Lena Hernandez, the Long Beach, California resident who went viral for her anti-Asian rants in June, was sentenced to 45 days for assaulting a Filipino American woman at a mall last year.
The retired social worker received the sentence on Tuesday after pleading no contest to the misdemeanor battery charge, which was filed in July and cost her a $1 bail.
The City Council in Torrance, California has passed a resolution fighting xenophobia in response to the recent incidents of anti-Asian attacks in the area.
Resolution No. 2020-78: Introduced by the council’s only Asian American member, George Chen, the resolution condemned the rise in cases of racism in Torrance since the COVID-19 outbreak began.
Lena Hernandez, notoriously known as “Torrance Karen,” is back on the streets after posting a $1 bail.
The 54-year-old resident of Torrance, California was arrested around 1 p.m. on July 3 through a warrant for a battery charge, which stems from a 2019 incident involving a Filipino American woman.