Jaime King is "very shaken up" after her young son was struck by glass when a man allegedly attacked a car driven by her friend and carrying her child. The 38-year-old model and actress took to Instagram last Thursday to share her horror following the incident in a Beverly Hills parking lot.
“Thank you so much to everyone for the outpouring of love we have received since yesterday’s attack. James Knight is very shaken up, as am I. The attack was incredibly violent, and my 4 year-old-son was obviously the target of the individual’s brutal attack, which is terrifying,” she wrote. “The news that has been released has been inaccurate to the level of sustained violence and intent of this act.”
According to a police report
The incident occurred when the suspect, 47-year-old Paul Francis Floyd, allegedly jumped on the car's rear windshield, causing glass to shatter and strike the child. In an effort to protect the child, Balogh confronted the suspect. He threw a can at her that struck her arm, according to the police report shared by CNN. Floyd was arrested for "felony child endangerment, misdemeanor battery and two counts of felony vandalism."
Floyd pleaded not guilty during his arraignment, according to an NBC affiliate in Los Angles. He's due back in court on April 19.
In her statement, the "Hart of Dixie" star thanked officers from the Beverly Hills Police Department and the bystanders who helped as well as her friend Judit Balogh, who was driving the car. She denounced the paparazzi, whom she claims did not intervene and used the opportunity to capture photos.
“I want to believe that we live in a world where human integrity comes before documenting an attack,” she wrote. “I’m saddened that the paparazzi chose to terrorize my son and I by shoving cameras in our face during the attack, whilst he was shaking and crying instead of trying to help. My brave friend Judit Balogh used her self-defense training to try and keep the individual from harming James Knight while glass was shattering on him, as the perpetrator jumped on the roof until it collapsed and kicked in windows trying to get to him. He threw a bottle at her, hitting and assaulting her, but he couldn’t catch her. Without her bravery and selflessness, I cannot imagine the outcome.”
In her statement, Jaime encouraged people to learn self-defense to protect themselves. She also noted that mental health, drug addiction and homelessness are major issues that need to be addressed.
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