The Associated Press is reporting that on June 12, an animal rights activist assaulted former Survivor cast member Michael Skupin with pepper spray while Skupin was making a public appearance in Columbia, Missouri. According to the AP, Skupin and several other people — including some children standing near him — were treated at the scene after they were hit by the chemical.
The assailant, David Cravens, 30, apparently handed Skupin a note saying he was not acting on behalf of any organized group, but readers will remember that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals targeted Skupin and Survivor after Skupin slaughtered a pig during taping of the reality show.
‘Survivor’s’ Michael Skupin
Attacked With Pepper Spray. The Associated Press, June 13, 2001.