Swimmer Riley Gaines Threatens to Sue SFSU After School President Praises Mob That Assaulted Her

John Simmons | April 10, 2023
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Former All-American NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines may pursue legal action against San Francisco State University after she was assaulted by a trans activist at a Turning Point USA event last Friday.

Gaines said she spent nearly three hours barricaded inside a classroom after being separated from a mob of pro-trans activists - one of whom physically attacked her - during the event. While a video of the incident showed her being protected by security, Gaines said the school did little to help the situation beyond that.

“The campus police did nothing. The dean of students was there and did nothing,” Gaines said. “There will be no repercussions unless I have something to do with it. I will be pursuing legal action. These people need to face repercussions.”

Not only did the school do little to protect Gaines, SFSU's Vice President of Student Affairs Jamillah Moore later released a statement to the school applauding the "bravery" of the protesters.

"Thank you to our students who participated peacefully in Thursday evening’s event. It took tremendous bravery to stand in a challenging space. I am proud of the moments where we listened and asked insightful questions. I am also proud of the moments when our students demonstrated the value of free speech and the right to protest peacefully. These issues do not go away, and these values are very much at our core." 

Throughout the statement, Moore never said that the transgender person assaulting Gaines was wrong. Instead, she called Riley’s views on transgenderism “abhorrent” and proceeded to block Gaines on her Twitter account.

Saying these things in a school-wide email would be ridiculous in and of itself, but Moore’s willingness to then block the mob's female victim is truly abhorrent.

A real woman was attacked by a man claiming to be a woman, and yet Moore sided with the man who violently attacked a female. Am I the only one that thinks that's a load of crap?

Despite the attempts to silence her, Gaines is not intimidated in the slightest and says she will continue to use her voice regardless of the consequences.

“People are being eye-opened. Maybe two years ago, when a lot of this started coming to light, people wanted to virtue signal,” Gaines said. “But now, they’re seeing how this is harmful to women. We are losing out on our safety and privacy.”