The staff at a New York City apartment building that watched an elderly Asian woman being beaten and did nothing to help have been suspended, the management company said.
The Brodsky Organization, which manages the building, said in a statement posted to Instagram that it “condemns all forms of discrimination, racism, xenophobia and violence against the Asian-American community.”
“The staff who witnessed the attack have been suspended pending an investigation in conjunction with their union,” the statement said. “The Brodsky Organization is also working to identify a third-party delivery vendor present during the incident so that appropriate action can be taken.”
In the daylight attack on Monday, a man was seen approaching the 65-year-old Asian woman in front of the apartment building at 360 West 43 Street. He is seen knocking her to the ground before kicking her repeatedly.
He also yelled “f–k you, you don’t belong here.”
At least three men can be seen standing at the door of building while the attack unfolded. None of them are seen in the video intervening in the violence.
In fact, one of them appeared to close a door next to the woman after she was kicked to the ground.