Woman Caught On Video Attacking Black Teen Snaps At Gayle King In Unhinged Interview
Written by Black Voices on January 8, 2021
Miya Ponsetto, the 22-year-old girl who has already earned herself the moniker “SoHo Karen,” had an extremely tense interview with CBS’s Gayle King, simply hours earlier than her 4:30 p.m. arrest in Los Angeles on Thursday.
Ponsetto was caught on digicam falsely accusing 14-year-old Keyon Harrold Jr. of stealing her telephone within the foyer of New York Metropolis’s Arlo Soho Lodge on Dec. 26. Within the viral video, she seems to assault the teenage boy, operating after and tackling him as he tries to exit the lodge.
Jazz musician Keyon Harrold, the teenager’s father who shot footage of the encounter, has accused Ponsetto of racial profiling. Harrold additionally mentioned that her lacking telephone was left in an Uber and later returned by the motive force.
In her interview with King, which aired Friday, Ponsetto admitted to the “CBS This Morning” host that she ought to have approached the scenario in a different way, “perhaps not yelled at him like that and made him really feel, , perhaps some kind of inferior approach, making him really feel as if I used to be, like, hurting his emotions.”
Ponsetto — who selected to put on a baseball cap emblazoned with the phrase “Daddy” for the interview — added, “I take into account myself to be tremendous candy. I actually by no means, ever meant for it to, like, damage him or his father, both.”
But when King pressed her in regards to the context of her actions, Ponsetto responded, “How is one lady accusing a man a few telephone against the law? The place’s the context in that? What’s the deeper story right here?”
King identified that Ponsetto appeared to assault the teenager and that she is “sufficiently old to know higher.” Ponsetto snapped again, interrupting King, holding up her palm and saying, “All proper, Gayle. Sufficient.”
When video of the interview was posted on Twitter, many customers had been troubled by Ponsetto’s perspective and in awe of King’s composure.
Many additionally had a couple of selection phrases about Ponsetto’s accent.
In keeping with the Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace — which coordinated with the New York Metropolis Police Division to arrest Ponsetto on a fugitive warrant — an try was made to choose her up in a site visitors cease close to her house in Piru, California, on Thursday.
However Ponsetto wouldn’t cease her automobile till she pulled as much as her home, and even then refused to get out of the automobile. She tried to slam a automobile door on one of many deputies and needed to be bodily faraway from her automobile, a Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace spokesperson advised NBC Information.
NBC famous that it was not instantly clear what prices Ponsetto faces. The sheriff’s workplace additionally advised HuffPost that there have been no updates on the costs and that she is going to stay in native custody with out bail whereas awaiting extradition to New York.
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