Adrianne Curry beats up guy for sexual harassment at San Diego Comic-Con

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Sexual harassment is a serious issue, and when it heads to a nerd haven like San Diego Comic-Con, the issue is amplified 100 times more. The reason is because people expect these conventions to be a fun and happy place, so when something bad happens, it becomes a big deal. America’s Next Top Model winner and nerd Adrianne Curry has been a victim of cosplay sexual harassment. During Comic-Con, she saw her cosplaying friend become a victim (the creeper stuck his finger down her butt crack) and decided take actions into her own hands. Since Curry was cosplaying as Catwoman and had a whip in hand, she chased the guy down and used the whip to attack him.

She reveals the situation in an interview with toofab and talks about how guys should step up if they see females being violated. Fitness model Alicia Marie, who was the victim and cosplaying as Tigra, revealed on WhoSay about the ordeal. She thanked her friends, including Curry, saying that “Adrianne literally took off after dude WITH her Catwoman whip and chased him down, beat his ass. Punched him across the face with the butt of her whip.”

As for those men out there who aren’t doing anything to stop it, Curry had this to say:

“I was disappointed with the lack of reaction from the men,” she adds. “Here are women screaming and defending themselves and all the guys are like ‘Look at that, that chick just got molested, cool, right on.'”

“Step up gentlemen,” Curry continues. “Because chicks are gonna stop portraying cosplay characters if you don’t do something.”

San Diego Comic-Con was recently under the spotlight for not providing more preventive measure to stop these behaviors from happening. Geeks for CONsent created an online petition to have SDCC be fiercer in its anti-harassment policy. It has over 2,600 signatures as of now.

The policy for the Code of Conduct says that “harassing or offensive behavior will not be tolerated.”

It continues with:

“Persons finding themselves in a situation where they feel their safety is at risk or who become aware of an attendee not in compliance with this policy should immediately locate a member of security, or a staff member, so that the matter can be handled in an expeditious manner.”

Do you think San Diego Comic-Con should be policing this more? Some people have commented that cosplayers shouldn’t be wearing revealing clothes if they don’t want to get groped. Here’s a thing, how about people not groping others without consent?

Source: Toofab, Photo: Wenn

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