The girlfriend of American tennis star Taylor Fritz, Morgan Riddle, has claimed that she was grabbed during the Super Bowl on Sunday night by what she described as ‘drunk and gross’ men.
Riddle explained the experience that she described as ‘scary’ and mentioned that she ended up suffering a panic attack after what she was subjected to.
She shared her ordeal in a series of Instagram Stories, and the abuse was not limited to the Super Bowl itself. She says there were incidents throughout the weekend.
“Wasn’t going to post about this but I actually think it’s important to. I can’t believe the levels of harassment we dealt with this weekend from grown men,” the fashion influencer, 26, wrote.
“In the last 3 days I’ve been grabbed, groped, harassed, cat called incessantly, basically every few minutes when we were out in public. And it was really bad at the game today. We couldn’t even enjoy the game without getting bothered by drunk, rude, gross male fans. It’s extremely stressful and scary.”
Father hits on Riddle with his son
In a separate slide, Riddle, who was filming herself in the stall, shared details on an encounter she had at the game with a father and his child, stating: “He used his kid as a vehicle to try to hit on us.”
“His own son, a child, turned to him and said, ‘Dad, what are you doing?’ How do you think little boys become obnoxious men?” she wrote.
“I have male sports fans who follow me and luckily I’ve never experienced something like this with tennis but I just hope any guy reading this understands the gravity of your words and actions. Were all just there to try and watch a football game,” Riddle said.
“Getting grabbed by grown men is scary and insensitive.”