These men were seen laughing at or mocking the attack

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Video: Attacker filmed trans women being robbed, beaten

Police are now investigating.

Aug 19, 2020, 1:37 pm*

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Samira Sadeque

In videos that surfaced on social media Monday, a group of men is seen beating, robbing, laughing at, and mocking three transgender women on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles.

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Eden The Doll, a transgender influencer, shared a series of videos of the incident to her Instagram Story—and then saved them in her highlights.

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Eden The Doll said she retrieved the videos from the Instagram Story of one of the men, @stevofilmz, who appeared to attack her and the boast about it on social media. His account was set to "private" when the Daily Dot searched for it on Tuesday. He has more than 23,000 followers on Instagram.

Eden The Doll, along with Joslyn Flawless and Jaslene Whiterose, who are also transgender influencers, were subject to a series of attacks, according to the videos. In one, a man is seen threatening Flawless with a crowbar. In another, a different man is seen “bashing” Whiterose’s head.

In the posts, Eden The Doll said it all started when one man tried to rob her of her phone and stream it on his Instagram live. (It's unclear if this person is @stevofilmz.)

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When the women tried to get the phone back, his friends threw rocks at them, she wrote in the story. In the video, the man is seen chasing after the women in the middle of the street as cars pass. He is then seen hitting one of the women, leading her to fall to the ground.

“They flat out stole her bag and recorded themselves doing it,” Eden The Doll wrote in her story.

Then a video shows a man trying to “sell” Eden The Doll's own phone back to her. “I gave him all my cash and everything,” she said.  

In another video that was also recorded by the group of men and can be viewed on musician Zhavia Ward’s Instagram, Eden The Doll is talking to the man who was trying to sell her the phone back. The camera moves around, showing about five to six people.

The man, seen chasing the women, returns to grab something from the women and then bolts.

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“Worst possible thing happened,” Eden The Doll wrote in the caption, adding that the guy “bashed open” her friend Whiterose’s head.

“She completely passed out on me,” Eden The Doll wrote. 

As the man runs away, about three to four of the men he is with are heard screaming enthusiastically and laughing. “Damn, damn… What the fuck,” they can be heard saying.

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At one point, Eden The Doll is heard saying, “Yes we’ll call the police.” 

“Yes let’s call 911!” someone else says. 

“Oh my god. Call the police,” one person says, mocking them. 

In another video, one of the women is seen wailing on the ground, lying on Eden The Doll’s lap. 

The person behind the camera mocks her crying, while passersby are laughing. 

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One of the men wrote in text across a video: “He mad she was a man lmao.”

“He held a crow bar to my face and threatened to kill me unless I stripped my shoes off and gave him my jewelry and all my processions,” Flawless wrote in the caption when she reshared it. “He said if i was trans he would kill me. He then forced me to hold his hand while he looks for my friends to kill them for being trans. Meanwhile men and WOMEN screaming that I’m a man and telling him to beat me.”

The man is seen kicking away one of Flawless' shoes after she takes them off and then follows her holding her hand. The man closes in on her with a crowbar before the video ends. 

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The LAPD has confirmed a police report has been filed for robbery, but the suspects are still at large, according to Insider.


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*First Published: Aug 18, 2020, 10:12 pm