‘I really don’t like being harassed,’ she tells the camera. ‘This is not OK. And he’s screaming at me.’
Home: In a follow-up video, Ally explained that the man had followed her for blocks after approaching her on the subway, but she was now safe
Ally’s video has been viewed more than 1.1 million times and has received thousands of comments, many of which were from women who could relate to this all-too-common type of harassment.
‘Being followed n the street while you’re alone is absolutely terrifying. I’m so sorry,’ one person wrote, while another added: ‘I saw the fear in your eyes. Why are men like this?’
‘NO is a complete sentence. No further explanation is necessary nor “owed.” I’m glad you’re ok,’ someone else commented.
A number of people wanted to know if Ally was safe, prompting her to film a follow-up video about the incident.
‘Everything’s fine. I’m good, but if anything, it was more annoying having a guy straight up follow you when you’re asking him not to do that,’ she says. ‘It went on for blocks before I started taking the video.’
Ally then recounts how the man asked her where she was going and she had to make up a story about how she was headed to her boyfriend’s place.
‘I don’t have a boyfriend, but the fact that I had to make that up really sucks — just to get somebody to leave you alone,’ she says.
‘I’m living in the Jersey area by myself. I just got this apartment, so if you have any tips on how to stay safe…I would love to hear them and read about them.’
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