An Long Island woman with the same name as the actress who sparked outrage by ranting about the pain of Jason Rivera’s funeral for a police officer says she has been harassed and threatened by those who mistake her for the actress who launched the insane rant.
“My Name is Jacqueline Michelle Guzman. I am a 25-year-old gymnastics coach and a business owner,” the home-based chocolate vendor says in a TikTok video posted on her business Sister Sweets’ Facebook and Instagram accounts, GreaterLongIsland.com reported.
“This video is intended to prove the fact that I’m not Jacqueline Guzman from the video. That was an horrible video. I’ve received numerous messages and calls, and numerous threat messages,” one of the residents from Huntington within Suffolk County says tearfully.
“Please stop focusing on me and threatening me. I personally am not able to take it anymore,” Guzman adds.
The actress, who was widely ridiculed for her scathing online rant was later dismissed from her company of theater.
“We don’t have to shut down a large portion areas of Lower Manhattan because one cop passed away because he was performing his duties incorrectly. The police kill those under the age of 22 every single day without a reason, and we don’t stop the city from being shut down because of those people,” she said in the video, which was posted in TikTok under the name @vinylboobs.
“Like this is absolutely absurd. This is absurd. What happens if someone is suffering an heart attack in this particular area. They can’t get them as the area is all closed off by one cop,” the misguided thespian shouted as she walked along an unblockaded street.
Guzman’s company for acting, Face to Face Films has announced in the midst of criticism the fact that Guzman “is no longer a member of our company.”
It is reported that the Long Island woman’s sister Cristal Guzman has also shared an image on TikTok regarding the flood of hateful hate messages and threats.
Cristal expressed gratitude to her family friends, customers, and business partners for having “had our backs,” noting: “That amount of support truly got us through the day.”
Also, the sisters posted a statement on Instagram to clarify the situation.
“Please note that we have been mistakenly & maliciously tagged in a hateful post,” is the message. “To be clear , this we are not the ones who wrote it or are we associated to the person who wrote that post. We stand with every law enforcement officer within our communities. We are not in agreement with her stance, and find it demeaning.
“Please please do not identify us with this particular person. We’ve heard that the woman in the video is the same name and first initial as our sister Sweets Jacqueline. We don’t know the girl, and it’s not the identical Jacqueline,” it says.
“Respectfully we have turned off the commenting and have made our page private to avoid further confusion temporarily,” the blog post states.
Sisters also expressed appreciation in a post posted on this Sunday via Instagram.
“There was SO MANY of you who really showed up for us in a time where we felt like everything we worked SO HARD for was over,” they wrote. “We are tired and it’s not over yet but we WILL get through this and we are forever grateful for our amazing Sweets Family!”
Rivera 22, who was shot to death at the hands of Lashawn McNeil on January. 21 when she was responding to a domestic abuse call in Harlem.
Rivera’s friend, officer Wilbert Mora, was severely injured during The shooting on Jan. 21 shooting, but he survived for a couple of hours on life support, so that his organs can be used for transplants.
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