An Australian TikTok star suffered burns on her face after three masked men allegedly threw an acid-like substance at her in Sydney’s CBD overnight.
As per the reports, three masked men were travelling in a black SUV and confronted her as they pulled up alongside Jenny Elhassan while she was walking outside the Old Town Hong Kong restaurant on Dixon Street in Haymarket around 11.15 pm.
The unfortunate incident occurred when Jenny Elhassan, 32, was filming a Live TikTok video when the trio allegedly jumped out of the vehicle and one of the men threw the unknown substance, believed to be acid, at her.
Her followers watched in horror as she rushed to get help. Luckily, Elhassan said that she was wearing sunglasses, or else she could have lost her vision.
The men got back into the car and fled the scene while Ms Elhassan was filmed frantically asking for help.
The TikToker has shared her side of her story, and revealed that she was asked an ominous question shortly before she was attacked with acid.
LAD Bible reported that Elhassan was live-streaming the whole ordeal and her followers watched in horror as scenes unfolded. In the video, Elhassan shared how before the attack she was getting weird messages, during her livestream, from a TikTok user.
She said that the TikTok user was constantly asking her about her location. “They were persistent to know where I was,” she said. Elhassan also mentioned that the user urged her to take off her sunglasses as she was sitting indoors. “Now that this has unfolded I am understanding the whole situation,” Elhassan said.
NSW Ambulance Inspector Andrew Bibby reportedly shared that when the paramedics arrived, the TikToker was “very distressed and appeared to be struggling to breathe." Her face was quite swollen, and the chemical substance was also impacting her vision.
Detective Acting Inspector Sean West called the acid attack “completely unacceptable” adding that an investigation is underway into why Elhassan was targeted.
“We are aware of a video that's being circulated, and that's one of many lines of inquiry,” he said.
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