USA: Rival Claims De Blasio’s City Council Speaker Candidate Put Voodoo Curse On Her

Gwen Goodwin, 52, thinks that Melissa Mark-Viverito (Mayor de Blasio’s pick for City Council Speaker) purposefully targeted her East 100th Street building “as the canvas for a five-story image of a bodiless rooster atop wooden poles.” Mark-Viverito was the head of urban-art campaign Los Muros Hablan (“The Walls Speak”) last summer, which sought to paint murals on walls across the city to celebrate Latino culture.

 

But Goodwin writes in the lawsuit, “According to neighbors of Puerto Rican and other backgrounds, in the Caribbean culture, this constituted a curse and a death threat, as a swastika or a noose would symbolize typically to many Jews or African-Americans.” Read more here

 

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