Every person — every educated person, that is — has seen the viral video of a woman on a Westport-bound train berating a conductor. But the star of the clip wishes you hadn’t according to The New York Daily News.
The paper reports that the video’s subject, Hermon Raju, is seeking a PR firm to help stem the tide of criticism directed at her.
The Daily News says it has obtained a letter sent to one such firm, in which Raju claims there was more to the argument than the video shows.
“The public only knows the two minutes of my dispute that were shown on the video that went viral,” said Raju. “However, there was a lot more to the story than those two minutes.”
“I can honestly say I feel raped by the Internet,” Raju writes, according to the paper.
The video features a woman, Raju arguing with a conductor after being asked to quiet her conversation and stop using profanity. Raju responds by increasing the volume of her voice, insisting she is not a hooligan and pointing to her degree as a defense.
“[Do you know] how well educated I am?” she asks.
Raju has garnered countless criticism for her behavior on blog posts and even national news; Keith Olbermann and Anderson Cooper have dressed her down on their respective TV shows.
According to the Daily News, no one has taken on Raju as a client.