A sex worker in San Francisco has been assaulted by two clients in what he believes was a homophobically motivated attack.
Jessie Colter took to Twitter to give warning to other sex workers in the area.
If you’re a sex worker in SF please read this! If I can happen to me, it can happen to anyone! pic.twitter.com/SDJpkn3Zms
— Jessie Colter (@jessiecolterxxx) August 24, 2017
Colter walked away from the attack without harm but warned that ”if it can happen to me, it can happen to anyone.”
He wrote: “So this post is really hard for me to make, but I feel I must be brave.
“Not only for myself but for others like myself. This morning I was assaulted by a client.”
Colter went on to explain that the attack happened in a hotel room.
After following one client into the room, he did not realise straight away that a second man was in the bathroom.
When he turned to look at the second man, the first punched him the head, starting the attack.
“When I looked his way the first guy hit me in the side of the head I fell to the floor.
“He then pinned me to the floor with his knee and shoved my face to the floor.
“The guy in the bathroom came at me to kick me in the face.”
Colter added that he had reported the incident but still felt unnerved by it.
“I managed to fight them both off and escape pretty much unscathed. I’m still shook up.”
He then warned other sex workers in the area of the white supremacist rally that is happening this weekend.
“Please be cautious and do what you must to insure [sic] your safety.
“I’m very lucky it wasn’t any worse than it was. I’m a big guy but that doesn’t mean anything when it comes to these situations.
“You have to be careful,” he added.
In 2014, Colter was threatened with arrest and called queer for wearing red speedos to Kentucky Kingdom water park.