The man filmed slapping a woman in an early-morning NYC subway brawl has been cleared of all charges.
Jorge Pena, 25, was one of four people arrested after a fight erupted on the F train as it pulled into West 4th Street station around 5 a.m. Saturday morning.
Authorities determined that Pena acted in self defense after an allegedly drunk woman, Danay Howard, hit him with her stiletto, according to Gothamist. Howard was determined to be the aggressor, and is charged with felony assault and disorderly conduct.
In video of the incident, which has more than 4.9 million YouTube views, Howard can be heard verbally antagonizing Pena, making fun of his fur hat and telling him that his jacket “came out in 1990” before ultimately taking a swing at him.
Pena, who is the tall man in the 8-ball jacket, responded with an open-handed slap that sparked a brawl in the train car.
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