A transgender cheerleader kicked out of a Texas college for allegedly choking a teammate denies there was any bodily altercation — and intends to sue, The Post has discovered.
Averie Chanel Medlock, 25, insisted her aspect of the story wasn’t heard earlier than she was slapped with a $500 prison quotation and kicked off her cheer workforce for allegedly assaulting one other cheerleader on July 21 at Ranger College.
“There was no bodily contact in any respect,” Medlock informed The Post throughout a cellphone interview Monday. “I used to be simply attempting to speak it out as an grownup.”
Medlock, whose authorized identify is Averie Chanel Satchell, claims her teammate Karleigh Jones received upset when she refused to purchase her a vape.
Medlock later went to Karleigh’s room to apologize, however an argument ensued reasonably than an assault as alleged, she recalled.
Medlock’s teammate then known as her father, who known as the police, she stated.
The athlete stated she was then escorted off college grounds and booted from the Ranger College cheer workforce. She now plans to sue the varsity for discrimination and is at present looking for an lawyer.
“There ought to’ve been a gathering with me,” Medlock stated of being tossed after the allegation. “There was no questions requested. The coach didn’t even get my aspect of the story.”
Messages searching for remark from Ranger College cheerleading coach Nichole Turner and college officers weren’t instantly returned Monday.
“If I’d’ve assaulted her, I’d be in jail,” Medlock stated. “[Jones’ father] made up lies and received me kicked off the workforce.”
However, Eastland County District Attorney Brad Stephenson stated there was an assault — however he believes cops dealt with the incident appropriately by issuing a quotation akin to a rushing ticket or operating a cease signal.
“There positively was an assault and it may’ve ostensibly been charged as a category A misdemeanor, however I feel they appropriately charged it as a category C misdemeanor,” Stephenson informed The Post Monday.
Stephenson stated his workplace has requested all video footage of the altercation. Police departments sometimes don’t produce studies on class C misdemeanor assaults, in response to the district lawyer.
Had Medlock been charged with misdemeanor assault, she would have confronted as much as a 12 months in jail and a $4,000 tremendous if convicted, Stephenson stated.
“I imagine it was, based mostly on the data I had,” he stated when requested if Medlock was charged accurately. “Ranger [police] charged her and additional gave her a prison trespass quotation that subtle the state of affairs that would’ve shortly gotten out of hand.”
Medlock beforehand informed KTAB/KRBC she was booted off the workforce because of Mike Jones’ “assumptions” of what occurred. The first trans cheerleader at Ranger College stated nobody on the camp had any points together with her identification till Karleigh and her father complained.
“They knew that I used to be trans,” Medlock insisted. “They knew that I used to be completely different from all the opposite women. It wasn’t a giant deal till her dad got here up and made a scene.”
Medlock made Ranger College’s cheerleading workforce in April after being legally labeled as a feminine in Texas and altering her identify a couple of month earlier.
Medlock posted footage of what she known as “video proof” exhibiting that she didn’t assault Karleigh as her teammate known as her a “man” whereas saying she had a penis.
“Her father goes round saying that I choked her out and made her cross out,” Medlock wrote within the put up.
“I used to be simply joking with Karleigh,” Medlock stated on the clip. “I’ve by no means performed something imply to Karleigh.”
Medlock known as out her former teammate’s dad within the put up, insisting that he “get his info straight.”
Jones, in the meantime, has claimed that his daughter known as him at 1 a.m. whereas hiding in a room away from Medlock.
Jones declined to provide an on-camera interview, KTAB/KRBC reported. But he and different dad and mom stated they had been uncomfortable with Medlock being on the camp as a result of she’s 25-year-old and born as a organic male.
Ranger College launched a press release on the matter, saying it takes all “allegations of this nature critically” whereas being dedicated to offering a discrimination-free studying surroundings.
“At this time, Ranger College is following all relevant Title IX rules and Board Policies,” the assertion learn.
A Ranger Police Department quotation obtained by the stations present that Medlock was cited for assault by bodily contact on July 22, hours after the alleged assault. She has till Friday to pay the $500 tremendous or it doubles to $1,000, Medlock informed The Post.