Brandon White, the 20-year-old gay man whose savage beating in Atlanta on Saturday was captured on video, addressed the media at a press conference today.
MyFox Atlanta reports White decided to come forward after seeing the video of his beating, in which is attackers yell homophobic slurs at him as they punched, kicked and threw a tire at him.
Surveillance video from the store showed another angle of the attack. The men could be seen on the video preparing to jump White, and one person had a cell phone camera that recorded it. Another man is seen helping the victim walk away after the violent attack.
On Tuesday, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the men responsible for attacking White.
Initially White had decided not to contact authorities, feeling embarrassed and humiliated by the incident, but he said after seeing the footage he realized he didn’t want anyone else to go through what he did.