Canadian Lesbian Who Was Attacked in Front of School, Kids, Testifies


You may remember last year I posted about Anji Dimitriou and Jane Currie, who were attacked by a man outside a school in front of kids while picking up their six-year-old son. 

Dimitriou told a court yesterday that Mark Scott, another student's father, punched her until her face "burst open." Scott has pleaded not guilty.

The Leader Post reports:Oshawa

"Anji Dimitriou said Scott called her and Jane Currie 'dyke bitches' and asked, 'Which one of you f—— 'men' talked to my kid?'

Dimitriou, 31, said he spat on her face and punched her twice, once near her left eye and again on the left side of her head.

He also punched Currie so hard her face 'burst open' and she started bleeding, Dimitriou said.

Dimitriou and Currie admitted to swearing at Scott but denied ever physically attacking him.

But defence lawyer Mark Jacula said Dimitriou anticipated a confrontation and waited for Scott outside her car, telling the court she punched Scott in the jaw, broke his glasses and gave him a mark on his forehead.

Currie, 38, wept during her testimony when she told the court of her six-year-old son witnessing the attack. 'I remember hearing (him) crying,' she said. 'I've never heard a scream like that.'"

Dimitriou and Currie received an outpouring of support from the local community following the attack.

Posted October 29, 2009 at 11:07am ETC by Andy Towle
in crime, News, Ontario, Toronto