A transgender woman in Hawaii has been hailed as a hero after she secretly recorded her supervisor sexually harassing her on Facebook Live.
Makana Milho, 21, was trying to complete her court-ordered six days of community service for stealing a handbag, but her superior’s sexual advances was getting in the way of her ability to work there safely.
So, she decided to record her interaction with the Honolulu parks and recreation employee, where he claimed that he lets those carrying out community service to go home early if in exchange they carry out sexual favours.
Speaking to The Daily Beast, Milho revealed how terrified she was during the video: “The universe was spinning. I thought he could do basically anything to me. I felt my power was stripped away from me,” she said.
In the footage, her boss asked Milho to perform oral sex, before bragging about his other previous conquests with other community service underlings, which included a young mother who was ‘the best I had in a long time.
To open the Facebook Live video she said: “I’m doing my community service and this guy, he’s been propositioning me, asking me about my tits. He’s coming now but I’m going to leave it online so you guys can see what he’s talking about. It’s disgusting.”
According to her attorney, Myles Breiner, her supervisor drove her to an isolated park, before propositioning her for sex.
He can be heard saying: “If you don’t want a condom, I wouldn’t mind a blow job.” Before she replies: “I can ask my friend if they have a condom,” in hope that he’d drive her to a safer place.
She then asks: “Oh, I got to kiss you too?” To which he replies: “I don’t know. If you like, but I was going to… I’d like to kiss you.”
Milho then tells him that she’ll think about it. That’s when he is heard telling her it’s ‘up to you. You can go home pretty soon. If not, I’m going to have to keep you at least till 1 o’clock.’
“If I don’t do sexual stuff, I have to stay till 1 o’clock?” Milho replies. “Yeah, because if not, we have to go back and do whatever,” he says.
Milho secretly livestreamed the whole encounter on July 22nd, getting 197,000 views before she had to remove it after receiving hateful messages online, with many accusing her of being a prostitute and encouraging him.
I took it down because I was getting so much backlash. People were saying it’s my fault. People were making fun of the situation. I wasn’t comfortable being a punchline to something serious that happened to me.
On Tuesday, Honolulu cops arrested 47-year-old Harold Villanueva Jr. and charged him with fourth-degree sexual assault.