“He jumped over the VIP wall to charge at my friend.”

Location: Sax Nightclub
Time: Night (7:30pm-12am)

On Sunday February 18 we went out for my friend’s birthday to Sax night club. While we were in the club I sat on a wall behind the VIP section, I was in the middle of a conversation when I felt tapping on my shoulder I turned around and Gervonta said I’m sitting right here so I slid over a little bit and turned around to continue with my conversation. He then says B**ch didn’t the f**k I just tell you I was sitting right here and pushes me off the wall onto my face. When I got up he was arguing with my friend as she yells at him that’s not right you can’t put your hands on females like that are you crazy pushing him he then jumps over the VIP wall charging at my friend. As I grabbed her arm to pull her out the way I was saying no no no it’s okay he came swinging forcefully at myself and my friend the bouncers ran over to diffuse the situation. He was pushing the bouncers out of his way to get back to us. They grabbed us up escorted out of the club once outside we were walking across the street as him and a few other guys with him motioned towards us being defensive one guy raises his shirt flashes a gun on the side of his waist and says I don’t give a f**K about none of that sh** y’all talking I’m from Baltimore. The police came across the street where we were although they did not say anything they stood there watching as everything went down. While his friends held him back from trying to fight on us again I screamed out I would never want to cause any harm to you or wish any hurt on you I love my black people I love my black brothers and I don’t want nothing more than to see you win. He continued to become defensive saying so what f**k you b**ch. Nothing was getting resolved so I had to beg my friends as they cried out telling the police what happened to just come on leave it alone let’s go it’s okay just let it go. As we walked to my car, the car Gervanta was riding in rode past us as we cross the street with his window down he yelled out ahaha that’s why you mad ahaha. We sat in the car crying trying to console each other discussing what happened when a guy that saw the fight came over to the car to apologize to each one of us that we had to go through that.

Submitted 2/21/18 by “HB”

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I was harassed so much, I stopped taking the bus.

Location: 90 & 70 bus lines
Time: Night (7:30pm-12am)

I was harrassed so much on these bus lines particularly on U Street and then on the 70 around Georgia Ave that I stopped riding the bus. I had men expose their penis, fights broke out, women get in my face, young men just generally bother me.

Submitted 2/10/18 by “JB”

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If you experience or have experienced sexual harassment on the DC Metro system: Whether the event is happening at the moment or occurred months ago, we strongly encourage you to report to Metro Transit Police (MTP): www.wmata.com/harassment or 202-962-2121. Reporting helps identify suspects as well as commons trends in harassment. You can program MTP’s number into your phone so you can easily reach them when needed.

If you need assistance in coping with public sexual harassment or assault, please contact the DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC) 24/7 crisis hotline at 202-333-RAPE (202-333-7279).

This must be a horrible neighborhood, but only if you’re black.

Location: Glover Park
Time: Daytime (9:30am-3:30pm) Evening Rush Hour (3:30pm-7:30pm)

I just moved to Glover Park from NE. A short time after moving in my next door neighbor confronted a guest of mine as she left, and later asked me if I sold weed to my guests. She admitted several neighbors were curious, and had been asking questions including why my curtains were closed all day. To that I answered it was creepy they’d check, but that, in fact, my curtains were open until the sun went down, and that you can’t see into my house because of the way the sun shines on it – that is precisely why I keep them open until sun down, sometimes well beyond sun down.

In any case, a few days later 3 different guests told me they had had their license plates pictured by one of my neighbors.

Tonight I had a long time friend, and artist stop by my house to drop off some art work. She just moved from a huge house into a small apartment, and had them in storage. I offered my wall space, and even to sell her art as I hold art exhibition events. When she arrived, as we unloaded the paintings – the neighbor came out and took a picture of her license plate. My friend was livid, and went to knock on her door. She denied having taken the picture, and locked her screen door as if we were going to bust in.

Here’s the deal – I know I’m black. I know they don’t want me here. This is not their choice, and I want them to stop!

My neighbor to the other side puts her trash in my trash bin. Another neighbor told a friend he couldn’t park in front of his house.

This must be a horrible neighborhood, but only if you’re black.

Submitted 2/7/18 by “MC”

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If you need assistance in coping with public sexual harassment or assault, please contact the DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC) 24/7 crisis hotline at 202-333-RAPE (202-333-7279).

Roundup: Harassment on WMATA



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If you experience or have experienced sexual harassment on the DC Metro system: Whether the event is happening at the moment or occurred months ago, we strongly encourage you to report to Metro Transit Police (MTP): www.wmata.com/harassment or 202-962-2121. Reporting helps identify suspects as well as commons trends in harassment. You can program MTP’s number into your phone so you can easily reach them when needed.

If you need assistance in coping with public sexual harassment or assault, please contact the DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC) 24/7 crisis hotline at 202-333-RAPE (202-333-7279).

Bouncer Steps in at Nellie’s.

Location: 9th & U in front of Nellie’s
Time: Late Night (12am-5am)

I was on 9th St NW and stopped in front of Nellie’s to call a car. A man exited Nellie’s and bumped into me, knocking me off my balance. I told him assertively not to touch me and he became angry, he yelled ‘don’t touch me’ back at me and walked a few feet away to his group of friends. I then heard him loudly comment to them that I “looked like a fucking dyke.” I responded that I was queer but it was a slur for him to address me that way. At that moment, a bouncer stepped in and told him that he needed to leave and never come back to Nellie’s. He denied the whole incident and she reiterated that she had witnessed it and that he needed to leave. I thanked her and then left as my car arrived.

I want to specifically shout out the awesome bouncer who did not hesitate to step in and stand up for me against harassment. She didn’t question my account or ask us both to leave, she called out his behavior and told him in no uncertain terms that it was not acceptable in that space. She definitely made me feel safer in a moment when I was upset.

Submitted 7/11/17 by “KS”

Do you have a personal experience with harassment or assault? Share your story to help raise awareness about the pervasiveness and harmful effects of street harassment. All submissions are posted anonymously unless otherwise specified.

If you experience or have experienced sexual harassment on the DC Metro system: Whether the event is happening at the moment or occurred months ago, we strongly encourage you to report to Metro Transit Police (MTP): www.wmata.com/harassment or 202-962-2121. Reporting helps identify suspects as well as commons trends in harassment. You can program MTP’s number into your phone so you can easily reach them when needed.

If you need assistance in coping with public sexual harassment or assault, please contact the DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC) 24/7 crisis hotline at 202-333-RAPE (202-333-7279).

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