The 25-year-old cheerleader is accused of choking a 17-year-old teammate and received a criminal citation.
Averie Chanel Medlock, 25, a transgender cheerleader, was kicked out of a Texas college cheerleading camp for allegedly choking a teammate Karleigh, 17.
The incident occurred at Ranger College, a public community college in Ranger, TX.
Transgender cheerleader is kicked out of cheer camp after 'CHOKING female teammate who called her a man with a penis' https://t.co/k5F1Yu0sl9
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Medlock said a physical confrontation never took place. The dispute was only verbal:
‘Well guys I’m officially retired as a cheerleader as of last night at 5:30 AM,’ Medlock wrote in that Facebook post, which she shared last week, ‘A girl on the team was being very disrespectful and told me I am a MAN with a PENIS and that [guys] should not be on the team.’
‘I stood up for myself and she called her mom and dad because she was scared because I [stood] up for myself. Her father said ‘she still has testosterone and a penis and I will kill anyone who comes after my daughter.”
Medlock wrote on Facebook: “This is video evidence that I did not assault her there were witnesses around you can hear me knocking on the door and you can hear her calling me a man and saying that I have a penis and you can hear me apologizing sincerely! Her father is going around saying that I choked her out and made her pass out clearly I couldn’t even get into the room to even touch her so Mr. Mike Jones get your facts straight thank you!!!!!”
However, in the video, Medlock said, “B*tch, I barely touched Karleigh.”
At the end of the video, Medlock told Karleigh, “There’s no beef between me and you. Sorry to upset you.”
Karleigh’s dad, Mike Jones, said his daughter had a different story:
Jones’ account of the incident was far different, however, writing in a Facebook post that he was called by his terrified daughter at 1am after she barricaded herself behind a door to hide from Medlock, who had allegedly choked her out. Several teammates corroborated this account of events.
‘I ask you what you would have done when receiving a phone call at 1 o’clock in the morning from your daughter stating they had locked themselves in the room with other girls, after this person said You want to fight, and proceeded to put their hands around my daughters neck,’ he wrote.
She says that there was an ongoing dispute between her and Karleigh, and after she went to apologize to Karleigh about the dispute the first time (this was separate from the video posted on social media), Karleigh called her father and said Averie assaulted her and choked her out, so the father called police.
Police and the father both then arrived at the college. When Averie was initially questioned by police, she says that they asked if she put her hands on Karleigh, and she told them no and clarified that she was only joking.
Averie says the officers, Karleigh, her father, and her roommate, all talked for around an hour before the officers returned and told Averie she was going to be given a criminal citation.
When asked about the citation, Averie did state multiple times that it was for verbal assault. However, KTAB and KRBC obtained a copy of the citation, and learned that it was a misdemeanor citation for Assault by Physical Contact, and a call to the Eastland County District Attorney’s Office confirmed it was issued on allegations of unwanted touching.
After the citation was issued, Averie was kicked off of Ranger College property and sent home to the Waco area.
Medlock insisted no one at the school or the cheer coach got her side of the story. She also told KTAB and KRBC “that if she did choke Kaleigh out, she would have been arrested, not just cited, and Karleigh would have had visible injuries.”
Jones did not want to expand further than the post on social media.
Ranger College is opening a Title IX Investigation: “Ranger College takes all allegations of this nature seriously and is committed to providing a learning environment free from discrimination. At this time, Ranger College is following all applicable Title IX regulations and Board Policies.”DONATE
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