Openly gay DJ Samantha Ronson has responded with anger over reports that a lesbian clubber at one of her gigs was viciously attacked because of her sexual orientation.
The DJ, whose on-off relationship with Lindsay Lohan has kept her in the news recently, played a set at a Seattle club earlier this month where one reveller, a young woman, was apparently beaten by a man.
The woman suffered a fractured eye socket and a broken nose in the incident, which allegedly started inside the club.
Eyewitnesses said the man had shouted homophobic abuse and followed her onto the street, where he then attacked her.
According to a police report, the incident arose from an argument between the woman and a bouncer.
Writing on her MySpace, Ronson posted a photograph of the injured clubber, adding: “That picture above was taken after a girl was attacked at a party I DJ’d in Seattle, simply for being gay. It’s disgusting.
“No one should have to suffer any sort of attack, verbal or physical, for any reason. There are no excuses for violence – people say ‘well they’re just ignorant or uneducated’ – so what???
“Unfortunately people are killed, beaten and attacked daily for a number of ridiculously irrational reasons. I’m not saying that everyone has to love everyone individually, I’m no hippie, but seriously people, no one should ever resort to violence.
“What if your sister, mother, brother or father were being pummelled for wearing a red sweater? Would you stand by and do nothing? Well, we are all someone’s child, sibling, or friend! Open your eyes!”