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More Details On NYFW Altercation Involving Reality Star Tahiry Jose

Yesterday, we reported on a physical altercation that took place just before a scheduled NYFW show on Monday night between reality star Tahiry Jose and a man by the name of Carlos Gonzalez, who was involved in the show’s production.

Shortly after our story broke, a representative for the PR firm that handled the event reached out to us with a slightly different version of the story, claiming that the extent of Tahiry’s injuries & hospitalization in the original story we received were fabricated. Here’s what they had to say:

Tahiry arrived to the Helen Mills venue around 4pm, as she was going to model for Toure’s show, requesting not to enter where “the normal people” go. Her assistant was instructed that the normal people entrance is the only one available.

Once Tahiry arrived, she requested for all the models to be removed from the hair and makeup area so that her personal team could begin makeup for the show. The show manager’s assistant obliged her request and cleared out a few rows where the models where sitting to allow her private time. Tahiry continued to patronize the assistant using profanity. Her assistant and glam squad joined in on the berating.

The group moved their argument back upstairs and outside of the venue. A minor scuffle was heard but ignored because no yelling accompanied. Then someone yelled, “why are you fighting a woman?” I ran outside to find Tahiry on the ground, a watery substance everywhere, and the show producer’s assistant being jumped by Tahiry’s assistants.

I picked Tahiry up off the ground and her makeup artist attended to her. Her hair stylist was still fighting the assistant while myself and two male models broke up the fight. A witness outside said that once the argument moved outside, Tahiry continued using profanity, sexual orientation slurs and threw her drink in the show assistant’s face.

I moved Tahiry downstairs to a safe place and asked her what happened. Her response: “nothing.” I asked her if she was okay and she said yes. She had no scratches and denied the help of the paramedics, assuming she would go to jail for fighting. She and her staff left the premises and a report was given by our staff to the police.

The story originally given to Bossip reads as if some man started beating Tahiry up while everyone stood by. To my knowledge, she was NOT hospitalized and denied the help or paramedics to me. My issue is that we continue to allow bad behavior to be warranted. Tahiry cussed this young man out and threw a drink in his face and now is playing the victim.  Bad behavior evokes bad behavior if people aren’t using rational thought. I find it interesting that Tahiry could ask for a private entrance but could not ask for someone to be removed if she saw them as a threat. I do not condone men hitting women, nor do I condone an adult assaulting another adult. When you throw a drink on someone and they react, do not play the victim. She initiated a fight, and a fight is what she got.

As a result, the Teyana Taylor and Toure Designs show was cancelled and we had to move everything. The venue lost it’s hair and make up sponsor of 10 years and the assistant was relieved of his duties this season. Everyone lost. This was an insurmountable mishap, but I will not allow the events to be painted as some mean man beat her up.”

The Bossip staff has worked with Tahiry on numerous occasions and we have never found her to be the unpleasant, disrespectful diva described above.  However, we were also not present for this particular event to witness what actually took place, so we will leave it up to you to decide which of these stories you believe.

As stated in both versions of the story, under no circumstances do we feel that it’s appropriate for a man to fight a woman as if she is a man. What’s your take on all this now that you’ve heard both sides of the story, Bossip fam?



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