“Survivors: Fiji” Michelle Yi
A shipwrecked man from Survivor: Fiji was rushed to hospital Thursday, October 14th after being assaulted that morning in Santa Monica, California. Piper Michelle Yi (her middle name Michelle on the show) was attacked with a deadly weapon, according to a Santa Monica police representative who Heavy spoke to.
Inside Pulses TV editor Murtz Jaffer previously reported on Twitter that Yi was the victim of an anti-Asian hate crime, but the SMPD agent told us there was “no evidence” that this was the case. Here’s what you need to know.
Jaffer reports that Yi was attacked with a knife and a baton
Some unfortunate breaking news. My friend @pipermichelle from #survivor #survivorfiji was attacked Thursday morning in Santa Monica. The attack appears to be an anti-Asian hate crime and she was taken to hospital after being stabbed and beaten with a metal pipe.
– Murtz Jaffer (@murtzjaffer) October 17, 2021
On a Twitter thread, Jaffer, who is also the former host of Canada’s Reality Obsessed, reported that Yi was attacked on the morning of Thursday, October 14, which SMPD representative Heavy confirmed, and told us that briefly Before 6:00 am local time, I received a 9-1-1 call regarding an “immobile woman”.
“Some unfortunate breaking news. My friend @pipermichelle from #survivor #survivorfiji was attacked Thursday morning in Santa Monica. … She was taken to hospital after being stabbed and beaten with a metal pipe, “Jaffer wrote, adding in a subsequent tweet:” She was released from hospital with stitches on the right side of her face after being attacked with a pipe and is recovering at home. “
The post included photos of Yi with stitches in her eyebrow and one blackened eye.
Peih-Gee Law, the “Survivor” scholar, texted Jaffer and posted the text on her own Twitter account, adding that an elderly Asian man who was walking his dog was also attacked. According to Law’s tweets, the attacker was a Caucasian woman who was arrested.
The Santa Monica PD representative said when officers arrived they found a Caucasian woman they later found homeless with a pipe. She had beaten at least three people and was taken into custody. The representative said the woman may be mentally ill and out of medication. Her family was contacted and she was charged with assault and assault with a lethal weapon.
Survivor players and fans send their love and support to Yi
Yi is now 37 and works as a trainer who, according to her Instagram trainer, trains in the Cut + Flow Studio. She was a popular contestant on “Survivor,” season 14, but fell victim to a twist that brought players together but were then forced to compete in two separate groups in the next immunity challenge. She and her former tribal mate Mookie Lee were outnumbered 3-2 and the three voted her out at the next tribal council after losing that immunity challenge.
Many “survivor” fans and players support Yi and offer words of encouragement and support.
Law wrote on Twitter: “Anti-Asian hate crimes against Asian survivor Michelle Yi in Santa Monica. I am absolutely horrified. I’m so sorry this happened to you. “
The two-time shipwrecked Jessica “Sugar” Kiper wrote: “What the F *** ?! I hate this world right now. “
“Terrible. Send all the best [to] Michelle, ”wrote the shipwrecked Rick Devens of“ Edge of Extinction ”.
Survivor: One World winner Mike Holloway added, “Horrified and disgusted. Send healing vibrations and prayers. “
Season 14 colleague Anthony Robinson wrote on Twitter, “Thanks for sharing the details … it hurts this happening to her … yes … she’s a tough woman inside and out, but she doesn’t deserve to have to be … I hope she is fine). “
There’s a whole thread of support for Yi on Reddit. One fan wrote, “It really broke my heart before I even read the reason. Like a person in general, Michelle seemed like the cutest person to ever play ‘Survivor’ … Praying for Michelle. “
Another fan wrote, “This is terrible and I wish her all the best in her recovery. It looks like she’s getting back on her feet physically, but I have to imagine that after a … crime, the psychological trauma would be very difficult. I hope she has a strong support system around her that will help her get through this. “
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