The 19-year-old spoke about the alleged assault in a Facebook post where he detailed the event in which he was attacked from behind.
“Attacking me from behind and stamping on me is one thing. Calling me “fucking homo,” you’re gonna regret it. I’m not going to drop it, you coward,” he wrote.
Mij vanachter aanvallen en stampen geven is 1 ding. Mij erna uitschelden voor ‘fucking homo’ gaat je nog bezuren. Ik laat het hier niet bij, lafaard.
Jaimie also posted a message of thanks to his fans for showing him support, he also endorsed the app UNI-FORM, which is an online platform for LGBT+ people to report any homophobic/transphobic discrimination.
“Your support is what is going to pull me through these hard days and for that, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart”, he said. “Last night’s attack, apart from some muscles, I did not keep anything.”
Jaimie has not sustained any life-long injuries as a result of the attack and has reported the incident to the police who are now investigating it.
“A complaint has been filed against the perpetrator and the public prosecutor’s office will take this matter to the bottom, and I want to tell you why I chose to stand in front of the media. A lot of people in our country just like me to deal with physical aggression because of their nature and are not yet daring to come out.
“A lot of people like me in our country have had to deal with physical violence because of their sexual orientation and they do not yet dare to express themselves.
“That’s why I decided to tell my story to the media. These incidents have to be reported.”
Mr Gay Belgium organiser Bram Bierkens told ZiZo: “Jaimie is disappointed and angry. But he is a strong personality, and he has also survived threats and other negative comments after his election. I do not understand why people do something like that. We are still far from acceptance.”
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