Breitbart News Senior Editor-at-Large, Ben Shapiro, has filed a report, accusing transgender reporter Zoey Tur of battery–after Tur threatened to “curb stomp” Shapiro, and “send [him] home in an ambulance.”
The incident arose on Friday, when Tur and Shapiro both appeared on the HLN show, “Dr. Drew,” as part of a panel discussion.
Tur is a reporter with Inside Edition, but is most famous for–as a man named Bob Tur–being the first helicopter reporter to cover O.J. Simpson’s famous slow-speed Ford Bronco car chase in 1994.
When the panel discussion turned to Caitlyn Jenner’s receipt of ESPN’s Arthur Ashe Courage Award, things quickly got contentious.
Shapiro argued that, by referring to transgender people by their preferred gender instead of their actual biological sense (which remains unchanged, no matter how much surgery they may have), is “mainstreaming delusion.”
“How [Jenner] feels on the inside is irrelevant to the question of his biological self,” Shapiro said.
Tur quickly attacked Shapiro over his lack of knowledge about genetics, while Shapiro countered that Tur was still genetically male.
The conversation got progressively heated–but when Shapiro called Tur “sir,” Tur finally snapped:
“You cut that out now,” she yelled at Shapiro, “or you’ll go home in an ambulance.”
Things continued to remain tense, even after the show ended. Shapiro claimed that Tur continued to threaten him.
“I’ll see you in the parking lot,” Tur said, according to Shapiro. The threat was so serious that CNN security even had Shapiro escorted to his car–after first ensuring Tur had left the studio.
Tur continued to attack Shapiro on Twitter, claiming that she would like to “curb stomp” the conservative journalist.
Shapiro filed the police report on Sunday with the Los Angeles County Police Department.
When asked in an interview on Tuesday, Tur was asked whether she had intended to threaten Shapiro.
“No. Well, maybe I was. Yeah, probably,” Tur replied. “I had had enough… He’s a wimp.” She proceeded to make a string of anti-Semitic insults at Shapiro.
Shapiro, for his part, plans to pursue any charges regarding Tur’s criminal threats.
“Just because the left has designated someone a member of the victim class does not mean that that person gets to infringe the rights of others,” Shapiro said. “Until the left learns that, their aggression will not stop.”