The heroic Florida woman who bravely fought off an alleged sexual predator during her workout is keeping her head up, and not allowing the violent incident to derail her lifestyle … even in the gym.
Nashali Alma joined “TMZ Live” Friday to talk about the terrifying moment she had to fight off the guy in the gym of her Tampa apartment complex.
She says he was a good 6 inches taller than her, but as we’ve seen in the video … Nashali gave him all he could handle. She told us exactly what she did to fend him off.Play video content
She says she has gotten an outpouring of love and support in the last few days, since cops released the surveillance footage of the January incident — and it all has her feeling really good.
As we reported, Nashali was working out in her gym when Xavier Thomas-Jones came to the door and she let him in, thinking he forgot his key.Florida Woman Pummels Attacker Inside Gym, Suspect Arrested
Minutes later, he charged at her, but the nursing school student wound up giving him a major beatdown … before eventually breaking free.
Xavier was arrested the next day and charged with sexual battery and kidnapping.
As for Nashali, she’s staying strong. She tells us, while she has a bit of PTSD from the incident … it’s not stopping her from hitting the gym and doing what she loves.