Corey Sligh was beaten by two men on Thanksgiving as he tried to deliver a meal to a friend in Los Angeles. Sligh and his girlfriend were at a Rite Aid in West Hollywood when the incident happened. The pair was taking food to a friend that worked at the location. Sligh is now in the hospital recovering from his injuries. CBS News shared the details of this violent attack on Nov. 28.
Sligh is a model and actor. On the CBS soap opera, he has appeared as a waiter and a bartender. On Thursday, Sligh went to Rite Aid with Alisa Berhorst. The couple arrived and witnessed two men driving recklessly in the parking lot of the establishment. They were speeding through the parking lot and doing donuts. Sligh decided to speak up and try to stop the behavior of the two men, but they were not happy about being told to stop. Berhorst revealed what happened after Sligh tried to stop the two men to a local news station. She said the following:
“They almost hit people in the parking lot. They were hitting curbs, and Corey said, ‘Please slow down or we’re gonna call the cops. Just go home.”
After Sligh spoke up, one of the men hit the actor with his car. After that, the men exited the vehicle, and they proceeded to beat the actor. As a result, Sligh has a broken arm, and he was taken to Cedar-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles for treatment.
The two male suspects did try to leave the scene of the incident, but a witness followed them. Not far away from the Rite Aid, the two men crashed their vehicle. With the help of the witness, police were able to arrest the two men for the beating. The identities of the men were not revealed, but they were charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
Sligh gave a detailed account of the attack to the local ABC affiliate from his hospital bed on Saturday. He said the following:
“So I just went up to them and said, ‘Look guys, they’re calling the cops, you guys gotta get out of here.’ And then he looked me dead in the eye, and kicked his door open into my chest. So I just started to walk off. I was able to kind of get back going and trying to defend myself for a moment, but then that’s when I realized my arm was snapped in a few places. I’m just really thankful that I am alive and that in a few days I am going to go home to Georgia and see my nephews and nieces and my friends. I have no hate towards these guys.”
Sligh did post a message on his Instagram following the incident, and he seems to be in good spirits despite his injuries. He said the following:
“Hey kids, went to feed some people last night who don’t have blessed thanksgivings and along the way got struck by a drunk driver! Have a surgery to go and another couple days in the hospital but should be fine soon! Thankful to still be on this great planet! Love y’all!”
With the message, he posted a screen shot of him in the hospital from the local news. According to The Inquisitr, the actor also shared a message on Facebook that said the following:
“OK so my story will be on KCAL 9 News @ the 10 and 11 pm hour. Trying to feel better! Hope everyone is well and THANK YALL SO MUCH! I especially want to thank my best friend Alisa J Berhorst who has not left my side! I have the best friends in the world.”
Berhorst has been at the man’s side since the incident. She is having a difficult time since the attack. She revealed to the local news reporter that she had not slept in the 24-hour period following the attack on her friend:
“The whole imagery of everything that happened last night is still very fresh and scary. The guy walked up on him like ‘I’m in the mood to kill somebody and this is who it’s going to be because he told me to be careful and slow down and go away.”
However, she is thankful that the both of them are okay and that neither one of them were killed by the two men. It is clear this was a traumatic event for the couple. What do you think of the attack on Corey Sligh?