REPORT THE FACTS
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REPORT THE FACTS

    1. Petition by

      Randy Gener's Friends

A recent report by WABC on journalist Randy Gener’s assault states:

The gay journalist beaten in Midtown had kicked a woman in the chest after she bumped into him on the street, escalating into an incident that landed him in the hospital with a cracked skull, according to a criminal complaint released Thursday. (WABC, January 27, 2014)

As a respected journalist and activist, Randy Gener has been a pacifist and fighter for justice his entire life, and has never demonstrated any violence whatsoever. 

We would like to request that the media stop reporting the accounts by the assailant and woman included in the criminal complaint as fact. The criminal complaint only includes one side of the story.  

Due to the severity of his injuries, Randy isn’t able to defend himself against their accusations.

Moreover, the WABC report contains an egregious factual error:

"Gener was arraigned Wednesday nght on misdemeanor assault charges and released on his own recognizance." (WABC, January 27, 2014)

It was Leighton Jennings, the assailant, and not Gener who was arraigned and released. If not rectified, an error of this magnitude could affect Randy's international standing as a journalist. 

We are determined to defend Randy’s impeccable reputation as the case is being investigated by the NYPD. We are committed to the truth, and request that the media reports on the facts. We demand a retraction from WABC and other media that provided incorrect information. May the truth prevail.

 

Randy's Recovery Fund: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/for-randy-gener/130589

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    • Randy Gener NEW YORK, NY
      • 3 days ago

      This petition states the fact that the U.S. media falsely reported what happened to me this past January. No journalist ever interviewed me or requested an interview. The New York court did not arraign me; I was not charged with anything. I spent 2014 entirely in 4 New York hospitals. Meanwhile, Leighton Jennings, the assailant, was arraigned but ultimately released because the New York police could not prove that his attack was a hate crime. This petition is important, because Jennings' violence against me was a brutal hate crime. It was a hate crime. IT WAS A HATE CRIME.

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    • Cynthia McTyre SOUTH HILL, VA
      • 4 months ago

      Lies need to be retracted. The media needs to act responsibly and report only the truth.

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    • Vincent Virga WASHINGTON, DC
      • 6 months ago

      These horror stories will never stop unless we do all we can to find a way to end them, such as forming a band or brother & sisters that MUST be heard.

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    • Sven Miller CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 7 months ago

      It is a scandal that biased media outlets or the reporting journalists do not check facts before reporting on incidents like the one involving Randy Gener.

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    • Domnica Radulescu LEXINGTON, VA
      • 7 months ago

      I have an old fashioned belief in the importance of truth and in telling the truth particularly when it's about reporting facts

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