LaShawna Threatt, a model in Atlanta, died this weekend, as she fell out the window at the W hotel. She fell ten stories and died upon impact. Her boyfriend spoke to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and gave a shocking account of how it happened.
…“Thank God it wasn’t daytime; I would have jumped out, no question,” Ray Hamilton said to the AJC. “I couldn’t see anything out that window, though, it was pitch black.”
“Everybody had just walked in and kicked off their shoes,” he said. “There was no unruly activity, there was no one drunk, there was no party in the room.”
Hamilton says he was standing next to Threatt and another friend who fell, Ciara Williams near the window. The women were horseplaying and tickling each other. Williams landed on a balcony after her fall, but Threatt fell to her death on the ground below.
“LaShawna, she’s just a very affectionate person,” Hamiltion said.
Williams’ back was to the window, and Threatt was standing in front of her, Hamilton said. He said he grabbed his girlfriend’s hair to try to keep her from falling.
“They leaned back a little bit, and they just went out,” he said.
Hamilton said that he cut his hand trying to save his girlfriend. After she fell, he went outside to check on their condition.
“I come out of the door, see someone on the floor, and I just drop to the ground … I crawled over to her, covered her and said, ‘Hey, baby, stay with me, it’s going to be OK,” said Hamilton before he realized that the woman on the ground was Williams.
“It’s been a nightmare for me,” Hamilton said. “How do two girls who weigh maybe 120 pounds a piece, standing at the window, build up enough force to not only break it but go out immediately?”