Fox's Kat Timpf ambushed at political event: 'My eyes were burning'

Fox's Kat Timpf ambushed at political event: 'My eyes were burning'
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Kat Timpf was approached by an unidentified man at a political event in Brooklyn who then dumped a bottle of water on her head, the Fox News host told The Hill on Tuesday.

According to Timpf, the event on Monday night was for her friend Ben Kissel’s campaign for Brooklyn borough president, where "The Fox News Specialists" co-host and "Greg Gutfeld Show" correspondent was scheduled to speak about criminal justice reform.

"I was there to do something for my friend," Timpf said in an interview. "And this guy just comes up, it was very clear that he was there because he knew I was there ahead of time. He was coming there to come after me, which is the most terrifying thing about all of it.

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"He came up from behind me, tapped me on the shoulder, dumped [water] on my head and whipped the rest of it directly into my face. My eyes were burning. It was right into my face."

The man responsible has not been apprehended.

Timpf during the interview didn't embrace the option of using security personnel in the future.

"I'm such a chill person. I don't want to be somebody who does anything like this," she said. "I felt bad having to call the cops. I just want to be able to live my life and stay dry and unthreatened. That would be dope. That would be good enough for me."

"Not everyone has to like me," she continued. "I don't want to have to feel like I have a target on my back when I'm out in public by some lunatic who hasn't even met me."

Timpf, who is also a columnist for National Review, said she's always been a magnet for hatred online from all sides of the political spectrum because she's not an ideologue.

"I have so many different people who do hate me from all sides of the aisle because I'm not hyperpartisan. So I have people who don't like me that are on the left, people who don't like me on the right. I have people that don't like me because I'm not really into 'Star Wars.' "

Timpf received death threats in 2015 after joking as a guest on Fox's "Red Eye" that she "wasn't familiar with 'Star Wars' because I've been too busy liking cool things and being attractive."

She also said had no interest in "watching space nerds poke each other with their little space nerd sticks."

A YouTube video response by "Star Wars" fans to Timpf quickly followed and went viral, resulting in death threats being directed at her via social media and email.

Timpf said while she can't understand why she was attacked in Brooklyn, she isn't going to change her lifestyle.

"It didn't do any good," Timpf says. "I don't even know what he was mad about. What was he protesting? My existence?

"Because I'm not going anywhere, so good luck with that one."

The 28-year-old libertarian received notes of support on Twitter.