Top Chef's Josie Smith-Malave gay bashed
A former contestant on Bravo's Top Chef Josie Smith-Malave was the victim of gay bashing over the Labor Day weekend.
Josie, a lesbian who was featured on Season 2 of the reality channel show, was among a group of women asked to leave a Sea Cliff bar over Labor Day weekend according to her lawyer Yetta Kurland.
Evidently, about 10 young people followed the women out of the bar and began screaming anti-gay slurs, spitting on them and then beating them, Kurland said.
Smith-Malave and the women had been in Long Island, New York to attend a friend's birthday party. Josie suffered several bruises, and one of the other women received injuries to her head. One of the women had a camera stolen in the attack.
Josie is openly gay, but her sister, who is straight, was also beaten.
Smith-Malave, a Miami native, is a former sous-chef for Marlow and Sons restaurant in Brooklyn. She has played for the New York Sharks of the Independent Women's Football League.