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Charges Dropped Against Anti-Gay Attack Suspect, Report Says

By Maya Rajamani | April 11, 2017 3:38pm
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MIDTOWN — A man accused of kicking a gay man while hurling homophobic slurs at him near Penn Station reportedly had charges against him dropped after footage of the alleged incident didn't support the victim's story.

Grant Leach, 26, was arrested and charged with assault and harassment after 50-year-old Curtis Campbell told police Leach kicked him, called him a f----t and threatened to kill him near West 33rd Street and Seventh Avenue on March 12, the Daily News reported.

The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has since dropped the charges against Leach, the paper reported.

Surveillance footage of the incident did not back up the alleged victim's account of what happened, the Daily News reported, citing prosecutors.

Officials from the DA's office declined to comment on the case.

When the Daily News first reported the incident, Campbell said he and the two people with him at the time were shaken by what happened.

In a recent interview with the paper, Campbell said he wasn’t aware that the charges had been dropped, but said he was considering taking legal action against Leach.

Leach couldn’t immediately be reached for comment Tuesday.