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Woman Praised For Standing Up To Man 'Harassing' Her At Gym

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Woman Praised For Standing Up To Man 'Harassing' Her At Gym

This is the moment when a woman in the gym stood up to a guy she claims has been 'harassing' her for weeks:

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Chelsie Gleason was recording her weight routine on the gym floor when the man approached her, before beginning to walk off. It's not clear exactly what he says but upon turning around, he's pointing in her direction.

As he gets right next to Chelsie - who was keeping her headphones in, in a bid to ignore him - she quickly moves away and shouts: "Don't come near me."

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With that, the man swiftly walks away from her and the camera which was filming the entire incident. Now, Chelsie has shared it on TikTok (@justchesslee) and been praised for her reaction.

Credit: ViralHog
Credit: ViralHog

Responding to the video, which has been watched nearly 20 million times, one person wrote: "Yes! Always be loud and call attention! I'm so sorry you had to deal with that."

Another added: "YES MAKE A SCENE YELL AT HIM DO NOT BE POLITE."

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And a third commented: "Ladies: Don't ever be afraid to be loud and cause a scene if a man is making you uncomfortable."

Someone else said: "The fact that you gracefully ignored him and he still had the audacity to get THAT close to you KNOWING you weren't interested."

In an update, Chelsie explained the man had been found and banned from the gym and took the time to thank Crunch Fitness.

Credit: ViralHog
Credit: ViralHog
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In a video posted after the incident, Chelsie took the time to give a bit more information.

She said: "When I first had an interaction with this guy, he was, he seemed like just a random nice guy that would come up and talk to people in the gym.

"After weeks and weeks and weeks of weeks of this happening, you know, it started getting a little weird. Like, why is he approaching me, I've already told him, you know, leave me alone. I don't really need your help. I don't really want your advice. I'm not asking you for anything. Just kind of leave me alone.

"So me and my friends started noticing his weird behaviour, he would go up to random people and talk about weird conspiracy stuff, you know, black vans following him, you know, people's personalities being changed."

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Speaking about the moment he approached her, she went on: "When he turned around, he called me a f*****g traitor, which, you know, he's called me before, so I didn't think anything of it, honestly, at that point.

"Staff is well aware, we're all watching him. We're not really doing too much, because he's just, it's all verbal. And it's nothing threatening, really, until about a couple weeks ago.

Credit: ViralHog
Credit: ViralHog

"So a couple of weeks ago, we had a really horrible interaction with him. I was with some of my girlfriends working out and he came up to us and I was just like, dude, just f**k off. Leave us alone. We don't want to talk to you. I don't want to talk to you. I've told you before just f**k off.

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"And he called me crazy, called me a b***h, literally got all defensive. He would follow me around areas of the gym, just make weird comments to me harass me, and a lot of my gym brothers, they would have my back, they made sure that I got to my car safely."

In a second explainer, she said: "Everybody who goes [to the gym] at the time I go is pretty close. So I had a lot of gym bros walk me up to my car, I'm really comfortable with them.

"The night time staff, I'm pretty cool with you know, they'll walk me to my car if nobody else can, and make sure I get there safely and make sure I'm okay.

"Finally, after this video blew up, we got his name, we got ahold of him. He's banned. He can't come back.

"When I got to the gym last night, they informed me that he tried to come back and the police were called and he was arrested. And they found he already had a warrant out for stalking another girl.

"So but there you go, that's pretty much it. He's in jail. Now he's kicked out. He's banned, everybody safe."

Featured Image Credit: ViralHog

Topics: Viral, Gym, Community

Rebecca Shepherd
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