Eldridge and Pearl Love crossed paths on a No. 4 train on April 28th. Eldridge used homophobic, transphobic and racist slurs during their encounter.
Love recorded the interaction and placed the video on Facebook.
"When I stepped on the train, I sat down and I had an attitude because I was robbed earlier that week in the Bronx," Eldridge explained.
Eldridge admits she was wrong for becoming loud and aggressive, however, "I meant what I said. That person offended me in a way because she was to me, explicit."
"I couldn't stand it," Eldridge said.
The subway assault video has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times; Eldridge says now she feels like a victim. "I've received death threats on Facebook, by several people, saying that they want to find me. They want to kill me and I have deactivated my Facebook. I've called police."
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