A husband was knocked unconscious in a single blow after his wife in a bikini allegedly used racist slur and attacked a black man who was served in line in front of them in the hotel lobby in Rio de Janerio.
The white couple vacationed at the Rio Hilton Hotel and began the fight on December 30, according to eyewitnesses.
Footage from the scene shows the black man talking to a receptionist while a clearly angry white woman – only in a bikini – is held back by hotel staff.
Allegedly, the couple were upset that the man was served in front of them. He is said to have been a Diamond Hilton member, which gives him priority over other guests.
Pictured: This is the moment a man hits another after getting into an angry argument with a couple at a Hilton hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Allegedly, the couple were upset that the man was served in front of them. He is said to have been a Diamond Hilton member, which gives him priority
In the picture on the left: The man who slapped the husband into the couple. The couple were reportedly angry that he was served at the hotel in front of them. Right: The woman who slapped the man in the lobby, which resulted in her husband being beaten
The video was shot by what sounds like an American man – who is not shown – providing commentary.
The footage begins with him telling the hotel staff, “They haven’t de-escalated the situation because they’re still talking. You should separate the parties. ‘
You can hear the man at the front desk arguing with the couple whenthe woman breaks through a small crowd to reach him and hits him with both hands.In response, he pushes her back while staff try to pull her away from him.
When she is withdrawn, the man takes a step forward and brutally fires his fist at his partner, who immediately falls to the ground – passed out.
“Oh my god,” you can hear the person filming. ‘He did it! It’s all in front of the camera. That’s all in front of the camera, he touched him. She touched him. It’s all in front of the camera. ‘
The man at the reception can be heard arguing with the couple as the woman (in the red bikini) breaks through a small crowd to reach him and hit him with both hands (right)
The woman continues to fight those holding her back, yelling at the man who threw the blow while trying to keep her purse from falling.
Other hotel workers gather around the unconscious man on the floor and check his condition.
“He’s outside, my boy,” says an unidentified viewer near the camera.
“They did not de-escalate the situation by pulling the parties away. They still let them be there, ”says the person filming.
The unconscious man’s partner takes a moment to check on him before continuing her furious attempts to attack the man at the front desk.
“Get it! Get her!’ yells the cameraman. “Where is your safety? Get her under control, oh my god. I do not understand that. That’s crazy. Where is your safety? ‘
Pictured: The woman tries to break free from the hotel staff who are trying to hold her back while her husband lies unconscious on the floor behind her
In the picture on the left: The woman can be seen with her arms around the man’s head just before he hit her husband. When the woman is withdrawn, the man takes a step forward and hits the woman’s partner with a brutal fist, who immediately falls to the ground – passed out. Right picture: The beaten man is lying on the floor
At this point in the footage, the man who threw the punch is asked to move away from the reception and is taken to another room outside of the shot.
The man on the floor wakes up and is supported by staff.
“That is unacceptable,” says the cameraman when the woman instead angrily approaches him. “You still haven’t held her back.
“Don’t come here, baby,” says the man filming. “Baby, I’m not him,” he tells her, implying that the woman thinks he is the one who hit her partner.
In a second video, recorded by the same person, the woman can again be seen in her bikini in the lobby trying to knock one of the employees away.
She yells at the man with the camera before pointing angrily at him.
In a second video that was recorded by the same person (picture), the woman can be seen again in her bikini in the lobby as she tries to hit one of the employees. She yells at the man with the camera before pointing angrily at him
“She and her husband yelled at him when I got off the elevator. When I saw the hotel staff look lost and then I heard them using racial slurs, “the filmmaker told Newsflare after the incident.
‘[That] was when I pulled out my phone to record it was wrong, the hotel allowed her to keep touching his face … even after she tried to attack me. ‘
The footage doesn’t show the couple saying anything racist.
The video went viral on Twitter and received over 900,000 views. It is unknown what happened to those involved after the incident or whether anyone was arrested.