Thugs from Williamsburg's Satmar Hasidic enclave allegedly sent Hershy Deutsch Facebook messages threatening to "make (him) look like" this picture after his girlfriend came forward to accuse a respected community figure of sexual abuse. (DNAinfo.com/Facebook/Hershy Deutsch)
Strangers in the street screamed for his blood, he said.
"They were screaming after me," Deutsch told DNAinfo.com New York. "They surrounded my car, like 200 people screaming 'come out of the car — we'll kill you.'"
Sources told DNAinfo.com New York that officials were investigating the alleged threats against Deutsch.
Fierce tactics of intimidation and coercion are nothing new for sexual abuse victims who seek justice from inside Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves. But Deutsch's story is unique in one respect — four men who allegedly approached him to relay an offer of $500,000 in hush money if his girlfriend dropped her case are now facing criminal charges after a first-of-its-kind arrest.
But Deutsch said he felt nothing but gratitude.
Source: DNAinfo.com By Sonja Sharp