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Damien -- came to this city about a month -- to pursue his dream of an acting career but he quickly got a lesson in the random cruelty a blind hatred.
Now those closest to -- are hoping that their kindness will help -- all his wounds.
-- -- -- We caught up with a 26 year old waiter and aspiring actor outside his New Jersey apartment.
A baseball hat and sunglasses covered most of the injuries he received early Sunday morning.
This is what -- look like after being punched by two men -- shouted anti gay slurs at him as he was leaving the McDonald's on west third street and sixth avenue.
But now friends and even strangers are rallying around him.
Everybody agrees -- just.
Having an official statements outside the McDonald's people expressed shock that something like this could happen.
It's such a busy area in this day and age.
If you don't like people that's absolutely fine you know well it's outside opinions but at the end of the day to take it that -- -- -- beat somebody because of something that they do.
You know it behind closed doors that's a little ignorant cops along with City Council speaker Christine Quinn.
Put up fliers asking for information about the two men in their late teens or early twenties who attacked the -- it is incredibly important.
That we apprehend the perpetrators as quickly as possible to send a message.
That these types of crimes will not be tolerated at the -- teacup on seventh avenue south -- -- works as a waiter.
Owner Lawrence page says he'll continue to pay him until he's well enough to return to work.
I just would never thought that would happen and you know because he's -- really really nice guy soft guy you know to customers love them.
Everybody loves a -- just don't doesn't make sense that it happened and he's six foot something -- also you know so.
It's pretty bad.
So far no one has been arrested in his attack cops are investigating this as a bias crime and they're asking you if you have any information.
To give them a call 180577.
Tips in the west village I'm Lisa Evers Fox 5 News.
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