Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Report: Actress arrested for allegedly trying to push stranger onto Union Square subway tracks

Actress Keira Keeley was arrested early Saturday morning after allegedly trying to push a woman waiting for a train onto the tracks at Union Square, according to published reports.

Keeley’s reportedly shoved 57-year-old Leonore Gonzalez of the Bronx from behind. Gonzalez, a stranger to Keeley, was able to save herself by grabbing a pillar before the train pulled into the station.

Per the Post:

The actress was arrested at the station, and initially claimed she’d simply bumped into Gonzalez, with whom she’d had no prior interaction — and even tried to grab her before she fell.

Keeley later told police she’d been out boozing with her boyfriend, Jeff, at the 12th Street Ale House in the East Village, where she threw back four glasses of wine before heading home to the Bronx, according to sources.

She admitted feeling “wiggly” and buzzed while waiting in the subway station, but denied pushing Gonzalez, sources said.

She was arraigned Saturday on a felony attempted assault charge and released on $7,500 bail yesterday, per the Daily News.


Anonymous said...

Very glad Ms. Gonzalez is safe - physically safe! - but I'm sure she must be very shaken up psychologically.

As for Ms. Keeley, it seems she would do well to reconsider her leisure-time activities.

Giovanni said...

Between this drunken nut, SantatCon madness, bottomless brunches galore, and the crazy drunk Lime-A-Rita drinking NYU law grad who got shoved off the L train after yelling racist insults at passengers, it's time for the Community Board and our "Dear Mayor" to say that the alcohol problem has really gotten out of hand. I haven't seen this many drunks since one Saturday at midnight in Piccadilly Circus, where everyone gets drunk as fast as they can before running to the tube station for a train, which until recently down just after midnight.

Anonymous said...

@Giovanni: I agree with you, but I don't think anything will change, as there's too much $$ to be made in the alcohol-selling business, and *someone* somewhere seems to have designated our neighborhood as the official "alcohol ghetto" of Manhattan.

I find what happens on our streets as a result of alcohol over-consumption to be disgusting, but nobody in city gov't seems to give a rat's rear end about it at all, from what I can see.

Anonymous said...


IzF said...

Maybe we should all get together as residents and sue like that guy is doing. Can't remember his name.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms. Wiggly,
Being intoxicated is no excuse for either pushing a stranger on the tracks, or accidently almost pushing a stranger onto the tracks.
A Fellow Subway Rider

Anonymous said...

And now we're getting a Nightlife Mayor to help the struggling alcohol industry.

Anonymous said...

Dear Ms Wiggly,

Just because you are semi-famous, it doesn't authorize you to endanger innocent people from your wrath of oblivion and/or violence. Grow up. Not everything is about you. Grant others the space and safety they deserve as do you. Actions have consequences. Hire a good therapist to sort out your rage.


Concerned East Village Resident

Anonymous said...

“It's a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don't keep your feet, there's no knowing where you might be swept off to.”

― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings