Artist Who Painted Naked Trump Portrait Says She Was Attacked

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(EDGE) -- The Los Angeles-based artist who made headlines this year for her unflattering portrait of GOP presidential frontrunner Donald Trump said she was attacked by one of his supporters, the Daily Mail reports.

Illma Gore took to social media and posted selfies, showing a black eye. She said a man got out of his car and punched her in the face while chanting "Trump 2016."

Gore, who hails from Australia, became an Internet sensation after painting a naked portrait of Trump, depicting the businessman with a tiny penis.

"Today I was punched in the face by a man who got out of his car and yelled, 'Trump 2016!' in Los Angeles, just days after I returned home from London just down the road from my house," the artist wrote on Instagram. "This type of violence makes creatives feel like we live in a world where our individual creative input isn't safe. Though I encourage passion, opinion and emotion, especially though art, I think violence is disgusting...Please stop glamorizing and perpetuating violence. Make America Decent Again!"

She wrote on her Monday post that she is encouraging anyone who "saw anything on La Cienega on Friday" to speak with authorities. She added that her alleged attacker fled the scene and has not been caught. She filed a police report about the incident.

Last month, Gore said she's received plenty of negative attention for her artwork and even death threats. She also claims someone saying to be part of Trump's legal team threatened to sue her.


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