Teens who attacked gay couple on bus made 'scissoring' gesture, asked them 'to show how lesbians have sex'

All three teens pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including committing aggravated hate crimes and handling stolen property, and will be sentenced on December 23.


                            Teens who attacked gay couple on bus made 'scissoring' gesture, asked them 'to show how lesbians have sex'

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Three teenage boys who were arrested and charged for brutally attacking a woman and her girlfriend on a London bus asked them to demonstrate how lesbians have sex, a court has heard.

MEAWW previously reported that Melania Geymonat, 28, of Uruguay, and her American girlfriend Christine Hannigan, 29, had made headlines after they took to social media to share an image of their bruised and bloodied selves following an evening out in West Hampstead, North West London, on May 30.  

Speaking at their court hearing at Highbury Youth Court on November 29, Hannigan said she felt "scared" and "physically cornered," and that the suspects asked them to "show them how lesbians have sex."

"I remember two of them were in the aisle and the third one sat in the seat directly behind me," she testified. "They started making remarks about us visibly being together. It was a lot of, 'Oh lesbians.'"

"Melania and I were together in a romantic sense," she continued. "We were being affectionate with each other. They wanted us to show them how lesbians have sex. They were saying 'oh lesbians' and they wanted to know how lesbians have sex and for us to show them."

"They made several comments about scissoring. I did not speak to them. I did not feel that they wanted a response from me."

Geymonat had told the authorities after the attack that the teens demanded that she and Hannigan kiss while making crude sexual gestures at them and assaulted them after they refused to comply with their demands.

"They wanted us to kiss so they could watch us. I tried to defuse the situation as I'm not a confrontational person, telling them to please leave us alone as Chris wasn't feeling well," she said at the time. "The next thing I remember was Chris in the middle of them and they were beating her."

"I didn't think about it and went in. I was pulling her back and trying to defend her so they started beating me up. I don't even know if I was knocked unconscious. I felt blood, I was bleeding all over my clothes and all over the floor. We went downstairs and the police were there."

Footage of the horrific incident released by the Metropolitan Police shows the women being punched in the face multiple times, as well as the teens throwing coins at them.

All three teenagers pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including committing aggravated hate crimes and handling stolen property, on Thursday, November 28. The suspects, two 16-year-olds and a 15-year-old, are scheduled to be sentenced on December 23. A fourth suspect who was also arrested for the incident later had his charges dropped.

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