A Lehigh, Florida, woman named Gina Brashear is defending the horrid video of her yelling racial slurs at Black workers near her property that went viral on Reddit r/PublicFreakout.
The two men she attacked were Will Osley and Melvin Finley of OF Logistics, who were unloading sheet metal from a truck in front of Brashear’s neighbor’s property.
“Me and him are on the back of the truck. We’re still working. We’re still unloading the sheets of metal onto the pallet,” Finley told NBC 2 News. “We start hearing this commotion on the other side of the truck just getting louder and louder and more intense.”
The video was recorded by OF Logistics’s customer, probably because Brashear’s rant was pretty erratic and she wanted some record of what was happening. She tells the videographer that she is NOT her neighbor, because she doesn’t like her.
“You’re on my sh-t list, and I’m warning you, I’m not somebody to have on your sh-t list,” Brashear says. “And if you think I’m gonna have a f–king n—-r tell me he’s not moving off my driveway—”
Brashear’s neighbor tries to interject that this language is unacceptable, but she just gets worse.
“I can use the word ‘n—er’ all goddamn, motherf–king [day],” she yells. The neighbor says this is harassment, but Brashear asserts that she isn’t physically injuring anyone, so it’s not.
“F–k you, f–k you, and f–k you,” says Brashear, flipping them off. “Good, the cops will come and tell them I called y’all n—-rs. What-the-f–k-ever.”
She adds, “When they pass a law that says I can’t say ‘n—-r,’ please bring it to me in writing.”
Aside from being a vile racist, the woman’s supposed problem is that she wants the truck moved. But she also refuses to tell her neighbor when she needs the truck moved throughout almost the entire duration of the video.
Brashear was interviewed by NBC 2 over the phone and was remorseless. She must not have seen how grotesque she was in the video.
“It doesn’t matter if I said it 100 times in 30 seconds,” said Brashear. “There’s nothing illegal about saying it.”
The reporter asks if she thinks it’s okay to use the “derogatory word.”
“Absolutely,” Brashear answers. “Do I have reasons to be racist? Absolutely I do.”
The men attacked by Brashear told reporters they were shocked, saddened, and basically exhausted by the attack.
“I’ve been insulted before. It’s nothing new to me, but this time around it’s a little, I don’t know, it just feels a little different,” said Finley. “I have a 7-year-old son and I dread the day that he would have to go through anything similar to what I have had to go through.”