The girl who was on the receiving end of the devastating “uppercut” heard around the world speaks out for the very first time.
Shamadeika told the local Cleveland television news station Fox 8 that she couldn’t believe that the angry Cleveland bus driver “would hit a woman like that,” she testifies and that “It was a like a (‘Mortal Combat’) Finish Him”-type hit that she received,” she said of the extremely painful hit.
But did Shamadeika have any remorse for her role in the infamous bus brawl? Is she accepting any responsibility for initating contact? Even though the bus driver was ultimately in the wrong, the 59-year-old man did not just explode on the teenaged-girl for no reason. He was set off by something. See what she has to say below.