In her 2014 interview with police, Amelia Molitor said Joe Mixon punched her minutes after she told him “I would never in a million years go anywhere with you.”
“It was like I got hit by a train and, like, black,” she said of the punch inside Pickleman’s Gourmet Cafe in Norman early July 25, 2014. “I was on the ground and there was blood like all over the floor.”
Norman police on Thursday made public, without explanation, the 52-minute video of Molitor’s Aug. 14, 2014, interview with a Norman police detective.
She said she had rejected suggestions made outside the cafe by Mixon and his friends that she have sex with him for his birthday. Mixon had turned 18 the day before.
The new video could pose more problems for Mixon, who is pursuing a future in the NFL after starring as a running back the last two seasons for the University of Oklahoma.
Mixon’s draft prospects already have been impacted by widespread negative reaction to a surveillance video of the punch.
Mixon told police in 2014 that he punched Molitor in reaction to being slapped in the face inside the cafe. “She hit me so hard. It felt like a dude hit me,” he told police.
Mixon in December apologized at a news conference, a week after the surveillance video was released to the media.
“It’s never, never, never OK — never OK — to retaliate and hit a woman the way I did,” Mixon said at the news conference.
Molitor’s recollection of the confrontation outside differs from Mixon’s account to police that it started when she intentionally blew cigarette smoke in his face.
Molitor told police she was waiting outside the cafe with a friend for another friend to use a restroom.
SOURCE: Nolan Clay