Who is Maggie Kayla Cheng?
Maggie Kayla Cheng is the friend of actress Olivia Munn who on Wednesday said a man attacked her friend Cheng’s mom — an Asian woman — in New York City this week. The victim, 52, was outside a store in Queens on Tuesday when the suspect shoved her with such force that she hit her head on the concrete and “passed out on the floor,” according to the victim’s family and reports.
“She left the hospital with 10 stitches in her head,” Munn wrote on Twitter, along with a picture of the suspect. “We’re gonna find this guy. Queens, Internet, please… do your sh–.”
🚨Wanted🚨 The suspect is wanted in regards to assault that took place on Roosevelt Avenue, on 2/16/21. After a verbal dispute the suspect did grab the complainant & throw her down causing injury to her head. Any info? Call or DM @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. All 📞 are anonymous. pic.twitter.com/ugQhppKvKZ
— NYPD 109th Precinct (@NYPD109Pct) February 17, 2021
Maggie Kayla Cheng Mother
Police said the suspect was wanted in connection with the incident, which followed a verbal dispute. The victim’s daughter, Maggie Kayla Cheng, in a post on social media, said her mother was hospitalized.
“Hate crime has no place in our community. How you go up against a 5’3 110-115 lbs lady?” she wrote.
Video of the attack on my friend’s Chinese mother in Flushing, NY. Watch the video and look at his pic closely. Do you know this man?? Call or DM @NYPDTips at 800-577-TIPS. All 📞 are anonymous. https://t.co/w0DZawCtFa pic.twitter.com/9LUoDjjzq2
— O M (@oliviamunn) February 18, 2021
Two separate and unrelated attacks on Asian women also occurred in New York City on Tuesday, according to NBC New York. The “X Men: Apocalypse” star spoke out against anti-Asian bias in a lengthy post on Instagram last week.
“Over the past few days I’ve found myself at a loss for words at the rise of anti-Asian hate crimes,” Munn wrote. “The racist, verbal, and physical assaults have left my community fearful to step outside. These hate crimes have spiked since Covid and continue to increase even though we ask for help.”