‘Survivor’ Contestant Stabbed by Homeless Person

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A former contestant on ‘Suvivor: Fiji’ Michelle Yi was reportedly stabbed by a crazed homeless woman last Thursday in California.

As The New York Post reports:

There was a time when being on “Survivor” meant being sent to a remote island to test physical and mental resilience. Nowadays, as one former contestant found out, walking to pilates class is more treacherous.

Michelle Yi, who competed on CBS reality TV’s “Survivor: Fiji” in 2006, was stabbed and beaten bloody with a metal baton by a homeless woman last Thursday in Santa Monica, California. Horrifying images of the attack’s aftermath have now been shared on social media by digital personality Murtz Jaffer, who bills himself as the “World’s Foremost Reality TV Expert.”

Authorities said the alleged perpetrator had attacked two others before Yi and appeared to be off her medication, according to People. Yi, 37, arrived at the pilates studio where she was teaching a class shortly before 6 a.m., but as her students started to arrive, she noticed a disheveled woman heading toward the door.

“She was yelling all sorts of things like, ‘You stole my identity,’ and ‘You’re a prostitute,’” Yi told the outlet. “Santa Monica has a homeless problem, and I’ve dealt with this type of thing before. So I told her, ‘Ma’am, you can’t be here. You need to leave.’”

Yi went on to suggest that she believed that the attack may have been racially motivated.

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