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BREAKING: Kathryn Knott Found Guilty In Philly Gay Bashing Trial

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The jury has spoken: Kathryn Knott has been found guilty of simple assault, conspiracy and reckless endangerment.

Knott was one of three charged following an attack on two gay men in September, 2014.

The other two pleaded guilty and accepted a generous plea deal — Knott insisted on going to trial.

NBC Philadelphia reports Knott was found “not guilty of more serious aggravated assault charges and not guilty of charges against the other victim.”

Related: Kathryn Knott’s Gay Cousin Urges Jury To Let Her Go, Claims She’s A Victim Of Slander

Kathryn was one of about 15 people who engaged a same-sex couple in downtown Philly in a verbal argument that quickly turned violent.

She claimed in court that she turned away when things got physical. “I didn’t want anyone getting hurt,” she said during her trial. “I was trying to calm the situation.”

Related: Kathryn Knott Denies Throwing Punches, Says It’s OK To Use “Gay” As An Insult If The Person Isn’t Gay

NBC notes Knott “may have escaped jail time” because she was not found guilty of the more serious aggravated assault charges.

We’ll bring you more updates to this story as they come.

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134 Comments

  • JerseyMike

    DING DONG THE WICKED WITCH IS DEAD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Captain Obvious

    Ha, and some homos say there isn’t a God. He’s real folks. Bye, bitch.

  • JerseyMike

    SPOKE TO SOON!! DAMN IT!! THAT BITCH!!!!!!!!

  • Desert Boy

    Lock the bitch up.

  • Captain Obvious

    @JerseyMike: Damn me too, but white blonde in America. Are we really surprised?

  • Richard Neely

    Wow. That surprises me.

  • Justin Weeks

    She should have got more

  • Londale Foster

    When u engage with 15 others to beat down a gay couple it is ok to do so…You will walk away with a simple fine….Go Figure!!

  • Scott Clark

    Guilty of only the very least of any of the charges. Little slap on the wrist if even that.

  • Vince Ramrod

    No, not really. She got her hand slapped. Nothing to be happy with.

  • Severn H Kirchem

    Lol… Wasn’t the Bimbo offered a plea deal?!?!… But instead she went to Trial… Better Deal for all!!!

  • Christy Tweddle

    They all got off easy. This is no victory

  • Roger Curnock

    What a joke! There just is no justice. Disgraceful.

  • Captain Obvious

    @Londale Foster: As long as the bashers are white anyway. If they’re any shade of yellow or brown you’re ok cause they’re going down.

  • trell

    I just hope the sentencing is reflective of this. Glad to hear that the jury weren’t blindsided by the appeals on character by her cousin or influenced by her father’s position. (It’s going to be a bit awkward at the police station tomorrow, no doubt..!)

    But I will be very pissed off if she ends up with an equal or lesser sentence than her two accomplices. She deserves jail, and anything less is an insult to the two guys who were hospitalised. This is hate-crime pure and simple.

  • Tommy Parlon

    This is why PA needs hate crime legislation

  • Dalton Moses

    Misleading headline. Someone needs to push her down a flight of stairs.

  • JerseyMike

    @trell: Bitch was only charged with the lesser charges. There will be no jail time for this twat. Maybe a yr of probation and some community service. Less than the other two.

  • Terry Simmons

    Good. Now bash her ass to jail

  • David Harlem

    Another victim of “affluenza”…bright white and loving it. I was hoping to see her on an episode of “Orange is the new Black”. Freaking bitch…I understand why her closeted boyfriends perpetrated the attack but what’s her problem “penis envy”.

  • Creig Stearne

    Enjoy Christmas you Cunt!

  • Curt Rogers

    It doesn’t hurt that she’s a blonde white female. White privilege was on her side as much as straight privilege.

  • meghanada

    @Captain Obvious: She was only found guilty of the lesser charges, moron. She’s going to get no jail time, only probation.

    And PC gays like you, with their virulent hatred of gay men, and worship of women, have conspired to let that crazy cvnt free. An example is the article below from that disgusting rag “The Advocate (of the Devil)”.

    advocate.com/commentary/2014/09/26/op-ed-finding-sympathy-most-hated-woman-america

  • Christopher Ray Brown

    So are we gonna riot and raise hell just like everyone else does when someone gets shot by the police?!?!

  • pjm1

    my take/reading is knot was convicted of 4 crimes. Simple assault,
    conspiracy to commit simple assault and 2 counts of reckless endangerment
    (1 count per victim). Each verdict carries a potential 2 year sentence for a max
    of 8 years. Each count is a misdemeanor (less than a felony).

    So, the the question is — will knot get jail time. The 2 guys convicted of more serious
    charges (aggravated assault — felonies) — were not sentenced to jail. However,
    the both reached plea deals, avoided trial, and accepted responsibility for their actions.

    Knot, however, has not accepted responsibility and it seems perjured herself on the stand.
    The judge will take this into account. It would not surprise me to see a 3 month sentence,
    probation and fines.

    I lengthy sentence will not happen, not really should it. She seems to have thrown punches
    but did not cause the serious damage.

  • meghanada

    @Captain Obvious: Please, provide proof of that assessment.

    Are you aware that race isn’t the only axis of oppression around? that sexual orientation is, too? And that Black straight people enjoy more social favorability than gay people of any color, including white?

  • Paul Delta

    WHITE TRASH THIN EYEBROWED PIECE OF ABUSED VAGINA! Mbye.

  • Judy Rae Jackson

    She is a LIAR. She absolutely was in the middle of the attack.

  • paul213b

    Hope she does get some jail time, and that her cell mates are some BIG bitches, and they show her some “true” lovin

  • Tim Brooks

    what a BITCH!!

  • Luis H. Lopez

    Yay! Now post pics of the injured gay man they beat up bunch of Antigay thugs !

  • AJAnders

    Wow, wow, wow!!! I was not expecting this at all. I thought for sure daddy’s connections were going to get her off easy.

    I’ve never been so happy to be wrong.

  • Glücklich

    Without jail time it’s a slap on the wrist.

    Hopefully some big burly Philly diesel dykes’ll dispense some street justice of their own, “Kathryn Knott & Friends-style.”

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Give up alcohol, gir’. It isn’t your friend. Grow up.

  • joeyty

    I’m glad she was at least convicted, but the misogyny here is really prety extreme. For those using “c–t” as an insult, don’t forget that’s what most of us emerged into the world from.

  • JerseyMike

    Since she was found guilty of simple assault, conspiracy and reckless endangerment she should get about 3 plus years of probation plus community service. Kevin Harrigan pleaded to conspiracy and simple assault and received three years of probation 200 hours of community service in a LBGT center. He is also banned from downtown Philly during his probation. She has one more charge than he did. Should have taken the plea bitch!! LMAO…

  • joeyty

    @Captain Obvious: White and blonde means you avoid punishment in the U.S. ?? As if Jeffrey Dahmer got off so easily.

  • ryantbo

    upset they didn’t find the arrogant little bitch guilty of the more serious crimes so she will probably not get any jail time. But she also thought she would get off scott free

  • rickhfx

    She is str8 and so was the jury and judge. How nice to be in the str8 majority, their “chosen” “lifestyle”.

  • MrEguy

    That festering, rancid pustule should be stripped naked, coated in Crisco and tossed into a pit of angry weasels.

  • Kangol

    Good! Let her rot UNDER THE PRISON!

  • Amaurys Arias

    Finally, but I bet she gets 3 day in jail

  • Steven Best

    It’s hard to take comfort in this – why is it that juries are so scared of throwing the book at someone that instead they choose to convict for a different crime that did not take place. The victims suffered serious injury which is aggravated assault. No “simple assault” took place.

  • Eric Michener

    When the most violent of the aggressors were given a plea bargain that included no jail time did people really think that she was going to face jail time? I personally don’t know what video footage shows of the situation so I have to trust the jury did what they could and handed down an appropriate verdict. Either way the verdict will have consequences that impact the rest of her life. She won’t be able to work in her profession anymore and her future will face a lot more obstacles in establishing a career. I hope she is able to grow, mature and learn from her actions and come out a better person when all is said and done. People make mistakes but that doesn’t mean they can’t grow from it. I hope both the victims can heal and move forward with their lives now and she comes out on the other side of whatever punishment she has as a better person who has learned and will never act like this again.

  • Mason Boggs

    Ugly pig .She’s getting off too light

  • John Kuehnle

    Will we see protests in the street over this?

  • Bubbleandsqueal

    Regardless, no employer will touch her, except Fox News.

  • Giancarlo85

    If I was the Judge I would overturn the plea and enter my own judgment. Yes, judges can do that but it is quite rare. This girl deserved anywhere from five to ten years behind bars in my opinion.

  • Giancarlo85

    @Giancarlo85: By the way, I am suggesting the plea agreement was far too light.

  • Roger Psutka

    Bitch will get her’s. Karma’s a bitch!

  • Evji108

    She’s a nasty piece of work.

  • Brian

    I wonder if Kathryn Knott is one of these women who sees male homosexuality as a threat to her female privilege. A lot of women are like this. If they see male homosexuality in the mainstream, their claws come out and they utter anti-gay slurs. They tend to see male homosexuality in the mainstream as a threat to their ability to market themselves to men.

    You’ve got to remember that female privilege allows women to own the mainstream. Only women can wear revealing clothing for reasons of titillation, only women can cross-dress without it causing controversy, only women are allowed to say they are bisexual without it affecting their careers…the list goes on and on.

    Female privilege is anti-male and also anti-male homosexuality. Many modern women – including feminists – believe in female privilege. It’s time that we as men fought back…hard.

  • Hussain-TheCanadian

    I’m just wondering how the conversation will go when her cell-mate asks her: “So how did you end up in jail”?

    Lets just say our Lesbian sisters will give her a proper welcome after that.

  • jayceecook

    If you read the article that Queerty linked to it says that the jury could be heard yelling during deliberation. Also the jury foreperson is uber pissed with how things turned out and wanted her found guilty of the more serious charges. Obviously there must have been some jurors who thought she deserved the harher verdicts but in the end backed down to avoid a hung jury and her possibly getting off completely. Not surprised. Not just because of who she is but because I’ve spent time in Philly and I can’t say I have any positive memories of it or its people.

  • jayceecook

    @AThike2016: did you read what Queerty posted before commenting?

    “The jury has spoken: Kathryn Knott has been found guilty of simple assault, conspiracy and reckless endangerment.
    Knott was one of three charged following an attack on two gay men in September, 2014.
    The other two pleaded guilty and accepted a generous plea deal — Knott insisted on going to trial.
    NBC Philadelphia reports Knott was found “not guilty of more serious aggravated assault charges and not guilty of charges against the other victim.”
    Related: Kathryn Knott’s Gay Cousin Urges Jury To Let Her Go, Claims She’s A Victim Of Slander
    Kathryn was one of about 15 people who engaged a same-sex couple in downtown Philly in a verbal argument that quickly turned violent.
    She claimed in court that she turned away when things got physical. “I didn’t want anyone getting hurt,” she said during her trial. “I was trying to calm the situation.”
    Related: Kathryn Knott Denies Throwing Punches, Says It’s OK To Use “Gay” As An Insult If The Person Isn’t Gay
    NBC notes Knott “may have escaped jail time” because she was not found guilty of the more serious aggravated assault charges.
    We’ll bring you more updates to this story as they come.”

  • joeyty

    @Hussain-TheCanadian: I don’t think criminals, lesbian or not, care that much about social justice.

  • jimontp

    @AJAnders: As others have pointed out, Daddy’s connections DID get her off with only misdemeanors, not felonies, and if the judge is in Daddy’s pocket as well, the nasty homophobic bitch could just get only probation. Will the DA argue that her perjury means she has committed a felony? Hardly. They all know Daddy. But the two victims of the assault COULD bring a civil suit against her and sue for millions of damages physically and mentally. Do it guys, sue her in civil court.

  • Manny Yoko

    MERRY CHRISTMAS KATHRYN?️??????

  • Captain Obvious

    @joeyty: You do realize the reason she got such a light “punishment” is literally because she’s blonde and white which is seen as innocent and non-threatening in America right?

    There’s a reason so many people change their hair to blond… it’s not because it’s pretty(looks like straw to me).

    If you somehow don’t know this then there’s really something wrong. Even the most out of the loop person knows blonds especially female blondes can get away with a lot.

    Sorry if you don’t like admitting reality but that’s the truth. White skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes are the reason she’s not getting punished for her crime. Not because she somehow did less than the others or what her dad does for a living.

    A white woman in America can drown her own kids and have a man hunt started for a black man who doesn’t exist. Wake up, the rest of us are already here.

    @meghanada: You’re clearly off your meds.

  • Bobby Chandler

    Nothing will happen to that bitch.

  • jorgecruz

    Hopefully the conviction will cause her to lose her nurses license. I don’t believe in anything called Karma, but I do believe that people that act like this have a high likelihood of doing something stupid again in the future and she will not get off so easy when that happens.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    She’s not a nurse. She worked in an ER, but was ancillary. Odd how that the mind compartmentalizes off into such different factions. It’s so difficult to reconcile this. She abused her power by releasing private hospital records for her own bragging rights. Taking such glee is others’ misfortune is a tip-off that she’s a bit off in the head, exacerbated and fueled by alcohol. She has no business in the medical profession. Even the morgue is above a creature such as she. Imagine the abuses she would do towards corpses.

  • cabe

    @JerseyMike: @Captain Obvious:
    I don’t think her hair color or eye color had that much to do w/ her sentence. It has more to do with the fact that the victims were gay and our society is accustomed to thinking it’s okay to disparage and beat up on gays. Maybe if she was sweet and innocent looking I would agree w/ you on the appearance issue but she is very nondescript and unmemorable looking.

  • trell

    @JerseyMike: That’s a real shame. Still, jail-time or not, I get the feeling that her life won’t be the same again. Aside from making her daddy look really stupid, she won’t be able to show her face around Philly for a long time….!

  • Mark

    Not guilty of any felonies = no jail time and gays lose yet again.

  • Grumpy_demon

    Karma is a bitch just like this little bitch there is no innocense with this bitch

  • alphacentauri

    Will she get a slap on the wrist like the other ones did?

  • 1EqualityUSA

    She has all of the qualifications to get a job with NOM, Focus on the Family, or some other hate group. Maggie Gallagher used to pull in a tidy sum. Princeton’s Robert P. George could get some mileage out of this young assistant. She’s got the fundamentals down.

  • Captain Obvious

    @cabe: Wait so you think the jury sided with her because they hate gay people and not because she’s white, female, blonde, with blue eyes who couldn’t possibly have hurt grown men?

    Ok… if you say so. So are we forgetting El-Amin already? If everyone hates gay people then what was all that about? He should be running around free especially since he wasn’t even gay bashing but every news outlet is saying he was.

    I dunno how we’re still acting like this isn’t a thing. White people get less time if time at all for the same crimes as everyone else in America. That is a fact. Not speculation, pure documented fact.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Captain Obvious, You are absolutely correct. I agree with this and it has been documented. It’s sickening. It’s wrong. Insidious double standard.

  • SonOfKings

    This is one more reason why Gay men need to get over this illusion of safety and regard the world as the hazardous jungle it is. All over Toronto I see Gay men walking with their face buried in their mobile devices, not paying attention to what is going on around them. The need to put their phones away, look up, look out, and watch their back, front, and sideways. Ain’t nobody looking out for you but you. And all your make believe friends won’t save you when something pops off. I’m a 216 pound urban, black male powerlifter, and I regularly zig zag back and forth from one side of the street to the other to avoid people and situation I don’t trust. The law wasn’t about to come down of that instigating ho, and I HOPE I would have seen her ilk coming.

  • youarekiddingme

    It seems to me that I recall that this “sweet young girl” is/will be trying to get a job with children (teaching I believe)? If this is the case, she’s pretty much screwed. Any school district in the company can do an Internet search on her name and get a TON of information on her. Even if her record is somehow “expunged”…as they say, the Internet is forever!

    Friend lost a job (that she applied for as a nurse) simply because she “said” something on Facebook that was “detrimental” and the hospital deemed it “inappropriate.” She is now looking for a position elsewhere.

    Tell old Katy. Good luck tryin to get a job with kids with that kind of link added to her name!

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