Posted on March 22, 2024

Family of Girl Charged in Brutal Kaylee Gain Beating Claims She’s the Real Victim, Starts Fundraiser

Snejana Farberov, New York Post, March 21, 2024

The family of the Missouri girl who has been charged with beating 16-year-old Kaylee Gain into unconsciousness says she is the real victim and had been “harassed and bullied” before the caught-on-video assault.

The 15-year-old’s aunt told Daily Mail that her niece – described as an honor student with a stellar record at Hazelwood East High School — was defending herself during the viral March 8 fight in Spanish Lakes, Missouri.

The accused attacker’s loved ones are asking the juvenile court system to show “compassion” for the teen and they are seeking $150,000 in donations toward her legal defense.

The Post is not naming the girl because she has been charged as a minor.

The teen suspect’s family on Saturday launched a petition on, begging Chief Juvenile Officer Rick Gaines of the 21st Circuit Court not to charge her as an adult.

The petition highlighted the girl’s many academic and athletic accomplishments, including the fact that she speaks four languages, plays the violin in the school orchestra and volleyball on the school’s team, and had recently been selected for college-level AP classes.

“Prior to an incident on March 8th where she was seen defending herself from harassment and bullying, she had never been in trouble,” it read. “Her work as a scholar was tainted by the bullying she had to endure at school.”


In the wake of the fight, the juvenile suspect’s family was said to have received “multiple racist death threats” and has been subjected to alleged “doxxing” attempts, with people seeking to release personal information about the teen.