Last Friday night, Allee Bautsch, the chief fundraiser for Louisiana’s Republican Gov. Bobby Jindal, was violently assaulted, along with her boyfriend, outside of a famed New Orleans restaurant. Initial reports on the incident were murky, but Yahoo! News has learned that the attacks appear to have been politically motivated, and that Bautsch has been hospitalized for days to treat her injuries.
The incident took place outside the high-end French Quarter eatery Brennan’s, where the Louisiana Republican Party was holding a fundraiser to coincide with the Southern Republican Leadership Conference happening in New Orleans that weekend. According to a bulletin put out by the New Orleans Police Department, the fight began around 10:45 p.m., when a group of three to five men made “derogatory comments” of an undisclosed nature to Bautsch about her boyfriend, Joe Brown. When Brown “turned toward” the men making the remarks, he was hit by at least one of them. The report notes that Bautsch “fell to the ground and screamed” and suffered a broken leg when she “attempted to break up the altercation.”