According to latest developments regarding the Sharkeisha fight video that went viral, victim Shamichael Manuel suspects that she was set up by her former friend along with some other girls. The reason for the brutal beating that she took is (surprise, surprise) a boy, as reported in KHOU.
The November 19 attack, recorded on a cell phone, shows Manuel being punched in the face and kicked with relentless force.
"I was just in shock. I was like oh my God. Did she really do this? You're supposed to be my close friend," Manuel said.
Manuel, who post the beating is seen lying curled up on the ground in the video and says she never saw the attack coming.
"We were talking in school earlier that day. She made it seem like there was nothing wrong with her," explained Manuel.
Manuel was rescued and driven home after a neighbour came to her assistance. She has not been able to return to school as she's having trouble seeing out of her right eye. The nasty beat-down left her with a black eye and a busted lip.
"It is hurting and crushing to me," Manuel said. "I felt humiliated and embarrassed and hurt at the same time."
On Tuesday night around 10:30 EST, the video jumped from 12,000 to 20,000 "favorites" in a matter of minutes, which is when it was taken off Instagram. The popularity of the video seems to have added tremendously to Manuel's humiliation.
The girl seen punching and kicking in the graphic footage has turned into an internet sensation.
"The video's just going and going. They're making jokes, and they're taunting. They're glorifying the girl Sharkeysha, but they're taunting my daughter at the same time," said mother Olevia Henderson.
Olevida Henderson has been trying to report the video online, but she feels there's nothing she can do to stop it.
"I was in the grocery store, and the girl was checking out my groceries. The baggers were just laughing and talking about it. I said that's my daughter in that video, and their whole expression changed," added Henderson.
Henderson stated that in spite of her reporting the incident to the assistant principal at Cypress Creek High School, no action was taken as the attack didn't happen at school. But a report has been filed with the Harris County Sherriff's Office.
You can view the video of Manuel's interview below: