A musician accused a man of snatching her wig off on the street for no reason. He's been let go from his law firm after TikTok sleuths tracked him down.
- The TikToker Lizzy Ashliegh confronted a man who she said randomly snatched her wig on the street.
- She said TikTok users tracked down the man's identity less than 12 hours after her video went viral.
A man accused of snatching a woman's wig off her head in a viral video has been fired by his employer, a New York City law firm, per a statement posted to the company's website on Tuesday.
Over the weekend, Lizzy Ashliegh, a Brooklyn native and musician, said TikTok vigilantes took matters into their own hands after she filmed herself confronting a man on the street who she said had tugged off her wig for no reason.
"This man just took off my wig and kept walking," she captioned the video she shared over the weekend. "There's demons in NY I swear."
Pardon my French but he needs one good ass whooping !!!♬ original sound - Lizzy Ashliegh
In the clip, the infuriated creator repeatedly asked the man why he took her wig off. Two of his friends were seen urging him to apologize to Ashliegh, but he said nothing and tried to walk away.
Viewers fumed on her behalf. "The way he's acting like you're literally not there is making me insannnneeee," a top commenter wrote.
"Him smiling in ur face was making me soooooo mad," another person said.
In a follow-up video the next day, Ashliegh said that the internet had tracked down the man's identity in "less than 12 hours." She said she'd also filed a police report and received muscle relaxers for her neck after she went to the doctor at the police's suggestion.
@lizzyashmusic Replying to @ANI-PHANTOMl ♬ original sound - Lizzy Ashliegh
The TikToker did not immediately respond to a request for comment. In a recent video, she said she wasn't speaking further on the matter until she "moves forward legally."
Social-media sleuths said the man was an associate at the law firm Leader Berkon Colao & Silverstein. The law firm automatically replied to a comment request saying the man was no longer employed.
"We have been made aware of a video of a non-work related incident involving one of our associates circulating on social media," the company stated. "We take seriously any inappropriate behavior by any employee, whether inside or outside the workplace. This associate is no longer with the Firm."
Users invested in the saga have cheered Ashliegh on. "I'm so sorry he chose to attack you like that, you don't deserve that at all and I'm glad he's going to face consequences for it," one commenter wrote.
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