A Minnesota woman, who wishes to remain anonymous, told Fox News that she was victimized by Wright after he choked and attempted to rob her at gunpoint. In an exclusive interview, she said that she wanted to add her own experience with Wright to the public narrative.
“Everybody feels so horrible for this man, but no one takes the time to see how horrible a person he was,” the woman said.
Woman Recounts Attempted Robbery For $820 Dollars
Daunte Wright was a monster. The worst of the BLM martyrs and they’ve all been bad. He violently preyed upon people in his community, especially women. That violent lifestyle caught up with him. No one but himself to blame for that. I do not mourn his passing. Neither should you.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) December 8, 2021
The woman recounted a lifetime of tragedy: at 15-years-old, her dreams of being a star athlete ended after a concussion. Her father passed away while she was still a teenager, and then she found out she needed brain surgery. After getting into an abusive relationship, the woman tried to turn her life around by kicking him out. She let a friend sleep in the living room of her one-bedroom apartment to help cover rent.
Then, one day in December 2019, an acquittance brought Wright over. The woman alleges that Wright shoved a pistol in her face, choked her, and threatened to kill her. He attempted – but failed – to take the $820 dollars she set aside for rent that month.
In a Fox News Digital interview, the woman said, “What just blows my mind is that someone can literally strangle someone to where they can’t breathe, they can’t even gasp for air, because their airways are getting crushed.”
She continued, “No one should have to go through something like that and then have to accept death at 20 years old – looking into somebody’s eyes while they are holding a loaded gun to you.”
Woman Alleges That She Is Still Traumatized By The Encounter
Daunte Wright’s friend and accomplice spotted outside courthouse where ex-officer Kim Potter is on trial for Wright’s death pic.twitter.com/rZMRWcB5U9
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 8, 2021
The woman, now 22, continued, “I had never stared into somebody’s eyes while begging to keep my life, while also having a gun pointed at my head. I have never gasped for air as much as I did when I had his hands wrapped around my neck.”
Wright’s accomplice in the robbery, Emajay Driver, pled guilty in December 2020 and was sentenced to three years of probation. Driver was seen at the Hennepin County Courthouse in downtown Minneapolis with Wright’s family and attorney Ben Crump during Wednesday’s trial.
In April, police officer Anthony Luckey, whom Kim Potter was training at the time, made the decision to pull Wright over for expired tabs on his vehicle. Wright had an outstanding warrant for his arrest on a gross misdemeanor weapons charge. A struggle ensued during the arrest, and Potter pulled out her gun instead of her taser, fatally shooting Wright.
Wright’s estate is currently facing three posthumous lawsuits, according to Fox News. One of the lawsuits is from the woman, and another two are from other men Wright allegedly victimized. One man was reportedly shot in the leg during a carjacking in which Wright was allegedly involved. The other man suffers from unresponsive wakefulness syndrome after Wright allegedly shot him in the head at a gas station.