Michelle Yi is recovering after a horrible attack.
The 37-year-old Survivor: Fiji alum, who competed in the reality TV show in 2006, was attacked by a homeless woman last week in Santa Monica, Calif.
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According to a report from the New York Post, she was stabbed and beaten with a metal baton by a homeless woman, and images of the attack were circulated on social media by digital personality Murtz Jaffer.
The alleged attacker also went after two other people before her, according to authorities, via People.
Michelle had arrived at a pilates studio where she was teaching a class shortly before 6 a.m., but as students arrived, she noticed a woman heading toward the door.
“She was yelling all sorts of things like, ‘You stole my identity,’ and ‘You’re a prostitute.’ Santa Monica has a homeless problem, and I’ve dealt with this type of thing before. So I told her, ‘Ma’am, you can’t be here. You need to leave,’” she said to People.
“She stabbed me in the left bicep. And then she hit me on the right hand with the baton. My Apple Watch shattered,” she continued, adding: “Blood was everywhere.”
She went on to get multiple stitches to a wound near her eyeball.
Police apprehended the woman, and she was charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon and remains in custody.
“When we arrived the suspect was still on the scene. The officers took her into custody and interviewed the victims and witnesses,” a police spokesman also told the outlet.
“I can’t say why she attacked me, of all people. But she was a white lady who attacked three people that morning. Another victim was an elderly Asian man who was walking his dog, and the third was also a person of color. I can’t prove whether it was racially motivated or not, but she was screaming all sorts of awful things at me. The facts are what they are,” Michelle said.
“It appeared that she was mentally unstable and maybe off her medication. That probably caused her to do what she did,” police added.
Michelle says she is “on the mend. Emotionally, it’s harder, but I should be OK.”