One transgender cheerleader, who is biologically a male, was slammed with criminal charges this past week for allegedly choking out a female teammate while attending a cheerleading camp.
It was reported by Fox News that the incident took place in Texas at Ranger College after the female teammate allegedly said that Averie Chanel Medlock was “a man” and implied that Medlock should not be part of the team.
“Well guys I’m officially retired as a cheerleader as of last night at 5:30 AM. A girl on the team was being very disrespectful and told me I am a MAN with a PENIS and that [guys] should not be on the team,” the transgender cheerleader, Averie Chanel Medlock, reportedly expressed via social media.
“I stood up for myself and she called her mom and dad because she was scared because I [stood] up for myself. Her father said, ‘she still has testosterone and a penis and I will kill anyone who comes after my daughter.’”
The recent report stated that Medlock claimed that her teammate issued a series of transphobic and racist remarks directly before the alleged incident took place and that a video highlighted that the rest of the team was hiding in fear of Medlock.
Medlock reportedly stated that the alleged assault on the female cheerleader was just a joke. Despite the weak defense, law enforcement officers have charged Medlock with assault and officially kicked Medlock from the campus.
The father of the female cheerleader who was allegedly attacked by Medlock is not calling on law enforcement to release all relevant video footage of the incident.
The father stood up for his actions on social media, stating: “I ask you what you would have done when receiving a phone call at 1 o’clock in the morning from your daughter stating they had locked themselves in the room with other girls.”
The father went on to state that he never made a single remark about Medlock’s “race or gender.”
This entire incident takes place as the ongoing issue of biological males being able to compete against biological females in sports has consistently been a major headline over the past few years, which includes the most recent of these high-profile cases involving University of Pennsylvania swimmer Lia Thomas.
As part of a recent interview by Fox News, University of Kentucky swimmer Riley Gaines stood up against Thomas’ involvement in the sport, stating that when the college women went up against Thomas at the CNAA championships, they were not “forewarned” that Thomas would be allowed into the same locker room as them and would be undressing in front of them.
“People just weren’t really talking about it. And so we get to NCAAs, it was at Georgia Tech, and so we get there, and the environment is nothing like I’ve ever seen before,” explained Gaines. “It was so, like, almost edgy. Like people didn’t really know what to say, who to say what to, how to feel.”
“This was on day one,” she concluded. “and then that night we watched Lia Thomas win a national title and blow all the other females completely out of the water. And that next day we came back and the mood had shifted to where people were mad. The girls, you know, there were tears, these poor ninth and seventeenth place finishers who missed out on being named an All-American, there’s extreme discomfort in the locker room.”