Former 'Top Chef 2' chef Josie Smith-Malave recalls gay-bashing
UPI News Service, 09/13/2007
The former "Top Chef" contestant beaten in an alleged gay-bashing in New York said she has never seen people so angry, the New York Post said Thursday.
Josie Smith-Malave, an openly gay, 32-year-old woman who appeared on Season 2 of the Bravo cooking series, said she, her sister and a gay friend were beaten while others watched, laughed and took photographs during a terrifying ordeal outside a bar in Sea Cliff, N.Y.
"It was a very large group of young adults. I mean, they were so angry," Smith-Malave told the Post. "I've never experienced something like that before, when you come face to face with people who are so angry."