Emelia Holden Body Slamming a Groper
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Emelia Holden Body Slamming a Groper refers to a viral video of a female restaurant server physically defending herself after a man grabs her buttocks without her consent.
On July 19th, The Sun uploaded closed circuit television footage from a June 30th incident of a restaurant customer grabbing a female server by the buttocks and being thrown to the ground, after the woman realizes what happened. The post (shown below) received more than 600,000 views in 24 hours.
Emelia Holden, the server, told the Daily Mail, "I just did what I felt was best. I took the guy down and had my co-workers call the police. As soon as the cops saw the CCTV footage, they immediately arrested the man. He sat in jail until Monday so in my opinion, he got what he deserved."
That day, people and other news outlets began sharing the video. That day, Instagram  user @joeclair shared the video and the comment, "That’s WTF YOU GET!!! Teach our daughters how to check a chump if she got to!" The post (shown below, left) received more than 1,000 likes and 7,000 views in 24 hours.
The Twitter  account @ATLBlackStar tweeted the video with the caption "'GA waitress Emelia Holden is seen on camera being sexually violated by 31 yr old Ryan Cherwinksi. Holden slammed him into a chair She told said “I just did what I felt was best, I took the guy down and had my co-workers call the police.' Cherwinksi was charged w/ sexual battery." The post (shown below, center) received more than 20,000 retweets, 65,000 likes and 2 million views.
Additionally, the Guardian shared the video (shown below, right), receiving more than 1,700 retweets and 6,400 likes in 24 hours.
Several media outlets covered the story, including The New York Post, Elle, The Cut and more.
 The Daily Mail – Just desserts! Waitress turns tables on customer who grabbed her backside by slamming him to the floor and calling the cops
 Instagram – @joeclair's Post
 Twitter – @ATLBlackStar's Tweet
 Twitter – @guardian's Tweet
 The New York Post – Waitress body-slams creep who grabbed her butt in restaurant
 Elle – Today's Hero: This Woman Who Body-Slammed a Guy Who Groped Her
 The Cut – Please Enjoy This Heartwarming Video of a Waitress Body-Slamming a Man Who Groped Her
Jul 20, 2018 at 08:36PM EDT
Jul 20, 2018 at 08:54PM EDT
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