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Fox News host soaked with water at Brooklyn bar

Incident Details

Date of Incident
July 24, 2017
New York, New York


Was the journalist targeted?
Kat Timpf Twitter

Katherine Timpf's tweets about the incident

July 24, 2017

Katherine Timpf, a co-host on the show “Fox News Specialists” and a reporter for National Review Online, said that she was attacked at a Brooklyn bar on July 24, 2017. 

Timpf was there to speak during a campaign event for Ben Kissel, who is running for Brooklyn borough president in New York. 

In a series of tweets, she described in a series of tweets how a man that she did not know walked into Union Pool in Brooklyn and dumped a 1.5 liter bottle of water on her head, preventing her from speaking at the event. 

“This wasn’t just some random drunk guy; this was a targeted attack,” Timpf wrote in the National Review. “I know this because I saw the security footage while I was filing a police report. He walked into the venue confidently, saw me, did it, and left. He knew I would be speaking there; I was the reason he was there; that was the reason he was there . . . to prevent me from speaking.”

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