Coverage of 69th Annual Golden Globes

Globes Winner Calls Attention to Assaulted Dwarf

Coverage of 69th Annual Golden Globes

At the end of his acceptance speech after winning the Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, Peter Dinklage told viewers to look up a man named Martin Henderson. "I want to mention a gentleman I'm thinking about in England," Dinklage said. He was refering to this man, a dwarf who was partially paralyzed when a stranger picked him up and threw him onto the ground outside an English pub.

The attack, which occurred late last year, has been widely condemned. Shortly after the incident, Henderson told an English paper recently, "I was at the back of the pub outside and the next thing I know I'm suddenly in the air and someone has got hold of me," Henderson told The Sun. "A man just approached, lifted me up and dropped me. He didn't say anything."

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Henderson, who is an actor, says he has been unable to get work following the assault. He's commented that the attack may have been inspired by an event in which some members of the English rugby squad attended a "dwarf tossing" event weeks before. No arrests have been made.

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