Moise Morancy went from an aspiring rapper/actor to a viral hero.
The 21-year-old has been hailed as a good Samaritan after a video of him saving a girl from an alleged sexual assault while riding a bus in Queens made its rounds on the internet. Morancy posted the video recorded by another passenger to his social media, which shows the emcee restraining the alleged assailant before police arrived at the scene.
In the video, you hear the young artist saying, “Don’t you ever do that s–t again, you hear me? He was touching a little girl, and then I defended her.”
In a Facebook post describing the incident, he wrote: “I’m sitting at the back of the bus when this drunk guy gets on, saying all types of sexual s–t to this little girl sitting next to me. At first he started caressing her hand and I saw how uncomfortable it made her, so she let go and put her hands in her pocket. He then proceeded to forcibly do it again.”
Another passenger called 911, while Morancy held the man to the ground for 20 minutes. But when police arrived, they treated the rapper as the suspect, NY Daily News reports. Morancy said, “They started to detain me, and I was confused. I felt criminalized.”
A police sergeant ordered Morancy’s release, while Pablo Levano, who’s charged with forcible touching, child endangerment and harassment, remains locked up on Rikers Island on $2,000 bond or $1,000 cash bail.
SOURCE: NY Daily News | PHOTO CREDIT: Getty, Facebook
True Strength: Celebrities Who've Been Open About Their Mental Health Issues
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1. Lady Gaga once told Billboard about her depression, “I’ve suffered through depression and anxiety my entire life. I just want these kids to know that this modern thing, where everyone is feeling shallow and less connected? That’s not human."
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2. Adele once admitted that anxiety attacks keep her from playing large festivals and arenas.
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3. Jennifer Lawrence once revealed that she suffered from social anxiety as soon as she started school.
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4. Kid Cudi checked himself into rehab in October for depression and suicidal thoughts.
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5. Lena Dunham is often open about her anxiety and OCD, once saying, "To those struggling with anxiety, OCD, depression: I know it’s mad annoying when people tell you to exercise, and it took me about 16 medicated years to listen. I’m glad I did."
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6. After a stint in rehab for anorexia, bulimia, and cutting, Demi Lovato discovered that she was manic depressive/bipolar. She told People, "I feel like I am in control now, where for my whole life, I wasn’t in control."
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7. Kanye West reportedly felt suicidal after the death of his mother in 2007.
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8. Zayn Malik's anxiety is often so crippling, it's caused him to cancel shows.
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9. Britney Spears knows a thing or two about social anxiety, saying, "I'm not good in large groups, I just make everything awkward."
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10. The Rock talked to Oprah about his depression, saying, "I wish I had someone at that time who could just pull me aside and say, 'Hey, it's gonna be okay. It'll be okay.'"
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11. Kerry Washington once spoke about her depression and unhealthy relationship with food and exercise in college, saying, "I think it’s really important to take the stigma away from mental health."
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