Woman dies in fall from W Hotel across from the White House

A woman died in a fall from the rooftop bar of the W hotel across the street from the White House in Washington DC yesterday.

The woman, who was not immediately identified, plunged 10 stories to her death after witnesses say she climbed over the railing and desperately clung to the building before losing her grip. The woman had been drinking at the rooftop bar of the W, according to the Daily Mail.

The death comes one month after two women fell 5 floors when they crashed through a window wall while “play fighting” at the W hotel in midtown Atlanta. Model LaSahawna Threatt, 30, (pictured at right) died at the scene. Her best friend, Ciara Williams, 25, remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Falling glass from a W Hotel in Austin, Texas this month prompted the closing of the hotel until further notice. The hotel’s management said 1,000 glass panes in the hotel’s balconies will be replaced.

The manager of the midtown Atlanta W told the Atlanta Journal that the incidents of falling glass from balconies at the W in Texas were “quite different” and “totally unrelated” to the incident in Atlanta.

Two lawsuits have been filed by family members in connection with LaShawna Threatt’s death.

Thanks to loyal reader Tiffany Ocasio for the tip!



 


50 Responses to “Woman dies in fall from W Hotel across from the White House”

  1. 1
    SexxxyDimeDiva says:

    & why would you be climbing across a railing, & where were the people she went out with while she was doing this! :shrugs: ???

  2. 2
    NaijaGal says:

    :wtf: is going on with W hotels…really creepy

  3. 3
    Feline Feminine says:

    so sad… R.I.P…

  4. 4
    ELove says:

    Soooo is THIS Incident going to Help or Hurt the Pending Lawsuits against The W Hotel in ATL :coffee:

  5. 5
    prima_donna2163 says:

    OMG condolences to all of the families affected by these tragedies! Any word on the other girl who survived the last fall?

  6. 6

    Thanks for covering Sandra had no idea about the incident in Austin – the W is cursed! :coffee: Oh and another loyal reader told me a friend went to the W in ATL recently and she said the window panes were extremely thick :shrugs:

  7. 7
    West Coast Chick says:

    :blink: What dos the “W” stand for? “watch out”!! :blink:

  8. 8

    Im wondering if it was intentional suicide…

  9. 9
    nine4ya19062000 says:

    $5.00 says she was trying to “PLANK” ::side-eye::

  10. 10
    KishaMinyonn says:

    The “W” closing until further notice sends me red flags. Making note to self, no reservations at the “W”.

  11. 11
    His_Mommy623 says:

    some of ya’ll aint shat! :lol:

    *jots dwn reminder to never even LOOK at W (which stands for WHOAAAAA u might fall) Hotel :nono:

    RIP to the victim tho..

  12. 12
    ELove says:

    @WCC
    Naw The “W” stands for “WATCH OUT NOW !!!” :blink:

  13. 13
    KDub says:

    What dos the “W” stand for?
    ———————————————-
    Stands for….When picking hotels don’t pick this chain….

    Sad.

  14. 14
    CFREE says:

    WOW, really sad.. Why does this quality hotel have these cheap weak azz windows tho? :no:

  15. 15
    OHoney says:

    Really with these definitions of what the “W” stands for
    This is horrible
    :applause: to Tiffany for getting mentioned go CHOCO!!!

  16. 16
    Feline Feminine says:

    W Hotel- W standing for “Which Way is Up?”

  17. 17
    Mamacita says:

    Why would you climb over a rail when you’re 10 stories up? smh…

    RIP

  18. 18
    West Coast Chick says:

    ELove says:

    @WCC
    Naw The “W” stands for “WATCH OUT NOW !!!” :blink:
    _____________________

    :lol:

  19. 19

    :lol: @OHONEY y you call me out :lol:

  20. 20
    toosexy says:

    What was she doing climbing over the railing..I mean I have been wasted..but never that wasted to play with my life like that..!!! I’m gonna need some more info please!!!!

  21. 21

    @NINE4YA

    I wouldn’t be surprised. And if she was, that’s what she gets. :shrugs:

    The “W” stands for “Why do people get drunk and wanna play near windows and balconies?” And “Why should I care when folks die from doing stupid sht?”

    Praise Beysus. :koolaid3:

  22. 22

    @Feline
    Which way is up tho come on son :lol: :lol:

  23. 23

    This may hurt the roof top bar business :think:

  24. 24
  25. 25
    DMisses says:

    Somebody has cursed the W hotels!

  26. 26
    OHoney says:

    YSO goodbye :kona:
    Sorry Choco :smack:

  27. 27
    ELove says:

    @YSO
    Heeyyyy WHY SHOULD I Value someone’s life MORE THAN They Do THEIR OWN LIFE (Somebody, ANYBODY Help Me on THIS ONE…) :shrugs:

  28. 28
    Feline Feminine says:

    @Choco

    I mean apparently people don’t understand which way is down… :shrugs:

    @YSO

    YOu are KILLING me with your new religion and massiah… :rofl:

  29. 29
    ELove says:

    One of the brightest stars of the 2010 PSAL football season in New York City was Isayah Muller, the Harry S. Truman (N.Y.) High running back who set a career rushing record while leading his team to a 23-20 PSAL Bowl title against Beach Channel (N.Y.) High in late November. Seven months later, he was pronounced dead hours after his high school graduation, following a shocking stabbing during an argument with parking attendants at the event.

    According to the Associated Press and numerous sources, Muller, his family and his girlfriend were leaving the Truman High School graduation on Tuesday when his father noticed a bottle of cologne — a graduation gift for his son — that had been left in their car during the ceremony at Lehman College was missing.

    The elder Muller stopped the car and began arguing with the parking attendants about the missing cologne. After seeing his father argue with the attendants, Isayah Muller got out of the car and joined the fray, eventually receiving stab wounds from both of the two parking attendants involved in the altercation. One wound struck him in the side while another was delivered to his chest.

    he teenager was quickly transferred to nearby Saint Barnabas Hospital and died hours later. His father and both attendants reportedly involved in the fight have already been taken to the New York Police Department’s 52nd Precinct, though it is unknown whether any charges have been — or will be — levied against any of the involved parties.

    “After the stabbing, the father and son ran to the family car, parked just outside the lot,” New York Police Department chief spokesman Paul Brown told the New York Times. “With Isayah, his mother and his girlfriend in the car, the father drove Isayah to a clinic about 10 blocks away.”

    Muller’s death brought a shocking and tragic end to what had been a magical year for the teenager. After a long high school football career at Truman, the senior saved his best performance for last, running for an astounding 290 yards and two touchdowns in his team’s upset bowl victory against Beach Channel.

    ^^^
    Got THIS off Yahoo Yesterday and I HAVE a Few Questions…

  30. 30
    Fayla says:

    Just awful..did any1 else hear that Shawna’s boyfriend was abusive & that he was possibly trying to beat her when Ciara tried to stop him & that’s how they fell out the window??

  31. 31

    @HIS & OHONEY

    I shall not be moved cause Beyus know my heart!! :yes:

    @ELOVE

    Cause it’s PC to feel bad for the fools that God can’t protect. Praise Beysus. :koolaid3:

  32. 32
    His_Mommy623 says:

    @Eluvah (who i spoke too in the other post…hmph) thats sad…and uncalled for.

    may he RIP as well…smh

  33. 33
    His_Mommy623 says:

    @Yso ok but dnt call me when she has u out there stealing tracks for her 2 sing and claim as her own writings..

    or when she has u and ur churrens in someones basement sewing unitards..

  34. 34

    @FEFE

    Go ahead. Laugh it up. Y’all Bey-less heathens better get right or get left behind.

    Praise Beysus. :koolaid3: <—I'm getting woozy; don't know how long I can keep that up.

  35. 35
    CFREE says:

    @ELOVE, OMG that story is crazy! I dont know what to think about that one

  36. 36

    @HIS

    I bend to The Queen’s will, no matter how hard the task. :bow:

  37. 37
    mirsmommy says:

    That is sad. Where were her “friends?”

  38. 38
    kimip84 says:

    Why in the HELL would you climb over the rail? SMH I feel bad for the woman but damn be smarter.

  39. 39
    caligirl says:

    Maybe she was trying to plank? Which I don’t understand or care to….I frequent Point of View (POV) often for business meeting it’s a great spot and the view of awesome. But she would have actually have had to climb up and over to fall. It raises a concern…No one someone her about to risk her life.

  40. 40
    ELove says:

    @His
    Sorry Sexxy-Mama… Was in the Bey post reading comments AND :rofl:

    @CFREE and Others who read the story…
    Doesn’t the FATHER know about the Valet Parking and “Parking Lot Attended” Parking Lot GAME ?!!? Don’t LEAVE Nothing of Personal Value in YOUR CAR (Point Black PERIOD !!!)

    Is a BOTTLE OF COLOGNE that MF-ing SERIOUS !!! (Really NOW…)

    People need to QUIT “Playing TOUGH” around People that DON’T KNOW YOU and that Don’t GIVE 2 SHYTS About YOU (Word…) If you’re going to STEP TO SOMEONE in a Threatening Manner then BE Fully PREPARED for THE BATTLE that MAY ENSURE !!! (MF-ing Real…) :coffee:

  41. 41
    SunRiseBlossom says:

    West Coast Chick says:

    What dos the “W” stand for? “watch out”!!
    ***********************************************
    :rofl:

    Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

  42. 42
    CFREE says:

    For real ELOVE the chit just wasnt that serious. Now he has lost his son behind that stupid chit! SMDH!

  43. 43
    pointhimout says:

    OK, I’m so tired of the W hotel. They will have to change the name now. It’s like the ratched apt complexes that have so much bs going on then finally, they change the name to throw off the public. This is so crazy.

    A drunk woman falling from the rooftop aint the same as windows just randomly being tired of sitting in place for the night. even still, tragic news. crazy.

  44. 44
    Nyedai says:

    I heard they are trying to call it self defense. I have to agree nothing is that serious to risk my life over.

  45. 45
    prynsexxx says:

    This Tiffany Ocasio chick needs to sat down somewhere..SHEESH LOL :wink:

  46. 46
    PrytiBrownIs says:

    The W is NOT havin a good year…damn

  47. 47
    PrytiBrownIs says:

    West Coast Chick says:

    What dos the “W” stand for? “watch out”!!
    ========================
    lmmfao haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  48. 48
    rozb says:

    These are grown-A people rolling around wrestling and falling into windows, climbing railings and hanging until they fall off. Sounds like stories about ten-year-olds playing during slumber parties and stuff.

    My question is: why are they suing? Should hotels now guarantee their windows are not flavored, and you shouldn’t be flinging your bodies against them? Or hanging off balconies ten stories up will end with an abrupt stop at the end? Gravity, people, gravity. :smack:

  49. 49
    ELove says:

    The Newz have CONFIRMED that this was A SUICIDE (Ohh Well…) :coffee:

  50. 50
    trenee says:

    sad

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