MIAMI, Fla. â€” A 27-year-old Miramar woman who described herself as the girlfriend of the man killed by police as he gnawed off the face of a homeless man stepped forward Wednesday to speak out against what her counselor called a growing scourge: cannibalism.
Yovonka Bryant's counselor? Los Angeles celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred.
"Yovonka and I are very concerned about the issue of cannibalism and the number of cases that are being reported â€¦," said Allred, reading from a statement at a bizarre news conference at the Sofitel Miami.
"We are hopeful that ... Yovonka can help the public understand the dire consequences of cannibalism for its victims."
The emergence of Bryant into what she and Allred hope will be a spotlight on the issue of one human eating another comes less than two weeks after Eugene was shot to death after police found him on the MacArthur Causeway, naked and chewing the face of a helpless man.