A woman claims a person ‘with a beard and penis’ got into a hot tub naked with her six-year-old daughter at a Los Angeles spa were violent protests erupted this weekend after a transgender woman exposed herself to children.
The woman, who is not identified, said in a YouTube video that the incident happened a year ago, in January 2020, at Wi Spa on Wilshire Boulevard.
She claims she and her six-year-old daugther had gone on the outing to the spa together when a transgender woman sat on the edge of the hot tub where they were soaking.
‘We got into the hot tub, my little six-year-old daughter and I, and we were having a great time, we were in there with other women, when a person, I guess, with a penis and a beard came over with two girlfriends,’ she recounted.
The woman with the penis, she said, then sat down naked.
A woman recounted having an uncomfortable encounter, along with her 6-year-old daughter, with a naked transgender woman at an LA spa more than a year ago. It was the same spa that sparked violent clashes Saturday after a video of a complaint regarding the woman went viral
‘We were just uncomfortable, I was trying to block my daughter from seeing the penis on the person with the five-o-clock shadow who was not trying to look like a woman at all,’ she recalled.
When she spoke to staff about asking the woman to cover up she said they told her she had refused, and there was little else they could do.
‘I’m a registered democrat, I’ve been to gay pride, I have no problem with gay people I have no problem with trans people,’ she said. ‘This is different. This is different. My daughter is six years old, and she was nude, and this person wasn’t making any attempt to look like a woman whatsoever.’
In particular, she said she wanted to speak out regarding her experience, saying the narrative surrounding Saturday’s clashes had gotten it wrong.
Protesters and counter-protester clash at the protest in support of transgender rights gather outside the Wi Spa in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles
Police clashed with protesters at the Wi Spa in Los Angeles after the video went viral
LAPD officers face off with protesters in support of transgender rights who had gathered outside the Wi Spa in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles
‘A lot of what I saw was it being portrayed as a bunch of transphobes having problem with trans people in the locker rooms, and Antifa making themselves out to be the heroes who got rid of the transphobes, but that’s not really what’s going on, because this happened to me.’
The violence had broken out on Saturday outside Wi Spa after viral video showed a customer complaining about a transgender woman who allegedly exposed their penis in front of minors in a women-only steam room.
Hordes of people showed up outside of Wi Spa to support the woman who had complained about the alleged exposure incident, when they were met by Antifa counter-protesters supporting transgender rights.
The protests came after a video was posted to Instagram by an account named Cubana Angel (left) which shows the furious woman complaining to a spa staff member (right) about the alleged exposure
Protesters were seen assaulting an independent journalist who was hit in the head with what appears to be a pipe, video posted to Twitter shows. It was not immediately clear if the protesters were in support of or against transgender rights.
The protests came after a video was posted to an Instagram account with the username Cubana Angel which shows the furious woman complaining to a spa staff member about the alleged exposure.
‘So, it’s OK for a man to go into the women’s section, show his penis around the other women, young little girls, underage, in your spa? Wi Spa condones that, is that what you’re saying?’ the woman asks.
The staff member’s response remains unclear as it is difficult to hear their response behind the Plexiglas at the counter. However, Fox News reported that the clerk appeared to say that the transgender customer was protected by California law.
Protesters in support of transgender rights gather outside the Wi Spa in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles in support of the business after a viral video complained that they allowed a transgender woman in the spa
A bloodied counter-protester taunts the crowd as he stands behind a line of police after being injured in a clash with protesters
In the video, other customers can be heard trying to intervene and defend the transgender customer.
‘Are you talking about a transgender person?’ one man asks.
‘There is no such thing as transgender,’ the woman replies. ‘He has a d**k.’
‘You’re being a d**k,’ the man replies.
The video sparked a protest against transgender people using the spa steam room, which was met by a counter-project by Antifa activists.
Melees broke out between the two groups, and they brawled in the streets before Los Angeles police in riot gear stepped in.
A counter protester holds a sign saying ‘Shame on Wi Spa’ at the protest in support of transgender rights near the Wi Spa in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles
Counter-protesters preach about Jesus to protesters gathered in support of transgender rights
Anti-transgender protesters chanted ‘save our children,’ while wearing shirts that read ‘f**k pedowood.’
The protesters also appeared to conflate being transgender with pedophilia, with signs and chants that said: ‘pedophile is not a sexual orientation.’
In other footage, ‘leftist counter protesters’ were seen scuffling with police who had formed a line between the two groups, reporter Sam Braslow noted.
Police later declared the demonstrations as an unlawful assembly and pushed counter protesters back behind a garbage fire. One officer allegedly fired a less lethal round at a counter protester, Braslow reported.
The video sparked a protest against transgender people using the spa steam room, which was met by a counter-protest by Antifa activists
Some of the protesters wore paramilitary gear including flak vests while carrying weapons, the videos show.
Rows of police cruisers and SUVs could be seen parked on the street.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department told Fox News on Saturday that ‘no arrests had been made but at least five crimes had been reported against five separate victims.’
‘Three of them were victims of assault and battery, and the other two were assault with deadly weapon,’ he said.
Tense protests erupted Saturday outside a California spa where a transgender woman allegedly exposed herself to children
Wi Spa said in a statement that California’s anti-discrimination law protects transgender people but said it would not tolerate ‘lewd conduct’ by customers.
‘As a spa located in Los Angeles, Wi Spa complies with California law prohibiting discrimination by a business, including the Civil Code provision set forth above,’ the statement reads.
‘Like many other metropolitan areas, Los Angeles contains a transgender population, some of whom enjoy visiting a spa. Wi Spa strives to meet the needs and safety of all of its customers, and does not tolerate harassment or lewd conduct by any customer, regardless of their sex, gender, or other characteristic.’