Who is Averie Chanel Medlock? Trans cheerleader accused of CHOKING teammate who called her 'man with penis'
A transgender cheerleader who allegedly attacked a teammate, 17, for calling her a "man with a penis" was kicked out of a Texas college cheer camp. Averie Chanel Medlock, 25, was booted from the Ranger College cheerleading camp and even given a criminal assault by physical contact citation last week. Medlock allegedly chocked Karleigh, identified only by her first name, who she claimed made inappropriate and transphobic remarks.
The alleged victim and other girls said they had to lock themselves in a locker room to hide from an angry Medlock. Medlock believes she was being targeted for her race and gender. She was removed from the campus after police arrived at the scene as did Karleigh's father Mike Jones.
Medlock posted a video in which she can be heard talking angrily with her teammates. She said the video proves she had not been physically violent during the argument. However, Jones said that the video is only a part of the truth. He has now demanded that security footage and body camera footage from the police response be released.
Medlock can be heard saying in the video, "If anyone has a problem, come address it to my face like an adult." Then later adds that she "barely touched Karleigh" and that she was "only joking". This statement, however, contradicts Medlock's claim on Facebook that no physical contact was made. Female voices from the other side of the door can be heard telling Medlock, "You're a man" and "You have a penis". A friend of Medlock who was standing outside can be heard telling the girls they had "crossed a line." Medlock ended the conversation by saying, "There's no beef between me and you, sorry to upset you."
Who is Averie Chanel Medlock?
Medlock's Facebook account says she went to Mart High School and studied BS, Kinesiology & Psychology at Ranger College. Posting the video of the argument, she wrote, "This is video evidence that I did not assault her there were witnesses around you can hear me knocking on the door and you can hear her calling me a man and saying that I have a penis and you can hear me apologizing sincerely! Her father is going around saying that I choked her out and made her pass out clearly I couldn’t even get into the room to even touch her so Mr Mike Jones get your facts straight thank you!!!!!"
Jones' version of the incident was completely different. In a Facebook post, he wrote how his daughter called him at 1 am after hiding in a room, trying to escape Medlock. "I ask you what you would have done when receiving a phone call at 1 o'clock in the morning from your daughter stating they had locked themselves in the room with other girls, after this person said You want to fight, and proceeded to put their hands around my daughters neck," he wrote.
In a statement, Ranger College said, according to the Daily Mail, "Ranger College takes all allegations of this nature seriously and is committed to providing a learning environment free from discrimination. At this time, Ranger College is following all applicable Title IX regulations and Board Policies."