Bidisha Rudra told the Observer Wednesday about the incident outside a restaurant in Plano, TX. “There’s a lot of trauma, emotional distress and a feeling of insecurity that keeps haunting me all the time. The assailant’s words keep ringing in my ears when I go to sleep.”
According to the complaint cited by Law.com, Emeralda Upton yelled “We don’t want you here,” and “You curry a** b****es.”
Attorney Veronica S. Moye filed the lawsuit on behalf of Rudra.
WFAA reported Upton has admitted to hitting the women and the viral video shows that. The suit alleges that Upton threatened to shoot Rudra or one of her friends, telling them “I swear to God I’ll f*ing shoot your ass.”
“It was deeply offensive to all for Upton to suggest the United States is not their country and they had no right to be here,” the suit says. “Moreover, Dr. Rudra and her friends feared serious bodily injury or even being shot to death, as Upton had threatened. This fear continued after Upton had left the scene, since each of the women then had to drive home alone, with no protection, even though Upton had been allowed to depart the scene. Dr. Rudra’s fear of another attack from Upton, or others, in fact continues to this day.”
Police arrested Upton on misdemeanor charges of assault (bodily injury) and terroristic threats.
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