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26 August 2017

white woman bashes racist white woman in Florida

Colleen Dagg (left) was filmed bashing Summer Cortts (right) in the lobby of a Florida hotel. Picture: Supplied

WARNING: Graphic language.

A WOMAN filmed repeatedly punching another woman who allegedly made a racist comment in the lobby of a Florida hotel has broken her silence.

Colleen Dagg, 23, was caught on camera standing over 39-year-old Summer Cortts and pulling her head back after Ms Cortts allegedly made disparaging remarks about Haitians.

“You put your f***ing hands on me, you say some racist-a** s**t!” Ms Dagg yelled, before three men pull the women — both white — apart.

Ms Dagg said Tuesday’s confrontation at the Coral Springs La Quinta hotel began when she heard Ms Cortts make a racist comment.

“I heard something she said and walked out of the building and thought about it for a second and walked back inside to the counter calmly and asked her if I heard her correctly, just like I’m talking to you, no attitude. She said ‘don’t worry about it, I’m not black,’” Ms Dagg told NBC Miami said.

“[She said] ‘you guys need to do something about all these wet floors over here, you know how these Haitian people are.’ To me she was inferring that Haitian people are more likely to sue somebody than another race.”

Ms Dagg said she defended herself when Ms Cortts put her hands “around my neck”.

“The lady got in my face numerous times and tried to get me to follow her outside, so when I felt trapped where I couldn’t do nothing else I sat in the chair and got myself ready to defend myself cause I could see the look in her eyes. I’m not stupid, I know when someone is mad enough to put their hands on me,” she said.

“It’s my job as a white person to correct that in another white person.”

Coral Springs Police officials said Ms Dagg was acting in self-defence and chose not to press charges against Ms Cortts.

Police said Ms Cortts was given a notice for disorderly conduct, inciting an affray and was barred from the hotel.

Originally published as Woman who beat up ‘racist’ goes viral

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