Rudy Eugene's girlfriend - Yovanka BryantPhotograph: Andrew Innerarity/Reuters
Rudy Eugene is the man who attacked Ronald Poppo and nearly chewed off all of Poppo’s face. Rudy Eugene had a girlfriend and her name is Yovonka Bryant. She is 27 years old and is from Miramar, FL.
She is being advised to speak out against cannibalism by her counselor. Who is her counselor? Well that counselor just so happens to be celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred. Allred said, “Yovonka and I are very concerned about the issue of cannibalism and the number of cases that are being reported.” “We are hopeful that … Yovonka can help the public understand the dire consequences of cannibalism for its victims.”
Allred also said, “Jokes are being made about this issue on late-night television.” She went on to say “Cannibalism is a serious issue and is very dangerous to the health and well-being of both the cannibal and the victim.”
All this comes just two weeks after the gruesome attack on the MacArther Causeway. Bryant said Eugene was not a mean or vicious man at all. He read the Bible, was a sports fan, and wanted to open his own car detailing company some day.
Byrant and Eugene starting dating in March and they would read the Bible and Quran together. For dates they would go out to eat and watch movies. She also claims she saw Eugene smoke marijuana once. That is the only time she had seen him do drugs. She has never seen him drink.
Another resident in the area chimed in and said that Bryant and Eugene had an off and on relationship for five years and would often see Eugene smoke marijuana but was never violent.
There is no intentions by Allred to have Bryant sue anyone.
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Bryant has three kids ages 11, 8 and 3 and her kids liked him. They would call him “Uncle Beard.”
“I felt safe with Rudy,” she said. “In his presence, his smile alone just uplifted my spirit … I truly did not have a care in the world when I was with him.”
Bryant also believes that Eugene was one some sort of drug that was given to him without him knowing.
Ronald Poppo was the victim in the worldwide news headline man eats another mans face for the last two weeks. He is still recovering in Jackson Memorial Hospital after having one of his eyes gouged out and 75% face bit off.