After attending Milo Yiannopoulos' Dangerous book launch party last night, Latino pro-Trump activist Jovi Val went to an after party at Mehanata bar in New York City with some friends.
While dancing at a bar, Val’s “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) hat fell on the floor, when bar patron Emma Rodriguez allegedly stomped on Val’s hat.
Val told The Rebel that after he asked her to stop and “gently” placed his hand on her shoulder to move her away, Rodriguez' boyfriend, Leo Heinert, allegedly attacked Val from behind with a beer bottle.
Heinert and Rodriguez allegedly continued to assault Val as he bled out on the floor of the bar.
Emma Rodriguez and Leonardo Heinert were both arrested and charged with felony assault. None of the charges against Rodriguez and and Leonardo have been proved in court.
Val was arrested and charged with a misdemeanor for assault. However, the charges against him have been dropped.
The Rebel reached out to Nooklyn, a real estate company in NYC that Heinert claimed to work for.
We thank @LauraLoomer for bringing this situation to our attention and are currently working with local law enforcement to learn more.— nooklyn (@nooklyn) July 8, 2017
We have officially terminated Mr. Heinert's salesperson license from Nooklyn. Mr. Heinert is no longer associated with our company.— nooklyn (@nooklyn) July 8, 2017
The Rebel broke the story about Val’s violent assault and interviewed him after he was released from the hospital.
“Unfortunately, my face in its current state represents the two faces of politics today, right and wrong. It’s a shame I can’t even enjoy myself with my friends in my MAGA hat without having to worry about getting attacked by the Left,” said Val.
“I never thought my son was going to have a slashed face,” Val’s mother told The Rebel as she cried.
The current political climate is one in which the left has normalized violence against the right. Just two weeks ago, Val stormed the stage of the New York City Public Theatre’s anti-Trump version of Julius Caesar to raise awareness about attacks against conservatives.
Val does not have health insurance or a lawyer. A supporter created a GoFundMe page with a goal of raising $50,000 for his medical bills and legal fees. However, shortly after the fund raised over $1,000, GoFundMe shut the page down.
Val set up a Pay Pal account where people could donate to his fund, but PayPal is reportedly blocking supporters from donating:
Donations to Val's legal and medical defense fund can now be made via WeSearchr, by clicking here.
The Rebel is following this story closely and will be updating the story with new developments.