Scottie Beam, a rising social media personality formerly with the Hot 97 team, went to Twitter last week with harrowing news of an assault she claims to have suffered. Beam says that while attending last week’s PeterPalooza event at a venue in New York, a guard brutally beat, kicked and shoved her for not following directions on where to move.
Beam shared details of the incident at the Knockdown Center performance and arts venue in Queens, which took place last Thursday (July 27). She says that a male security punched and kicked her and that other guards just looked on as the attack went on.
“Yesterday, I was punched, kicked & pushed by a security guard at @knockdowncenter for simply not moving exactly where he wanted me to move,” Beam tweeted Friday morning (July 28).
She went on to explain that she didn’t try to confront the guard and that she was simply trying to call someone on her phone. Further, Beam says eyewitnesses to the assault told her that the guards laughed about the incident after it was over. Through some research of her own, Beam discovered the name of the security company that the venue employed for the event but was stonewalled by the lack of information Knockdown Center had on the Gorilla Force security team.
Adding to Beam’s frustrations, the venue neglected to know the actual name of the guard in question and the paper trail ended as the security team was paid in cash. Beam and her supporters have been relentless in a pursuit for answers and justice, with many retweeting their support. Beam thanked her fans via an Instagram post after a hospital visit, stating that she was in better health.
The thread of the incident can be found below along with the IG post.