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Riley Gaines Rages at Police Not Charging Activists Who Held Her 'Hostage'

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incident in April 2023 when demonstrators shut down a talk she was giving at San Francisco State University (SFSU).During the incident, parts of which were recorded and shared on social media, Gaines alleges she was assaulted twice, barricaded in a room as an effective "hostage" and had her life threatened.Gaines, a former college swimmer turned political campaigner, rose to prominence after competing against Lia Thomas, who in 2022 became the first transgender athlete to win an NCAA Division I national championship.Gaines has argued that the inclusion of transgender athletes in women's competitions is unfair and said she was required to share a changing room with Thomas, who she considers to be a biological male.

She added this was a form of sexual abuse. Gaines currently hosts the Gaines for Girls podcast for sports media website OutKick.On February 2, Gaines received an email from a SFSU police officer saying they didn't plan to bring any prosecutions as "the alleged charges are unfounded and have been suspended pending further lead."Speaking to Newsweek, Gaines said: "It's pretty chilling we live in a society where an ample amount of provided proof of assault, being held hostage, and having my safety and life threatened is not enough to press charges against all responsible."Being unable to condemn violence against women and the infringement of First Amendment rights sets a terrible precedent for everyone, not just conservatives."Gaines shared a one minute video of the April 2023 incident on X, formerly Twitter, shortly after it took place.

The video went on to record 22.4 million views.The prisoners are running the asylum at SFSU...I was ambushed and physically hit twice by a man.

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