Off-Broadway actress Keira Keeley appeared in the Manhattan Criminal Court on Thursday to address the accusation that she pushed a fellow subway passenger onto the tracks of a train at Union Square.
According to the New York Post, Keeley had fled the court after she was told she had not yet been indicted. “Give me a break,” she said to reporters who attempted to interview here as she left.
The incident had occurred on October 6th, when Keeley allegedly pushed Leonore Gonzalez from behind. Gonzalez avoided being struck by the train by grabbing on to a nearby pillar. She was arrested for first-degree attempted assault after police heard screaming on the tracks. She claims she had too much to drink and had bumped into Gonzalez (she lated admitted to feeling “wiggly”), but witnesses indicated that Keeley had intentionally shoved Gonzalez.
Police say the victim "didn’t see her attacker, but she felt the shove from behind."
Gonzalez was left with bruises on her arm and pain to her back and wrist, according to the criminal complaint.
Keeley has no prior arrests and was released on $7,500 bail.
No security footage of the alleged attack exists, but police had planned on interviewing the train operator.
Keeley has appeared in the TV shows Elementary, Rubicon, and The Path and was praised for her performance in a production of The Glass Menagerie. She has not given a statement on the situation and was not home when reporters attempted to interview at her residence.
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