Saturday, October 20, 2018
Close  

Fil-Am nurse-model hurt in racist assault in LA

/ 02:42 AM November 11, 2017

Nurse-model Quiggle Ignacio suffered a nasty facial bruise after a woman swore at her with racist slurs and assaulted her in a Los Angeles parking lot.

LOS ANGELES — Filipino American registered nurse-model Quiggle Ignacio was filming Tuesday night, November 7 when she says a woman swore at her with a racial slur and punched her, leaving a nasty bruise on her left cheek.

Ignacio, who also models and does some acting, says she was sitting in her car in an Eagle Rock parking place on Tuesday, November 7 when a woman with a baby hit her car with a shopping cart.

ADVERTISEMENT

Racist assault victim Quiggle Ignacio. FACEBOOK

Ignacio gave her a questioning look. That’s when Ignacio says the woman started swearing at her and the man she was with joined in with racist slurs.“He said something about me being Asian, ‘You should go back to China and you’re chinky eyes, and you’re a stupid Asian, you should leave this country,’ ” Ignacio told CBS Local. 

Ignacio tried to get video of the couple’s license plate, but they accused her of yelling at them in front of their child. They then left. Ignacio went to the police station to file a report and was seen by paramedics there.

FEATURED STORIES

Ignacio  says she’s dealt with racism all her life, but this was especially hurtful. “I love being Filipino, I love being Asian and I share my values, but then when something like this happens it breaks your confidence,” Ignacio said.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: discrimination, Quiggle Ignacio, race relations, racial incident, racism, racist attack on Filipina in LA
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.
newsinfo

3 alleged drug pushers fall in Quezon buy-busts

October 20, 2018 10:25 AM

newsinfo

2 dead in Laguna shootout

October 20, 2018 10:09 AM

lifestyle

Tourism boom boosts Belmont expansion

October 20, 2018 10:00 AM



© Copyright 1997-2018 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.