LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – An Olympic gold medalist in gymnastics, and the first Hmong American to compete in the Olympics, Suni Lee said on Thursday that she was the victim of a racist attack in LA.Chanukah Celebrations Stress Message Of "Light Over Darkness" In Trying Times
The gold medalist told Popsugar that she was on the sidewalk with friends after a taping of “Dancing With Stars,” when a car sped past her and the people inside yelled racist slurs and pepper-sprayed her.READ MORE: Authorities Investigating Fatal North Hollywood Shooting On Monday Evening
“I didn’t do anything to them, and having my reputation, it’s so hard because I didn’t want to do anything that could get me into trouble. I just let it happen,” Lee told the popular website.
Lee said she was unhurt.MORE NEWS: Undisclosed Forensic Evidence Found In Search For Heidi Planck
The 18-year-old has been exploring opportunities here in LA before she begins college back east.