In an instant, four tough lesbians from New Jersey were transformed into crying convicts yesterday after being found guilty of pummeling a filmmaker in Greenwich Village last summer.
As their courtroom supporters wailed, the four sobbing friends were led away in handcuffs, with one of the defendants screaming, “No, no, I didn’t do it!”
The mostly female jury convicted the women of felony assault and gang assault in the wild August beatdown of filmmaker Dwayne Buckle, who was stabbed in a Sixth Ave. brawl after allegedly delivering a crass come-on to one of the lesbians.
“I’m stabbed and I have a scar that will be with me for the rest of my life,” Buckle told the Daily News. “They have their jail sentences, but they’ll be out soon.
“This is what I get for being a nice guy.”
Buckle, a Manhattan video engineer, was laid out after tangling with seven angry lesbians outside the IFC Center at 323 Sixth Ave. The women – three of whom already had pleaded guilty and are behind bars – belted Buckle after he allegedly called out, “I’ll f— you straight, sweetheart!”
Knife-wielder Patreese Johnson was convicted of first-degree assault and gang assault but was acquitted of attempted murder. Renata Hill, Venice Brown and Terrain Dandridge were found guilty of gang assault.
The assault charge could put the 4-foot-11, 100-pound Johnson behind bars for anywhere from five to 25 years.
Her attorney, Alan Lippel, said his 19-year-old client was “scared” about going to prison.
“It’s a child going to jail,” he said. “It’s not exactly familiar territory.”
“These were seven decent and nice young women who came into the city to have a good time,” said Hill’s attorney Susan Tipograph. “They were hit upon by an abusive, homophobic man.” Haha haha!
But prosecutors said the lesbians beat Buckle, 29, without provocation.
The women had alleged he spat at them and called them “dykes” after they rejected his advances of “Let me get some of that” while pointing to Johnson’s private parts.