Grace Freud, one of the funniest and most talented comedians and writers on Twitter and a beloved figure in trans circles in Los Angeles and New York, reports she was physically assaulted by a man who turned out to be actor and writer/director Eamon O’Rourke.
Freud, who is a writer on Rick and Morty and The Eric Andre Show, as well as a host of several other comedy shows like Girl God, was out in New York City on Wednesday night when she was assaulted. According to Freud’s Twitter, she was at Clara’s, a popular bar and restaurant in Brooklyn, when she stood up to an “entitled, arrogant man and he didn’t like it.” He then reportedly proceeded to “sucker punch” her in the head twice while several witnesses were seeing the incident unfold.
“As a survivor of assault, believe me when I say this is the hardest I’ve ever been hit in the head, that really means something,” she wrote on social media. Freud reported that her head hurt and she thought her jaw might be damaged following the attack. She also reported that his friends insulted her and tried invalidating her identity following the attack.
Ironically, O’Rourke is the writer/director of a recent movie titled Asking For It, which tells the story of a group of women seeking revenge on men who have abused and assaulted them. The movie stars controversial actor Ezra Miller, who was recently arrested again for a violent crime against a woman for the second time in four weeks.
Still, Freud is keeping some of her signature biting sense of humor about the whole thing.
“Ok tho, tbh, getting assaulted by a director currently promoting a movie starring Ezra Miller about violence against women gotta be one of the funniest things that ever happened to me,” she tweeted.
Freud tweeted that she will not be going to the police about the matter. Out has reached out to her for comment, but did not hear back at the time of publishing.