HBO Filmmaker Remembers Nightmare Of Surviving NYC Mugging

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An Emmy-nominated filmmaker skilled her personal real-life drama in Greenwich Village — a vicious mugging that ended together with her thrown to the bottom.

HBO filmmaker Amy Rice, 41, instructed the Day by day Information on Tuesday that her attacker left her with a bruised knee and a lower hand.

However the Monday-night confrontation solely required a patch-up in an ambulance — not a visit to the hospital, Rice mentioned.

“I used to be in shock,” the director mentioned. “I’ve by no means been bodily assaulted earlier than.”

However the filmmaker — who received her begin as a nonetheless photographer on “Moist Sizzling American Summer time” — didn’t lose her telephone or keys within the violent altercation.

The attacker missed the telephone in her pocket and ignored the keys, however did get away with three bank cards, she mentioned.

However he didn’t precisely go to city with the stolen playing cards — racking up a whopping $58 in Domino Pizza prices earlier than Rice lower her accounts off.

“Actually?” she laughed. “I imply, should you’re gonna undergo all that and assault me … go to Finest Purchase and purchase a flat display screen TV.”

Rice, who was twice nominated for an Emmy for “By the Folks: The Election of Barack Obama,” which she directed for HBO, was attacked round 10:30 p.m. on Monday, police mentioned.

She was strolling on W. 12th St., between Sixth and Seventh Aves., which is close to actress Ellen Barkin’s dwelling.

Rice noticed the suspect as he moved in the direction of her and described him as tall and in his thirties.

However “nothing appeared menacing, nothing appeared off,” she mentioned.

As the person walked previous her, he turned and “violently grabbed me and my bag,” the filmmaker mentioned.

Her first thought was to give up her purse — as she was taught in a self-defense class.

“However there was this different a part of me that kicked in that was like, ‘No f—–g means!’ she remembered.

“I used to be simply so indignant. I used to be pulling it and he began dragging me — then he throws me on the bottom, and it was so jarring.”

Two ladies noticed what occurred and gave chase however the suspect bumped into the subway station at W. 12th and seventh and received away.

Afterwards, Rice realized that she in all probability made a mistake by combating again.

“I put myself in a very harmful state of affairs,” she mentioned.

“I’m so glad he didn’t punch me within the face.”

Rice lately directed the primary three episodes of “Versus” on the streaming service, go90. Her different credit embody workers author for HBO’s “The Newsroom.”

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