The female student seen being attacked by a trans-identified male at a Brazilian University has come forward to Reduxx and provide disturbing new details on the incident.
On December 14, footage taken at the University of Brasília (UNB) began to circulate on social media, quickly racking up viral attention. The camera-phone video clips showed a large, bearded male wearing a dress loudly screaming in the face of a female student, who appeared to be trying to get away from him.
Reduxx confirmed the identity of the trans-identified male as a student named Brigitte Lúcia. Lúcia, who appears to identify as a homosexual man in addition to as a transgender woman, had previously attempted to run for a position in the university’s student council.
Upon entering the washroom and seeing Lúcia, Laura says she became anxious. She explained that there had been several recent incidents of sexual harassment and rape on the campus, and that males had also been entering the women’s restrooms to film the women using the toilets.
“This caused me a lot of panic,” Laura says, “So I asked what he was doing there, because I realized he was male. He has a beard, he’s tall, he has a male voice. He didn’t look like a transgender woman.”
Laura has been a student at UNB for 3 years, but says this was the first time she had ever interacted with Lúcia. Laura explains that she had been unaware of a university policy which allowed males who simply identified as “women” to enter the women’s washrooms, even where they were not gender-neutral.
Laura says Lúcia pursued her all the way to the university administrator’s office, before he pushed her into a glass wall. She says her head and arm hit the wall, and she began to feel dizzy. A university employee ultimately pulled her away from Lúcia.