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Man claims he was gay bashed by Penn State frat guy

The man, who claims he was beaten up by a fraternity brother while visiting Penn State, tweeted a series of disturbing images showing his wounded face. Police have since said the alleged attacker is not a frat member.

Long Island teen, John Mateer,19, is at the center of a story that has outraged the Internet after claiming he was gay bashed by a Penn State fraternity brother and posted pictures of his injuries online.

“I’m bleeding on my phone,” he cryptically tweeted before sending off the graphic images. “Don't let a frat guy know that you're gay.”

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Mateer, who is a student at Queens College, was visiting Penn State when the alleged attack occurred.

“[I] got the living s**t kicked out of me. The brother admitted that he hated gays. Proceeded to kick the s**t out of me.” Mateer explained in a tweet.

Mateer has since filed a report with the police.

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According to the New York Daily News, Penn State released a statement condemning the attack writing: “Violence in any form is repulsive and hurtful, and those responsible should and will be held accountable for their actions."

Additionally the Daily News reports that State College police have confirmed the alleged attacker is not a member of any Penn State fraternity, and would not name the attacker.

Matt Lee is a Web producer for Metro New York. He writes about almost everything and anything. Talk to him (or yell at him) on Twitter so he doesn’t feel lonely@mattlee2669.
 
 
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