SDCC 2014: Cosplayers (Adrienne Curry, Alice Marie, Amanda Orion) experience harassment, groping, and lewd behavior

Watch Adrianne Curry describe the incident, where her friend and fellow cosplayer was groped. No one intervened, and they watched on as Curry retaliated against the groper. Read the story below from the woman/cosplayer who was groped.

Her friend, Alicia Marie, describes how the man pulled down her bottoms and exposed her. She also describes an incident from the day before, including shoving his camera between her friend/fellow-cosplayer’s legs to get an upskirt shot:

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Tampa Comic Con: “You just kind of get used to [the harassment]”.

Cross-Posted from the Tampa Bay Ledger, Originally Posted on August 3, 2014.

 

After waiting in line several hours Friday to attend the event, Nash Thompson and her fiance, Anthony Spear, of Anna Maria, grabbed beers at a nearby tiki hut.

“At least six guys tried to take pictures of just her butt,” Spear, 25, said.

Once inside, they walked through the main expo on the second floor. As she passed one booth, Thompson, 22, said a man reached out and slapped a sticker on her breast that read: “I have been touched by the Almighty One … And it was good.”

“We’ve been doing these conventions long enough,” Spear said.

He paused.

“So, you know, you just kind of get used to it.”

Tampa Bay Comic Con did not have an anti-harassment policy at the 2014 convention.