“Today I was punched in the face by a man who got out of his car and yelled, ‘Trump 2016!’ in Los Angeles, just days after I returned home from London just down the road from my house,” she wrote on Instagram, along with a picture of her bruised eye. “To live in a place where Facebook has given my address to an anonymous third party makes me feel like I am homeless again.”
That’s a little hard to follow — Facebook gave her address to someone? What? But okay, maybe that makes sense, maybe her address was available somewhere on her profile, somehow.
“No, they have not been caught, and the men drove off laughing. A detailed police report has been filed,” she concluded.
So a man (or men) found her address on Facebook, decided that they support Donald Trump so strongly that he or they need to find her, punch her, yell a slogan and then laugh as they drive away.
It’s absolutely unbelievable that such a thing could happen.
When last we checked in with Illma Gore, she was about to sell her illustration of Trump for around $140,000. Barraged by what she described as messages about rape and death, she took the image to England to sell it at a gallery there.
Gore also said that someone from Trump’s legal team threatened to sue her if she sold the painting. That would be a hard lawsuit to win, since Trump is clearly a public figure and her illustration is clearly protected speech. It’s weird that a Trump lawyer would even attempt to fan the flames of the story by contacting her at all.
But hey, stranger things have happened. In fact, stranger things may be unfolding right at this very moment.