A prominent lindy hop emcee is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting another dancer in 2006.Read More
Ruth Evelyn, a Boston-based lindy dancer and instructor, posted to her Facebook wall a couple of days ago a very disturbing account of sexual assault by French lindy hopper Max Angelo Hurtado Pitruzella. You can read all of her harrowing account here (WARNING: description of sexual assault.) The incident she reports as happening at Lindy Focus 2014 in Asheville, North Carolina.
As of this news item going out, Ruth’s post has been shared more than 1,200 times and has nearly 1,000 comments, largely expressions of comfort and solidarity. Since then, two other lindy hoppers shared very similar accounts of assaults by Max Pitruzzella (account one and account two), also at Lindy Focus 2014.Read More