The interview took place just hours before Miya Ponsetto, 22, was detained by the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.
Miya Ponsetto snapped ‘that’s enough’ at Gayle King on Thursday[/caption]
Gayle King interviewed ‘Soho Karen’ on CBS This Morning[/caption]
Ponsetto was arrested just hours after the Thursday interview[/caption]
Before her arrest, Ponsetto sat down for an interview on CBS This Morning with Gayle King wearing a hat emblazoned with the word “Daddy,” glasses, and a black leather jacket.
After just a few minutes of talking about the controversial incident – which took place on December 26 – Ponsetto admitted viral footage shows her attacking a black teen, apologized, and then asked if they could “move on” from it.
Her response prompted King to say: “I know you’re saying that ‘I just want to apologize’ – but I do think that there should be some context to your actions that day.
Ponsetto then explained: “So basically, I’m a 22 year old girl. – Racism… how is one girl accusing a guy about a phone a crime?”
The woman has been dubbed ‘SoHo Karen,’ a pejorative term for an entitled white woman [/caption]
In the surveillance footage shared by the victim’s family lawyer, she can be seen tackling Keyon Harrold Jr[/caption]
After King laughed and repeated Ponsetto’s name, she urged the California girl to “at least understand her actions.”
King said: “You seem to have attacked this this young boy, this teenager. You seem to have attacked this teenager about the phone. And then it turned out he didn’t even have your phone.
“That’s the thing. I mean, you’re saying, like, ‘I’m 22 years old’.’
“You’re 22 years old, but you are old enough to know better. So I will say…”
Ponsetto then interrupted and said: “Alright Gayle, enough” – while putting her hand out to shush the TV personality.
She then insisted the hotel ended up having her phone and her belongings were later eventually returned to her.
‘Soho Karen’ accused the teen of stealing her phone[/caption]
The video then cut to King and her colleagues commenting on Ponsetto’s fiery attitude.
One of her coworkers is heard saying “Wow!” before King admitted that her favorite part of the interview was when Ponsetto said: “Enough.”
King also revealed that she suggested Ponsetto remove her hat for the interview, but the 22-year-old refused.
Towards the end of the interview, Ponsetto also alleged that the victim’s dad assaulted her during the December incident.
Ponsetto said: “At the end of the day, the dad did end up, like – slamming me to the ground and pulling my hair and throwing me and dragging me across the ground – so I will say that.
“They did use physical force,” Eric Buschow, a spokesman for the sheriff’s department, told the Daily news.
“She tried to slam the door on the leg of one of our deputies and so she was forcibly removed from the vehicle.”
The ex-cheerleader had a warrant out for her arrest after she allegedly dragged Keyon Harrold Jr, 14, to the floor in the lobby of the Arlo Hotel in New York City while falsely claiming that he stole her iPhone on December 26.
The ex-cheerleader had a warrant out for her arrest after she allegedly dragged Keyon Harrold Jr, 14, to the floor in the lobby of the Arlo Hotel in NYC[/caption]
As Keyon Jr walks towards the floor, his alleged attacker lunges at him and grabs his waist as his dad runs after them and they pass through the automatic doors during the tackle.
“On Saturday, December 26, the woman in this video falsely accused an innocent 14-year-old teenager of stealing her cellphone,” police said in a tweet.
“She then proceeded to physically attack him and fled the location before police officers arrived on scene.”
Keyron Jr’s dad shared the footage on Instagram which rapidly went viral[/caption]
Jazz musician Keyron Harrold speaks at the press conference in lower Manhattan on December 30[/caption]
“I have no clue if she’s in custody. I had a difficult day with her. We had an interview lined up, and within 10 to 15 minutes, I realized she was not well, not mentally fit to do any interviews,” Ghatan said.
“So I’m not surprised this has happened, if she’s in custody. I haven’t heard it. She was very much MIA for a while, and when she finally came to the big interview, it was clear to me she shouldn’t be there. I’m concerned for her wellbeing.”
Ponsetto is pictured in phone footage from the incident[/caption]
“I’m actually 22 so I don’t know what the problem is here,” she said when the snapper pointed out how young Keyron Jr is.
“And I’m also Puerto Rican so thank you. Take care of yourself.”
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