File under terrible, horrible things: after a video of the beating of a transgendered woman at a Baltimore-area McDonald's went viral over the weekend, the employee who videotaped the fight has been fired and the victim is speaking out.
Chrissy Lee Polis says that the staff at the McDonald's "all sat there and watched" during the fight (although the video shows one employee trying to break up the fight), and describes seeing herself all over the news as "like walking out of the closet all over again." Here's a local news report and a video of Polis describing the fight; both contain violent clips of the fight although neither contains the fight in its entirety. Slightly NSFW.
Video: McDonald's Employee Fired After Taping Video of Fight
Video: McDonalds Beating Victim Speaks Out
· McDonald's Employee Fired After Taping Video of Fight [Baltimore Sun]
· Victim of McDonald's Beating Speaks Out [Baltimore Sun via Gawker]
· All McDonald's Coverage on Eater [-E-]