Jean Rolland, 28, and Andrew Frost, 19, say they were attacked by as many as seven men on Sunday as they held hands and exited Frasher’s Steak House in Scottsdale, Arizona.
The Arizona Republic reports: “Rolland and Frost said that as they left the restaurant, two men headed into the eatery, and one of them called them ‘fags.’ Rolland turned around and said something, leading the two men to attack them. Other men from inside the restaurant joined the attack. ‘All of a sudden, out of nowhere, there were six or seven guys.'”
Frasher’s employees do not report seeing anything happen outside the restaurant, even though the attack allegedly took place in the restaurant’s entryway.
Rolland, who is a French citizen living part time in Scottsdale, has been dating Frost for a few weeks. Said Rolland: “”My only hope is that they’re going to brag about it and tell their friends how tough they were. How tough is it to use seven guys to take on two guys, including one 19-year-old who weighs 120 pounds?”
Frost, who was treated for head injuries at a local hospital, said the attack was violent: “It was creepy to me. I could see the bone in my jaw through one gash. I had blood pouring out of me and I actually blacked out at one point.”
No arrests have been made yet in the case, but the Arizona Human Rights Fund and Foundation has vowed to follow the case to make sure any appropriate hate crime charges are made.