Sharkeisha Victim Sharmichael Manuel: Humiliated, Embarrassed, Hurt By Video!

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Sharkeisha victim Sharmichael Manuel, the unsuspecting girl on the receiving end of the sucker punch heard 'round the Internet, is breaking her silence.

Manuel, 17, told KHOU-TV in Houston that she was set up to receive the savage beating on video, and was astounded when her former friend struck.

The video of Sharmichael getting laid out by Sharkeisha last month went viral on Instagram on Twitter, where it was removed for terms of use violations.

It remains online elsewhere, however, and the Cypress Creek High School (Tex.) senior is far from pleased about it, saying the notoreity adds insult to injury.

She says she was ambushed November 19 after being led to an apartment complex under false pretenses, believing she was picking up some belongings.

Instead she was straight up pummeled by Sharkeisha (below).

The video, recorded with a phone, shows 16-year-old Sharkeisha talking to Manuel, then out of nowhere, blindsiding her with a sucker punch to the face.

The victim crumpled to the ground, while Sharkeisha kept wailing on Manuel with uppercuts and even a brutal kick to the face before bystanders intervene.

“I was just in shock. I was like oh my God. Did she really do this? You’re supposed to be my close friend,” Manuel said. “We were talking in school earlier that day."

"She made it seem like there was nothing wrong."

The fight broke out over a boy, Manuel told the news site, and after Sharkeisha finished the assault, a neighbor drove the battered teenager home.

Manuel was left dazed, with a black eye and a busted lip. She hasn’t returned to school since the attack and now has trouble seeing out of her eye.

“It is hurting and crushing to me,” Manuel said in her interview.

“I felt humiliated, embarrassed and hurt at the same time.”

The physical pain was just the beginning for her, too.

Sharkeisha has become a viral star, with many praising her attack (or at least enjoying the act of watching it), and for the victim, that's the real tragedy.

Manuel's mother, Olevia Henderson, told KHOU:

“The video just keeps going and going. They’re making jokes, and they’re taunting. They’re glorifying Sharkeisha, but they’re taunting my daughter.”

“I was in the grocery store ... the baggers were just laughing and talking about it. I said, 'That’s my daughter in that video,' and their whole expression changed.”

As the video gained traction on social media, users made “Sharkeisha” a national trending topic and memes of the assault were shared incessantly.

Rumors even began to circulate early on that beating victim Manuel, who wasn’t yet identified at that point, had committed suicide. Not the case.

Henderson informed their school’s assistant principal, but was told there was nothing that could be done since it didn’t take place on school grounds.

She has, however, that a report was filed with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office, though it's unclear if any action has been taken against the assailant.

Sharkeisha: Should she be prosecuted?


C'mon human beings, It is not a black people thing!!!! Its just the black people videos that get publicized...All other races do the same thing to.their kind.... I am in no way saying this is a good thing but this could have turned out way uglier. In no way do I applaud this at all but I am glad they (well sharkiesha) used her fist and not a weapon to.kill the girl... like I said I.don't support. This fight in anyway shape or form, I think it is ridiculous for the young girls to he fighting about having sex with a male as young as they are.. It is the result of theenvironment they are being raised in .... not because the color of their skin taught them.... I am not ashamed to be a black person because these videos of the people the same race/ color as me don't represent me I know I am above this video so to say that this is a Black people thing, no your're wrong, its has nothing to do with race


I don't really understand what their names have to do with what happed to the girl that got sucker punched would it made a differences if the girl sharkeisha name was amanda and the girl she punched sharmicheal was named madison hell no so stop thinking the names had anything to do with what's right from wrong


Why is sharkoshenequandah not in jail now?


Sharkeisha should be sent to jail. Plain and simple. Fighting over a guy? Having teen sex? Serious example of the problems that affect the black community.

@ claudia

It's not just to the black community. You shouldn't be racist like that, it happens in every race and it happens when two different races are involved. It's females. Not because they are black. That's very ignorant to single out the "black community".

@ claudia

One of many problems. The names they have are like a ball & chain.


Just reading about this saddens me as a black woman. It's bad enough that we can't get respect from certain individuals of different races, but we also do not respect ourselves. This is even construed in the name her parents chose to give their daughter. I pray that she is prosecuted to the full extent of the law. She is a criminal, and needs to be treated as such, and for those that are glorifying this atrocity shame on you. You people are the ones who bring our race down, and keep us stuck in the gutter because of your small mindedness, and lack of self ambition.


How on earth can someone be humiliated by anything with a name like Sharmichael?


whatever mehn! she hit you and got hits on YouTube... you too, go underground and stop trying to make a hit on your popped face.

@ iykonzee

fail... what if that fat chick had hurt her seriously than what she did before....stupid ass thing to say


Nobody died so dont compare this to Trayvon. He is a father to two girls so he could address it. This coon is a coward like Zimmerman, and she should be held accountable for her actions. This is news because rachet behavior is porn to racist trolls. They have sites for watching this stuff.


there is one sulution though: BLOW UP YOUR VIDEO!!


The savage that did that to her should receive time in jail with tough criminals to wake her up to what it means to act like a human being. The same to those engaging in that type of behaviour. By the way, where is the President on this or is it only white aggressors that he condemns?

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