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04-14-2017, 11:51 AM

Woman groped, pushed onto subway tracks in Greenwich Village


A 22-year-old woman was groped and pushed into the subway tracks in Greenwich Village Friday morning.

An unidentified man approached the woman from behind while she stood on the northbound platform at the 14th St station at around 4:20 a.m., authorities said.

He grabbed the lower front of her body.

She told him to stop, and he shoved her onto the tracks.

Two men rushed to her aid and helped her back onto the platform. No train was approaching at the time.

The woman sustained an injury to her wrist. She was taken to Lenox Health Greenwich Village in stable condition.

The Bobster
04-14-2017, 07:57 PM

Family, friends fear long recovery for actress after subway sex assault
By Danielle Furfaro, Shawn Cohen and Max Jaeger
April 14, 2017 | 4:04pm | Updated


A young stage actress suffered her “worst nightmare” when she was groped and shoved to the tracks at a Greenwich Village subway station early Friday morning, her roommate told The Post.

Bonnie Currie, 22, was on the northbound F/M platform at 14th Street and Sixth Avenue at 4:20 a.m. when the man in his 20s walked up to her and grabbed her crotch, cops said.

She shoved his hand away, and he pushed her onto the tracks. There was no train approaching, but she broke her wrist in the fall.

Currie was recovering in her hospital bed on Friday and told WCBS-TV about the frightening experience.

“Seconds after I had gotten, walked down and gotten off to the F subway platform – and I like hadn’t even stopped moving; I was still walking with forward motion because I was going to the underpass – a dude came up from behind me,” Currie told the network.

“He pushed me as hard as he could push me onto the subway tracks.”

A trio of good Samaritans helped Currie; one woman called 911 and two men lifted her off the tracks to safety. She was taken to Lenox Health Greenwich Village and was moved to another hospital for surgery later on Friday.

“Luckily, there were two people that were there in that hour – in that early hour – which was so lucky, and they pulled me off of the tracks,” Currie told CBS.

But the spill could spell trouble for the victim’s career, according to her mom Bess Brackett, who is a surgeon.

“I deal with this all the time, and you don’t have a crystal ball, but any time you have to have surgery it’s always a challenge,” Brackett told The Post.

Currie is a budding actress who pays the bills waiting tables in Manhattan, according to a friend and co-worker.

“She is super outgoing, very loving,” said Matthew Dirschel. “We bonded because we’re both big musical theater fans and actors.”

Recent Instagram posts show Currie soaking in the sights on rooftop bars and smiling with fellow waiters.

A photo she posted during January’s Women’s March includes the hashtag #pu–ygrabsback — a phrase adopted by people opposing sexual assault. :rolleyes:

The incident is the latest in a trend of escalating violence in the subway system, cop stats show.

Through April 9, there were 95 felony assaults reported in the subway system this year, compared to 85 over the same period last year — a nearly 12 percent jump, according to NYPD data.

This year’s figure represents a 63.8 percent rise over 2015 and an 82.7 percent spike compared to 2014, data shows.

“Random acts unprovoked of violence — they happen, but you never expect them to happen to you or your loved ones,” Brackett said.

The Bobster
04-14-2017, 07:59 PM

Woman sexually assaulted, shoved onto subway tracks
By Danielle Furfaro and Shawn Cohen
April 14, 2017 | 2:10pm | Updated

A creep sexually assaulted a woman and then shoved her onto subway tracks early Friday, cops said.

The 22-year-old woman was waiting on the northbound F/M platform at 14th Street and Sixth Avenue at 4:20 a.m. when the man in his 20s walked up to her and grabbed her crotch.

She shoved his hand away, and he pushed her onto the tracks. The victim broke her left wrist in the fall. There was no train approaching at the time.

Two good Samaritans helped the woman back onto the platform, and emergency personnel took her to Lenox Health Greenwich Village, where she was in stable condition.

The pervert, who was wearing an orange sweatshirt and jeans :mad:, fled and has not been caught.

The incident is the latest in a trend of creeping violence in the subway system, police stats show.

There were 60 felony assaults reported in the subway system in January and February this year — compared to 56 over the same period last year, according to the most recent MTA figures available. There were just 36 for the same period in 2015, and only 29 the year before that.

The Bobster
04-15-2017, 09:06 AM

Actress describes moment creep groped her, pushed her onto subway tracks
By Shawn Cohen and Joe Tacopino
April 15, 2017 | 12:31am


The stage actor who was pushed onto the tracks at an East Village subway station described her nightmare ordeal to The Post Friday night as cops released images of the maniac who allegedly pushed her.

“I told him to f–k off :p and then he pushed me,” Bonnie Currie, 22, told The Post about the suspect, as she was recovering in the hospital.

“I was not aware of his presence at all until his hands were on my body.”

“Me saying ‘f–k off’ and being pushed kind of seemed to happen simultaneously. But he never said a word.”

Currie was waiting on a northbound F/M platform at 14th Street and Sixith Avenue early Friday morning when she was groped and shoved onto the tracks.

Police are seeking this suspect.

“Physically I’m very beat up and sore,” Currie said. “Mentally is harder to explain. I cried hysterically for many hours this morning in the ER.”

The actress broke her wrist and suffered a torn shoulder ligament in the fall.

Cops released a surveillance photos of the suspect last night.

He was described as being about 5 feet 10 inches tall and was last seen wearing a red bomber jacket. :mad:

04-16-2017, 07:03 AM

Man arrested in subway attack on woman in Greenwich Village



Police have made an arrest in Friday's subway attack in Greenwich Village.

24-year-old Kimani Stephenson is facing attempted murder and sex abuse charges.

The victim, Bonnie Currie, was attacked while on the subway platform, then pushed onto the tracks.

Currie spoke exclusively with Eyewitness News about the incident at the 14th Street station.

The Bobster
04-16-2017, 08:51 AM

Man accused of groping actress in subway station arrested
By Shawn Cohen
April 16, 2017 | 7:42am | Updated

Cops escort Kimani Stephenson (left) who is accused of shoving Bonnie Currie (right) onto the subway tracks. G.N. Miller

The man accused of shoving a young actress onto the subway tracks after groping her in the West Village was arrested early Sunday and charged with attempted murder, police said.

Kimani Stephenson, 24, was arrested at 3 a.m., two days after the attack. He was charged with attempted murder, assault and sex abuse.

He approached Bonnie Currie on the northbound platform of the F/M train at the 14th Street and 6th Avenue subway station in Greenwich Village around 4 a.m. Friday. He allegedly grabbed her crotch and pushed her when she told him to “F–k off.” :D She suffered a broken wrist and other injuries.

Stephenson was grabbed at his home just before midnight after somebody anonymously tipped off cops.

He has a total of five prior arrests, including robberies from 2009 and 2011. He was on parole for another 2011 robbery in Harlem. He also has two other arrests from 2008, which are sealed.

Police had released a photo of him from surveillance footage. They found the clothes he was wearing during the attack, police sources said.

He stared blankly and didn’t speak when he was walked from the 28 Police Precinct Station House in Harlem to a police vehicle for transported to court.

The Bobster
04-17-2017, 04:06 PM

Man accused of pushing actress onto tracks is held without bail
By Rebecca Rosenberg
April 17, 2017 | 2:11pm

Kimani Stephenson, left, is accused of groping a young actress before shoving her onto subway tracks. G.N. Miller

The man accused of groping a young actress and then shoving her onto the subway tracks at a Greenwich Village station last week has been ordered held without bail.

Kimani Stephenson, 24, was remanded at his Manhattan arraignment Sunday night on charges of attempted murder, assault and sex abuse for the attack on Bonnie Currie, 22.

He allegedly grabbed the petite starlet’s breast and crotch as she waited for a train at the 14th Street-Sixth Avenue station. After the alarmed woman told him to “F–k off,” he tossed her onto the tracks, authorities said.

There was no oncoming train, and two men lifted the shaken woman from the tracks to safety.

Currie suffered a fractured wrist, a dislocated shoulder and extensive bruising, the criminal complaint states.

Cops tracked Stephenson to a Lower East Side housing project after a neighbor recognized him from a surveillance photo and called in an anonymous tip.