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Laverne Cox is speaking out after a transphobic attack left her and her friend "in shock" and "super triggered." On Sunday, the actress detailed the harrowing incident in a 10-minute Instagram video, explaining that she and her friend were returning home from a socially distanced walk in Griffith Park in LA when they were approached by a man who "very aggressively" asked for the time.
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"The friend that I'm with looks at his watch and tells him the time, and then the guy who asked for the time says to my friend: 'Guy or girl?'" Laverne recounted. "My friend says, 'F*ck off.'" According to Laverne, the man then started attacking her friend and hitting them. "I look back and I'm like 'What is happening?' The guy is like hitting my friend,