Meryl Streep's 'racist' nephew, 31, is filmed in Hamptons road rage fight with Hispanic student that left the 18-year-old unconscious and with severe brain trauma

 Shocking new surveillance camera footage has laid bare the full extent of Meryl Streep's nephew, Charles Harrison Streep, alleged road rage assault on a teenager in East Hampton this summer.

In footage, obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com and seen here for the first time today, Streep, 31, can be seen lifting 18-year-old David Peralta's limp body and thrusting him to the ground in an act that, Peralta alleges, resulted in the teenager suffering a life-threatening brain injury.

Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com following the incident Peralta claimed the older man hurled racist abuse at him as he threatened to throw him to the ground and dismissed him as 'just Spanish.'

Peralta's parents are both from Ecuador though he was born in America where he has lived all his life.

The altercation took place on August 24 after Streep failed to observe a Stop sign causing a near collision between Peralta's red Mustang and Streep's Audi convertible on the Hamptons town Main Street.

The two men exchanged words but, Peralta told DailyMail.com, he thought that was that, until he realized that Streep had swung back around, in an illegal U-turn, and followed Peralta into the Chase Parking lot where events escalated with alarming speed.

Now, DailyMail.com can reveal that the incident was caught from two different angles by Chase Bank security cameras.


Shocking new surveillance camera footage has laid bare the full extent of Meryl Streep's nephew, Charles Harrison Streep, alleged road rage assault on a teenager in East Hampton this summer

Shocking new surveillance camera footage has laid bare the full extent of Meryl Streep's nephew, Charles Harrison Streep, alleged road rage assault on a teenager in East Hampton this summer

The altercation took place on August 24 after Streep failed to observe a Stop sign causing a near collision between Peralta's red Mustang and Streep's Audi convertible on the Hamptons town Main Street

The altercation took place on August 24 after Streep failed to observe a Stop sign causing a near collision between Peralta's red Mustang and Streep's Audi convertible on the Hamptons town Main Street

Peralta was hospitalized with severe head trauma and needed emergency surgery after the altercation with Streep in a parking lot outside a Chase bank in East Hampton on August 24. Peralta pictured in hospital after emergency surgery

Peralta was hospitalized with severe head trauma and needed emergency surgery after the altercation with Streep in a parking lot outside a Chase bank in East Hampton on August 24. Peralta pictured in hospital after emergency surgery

Streep has been charged with felony counts of second-degree assault and second-degree strangulation and released on a $5,000 bail
Streep has been charged with felony counts of second-degree assault and second-degree strangulation and released on a $5,000 bail

Streep was seen for the first time last month since the August 24 road rage attack on the balcony of his New York apartment in trendy SoHo (right). Streep has been charged with felony counts of second-degree assault and second-degree strangulation and released on a $5,000 bail

Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com following the incident Peralta claimed the older man hurled racist abuse at him as he threatened to throw him to the ground and dismissed him as 'just Spanish'

Speaking exclusively to DailyMail.com following the incident Peralta claimed the older man hurled racist abuse at him as he threatened to throw him to the ground and dismissed him as 'just Spanish'

Streep and Peralta can be seen exchanging words before both appear ready to drive away. But, instead of doing so, Streep pulls his car into the lot and can be seen stepping out of the vehicle and stalking back towards the younger man's car as Peralta too gets out.

Peralta tries to bring his hands up but stumbles back as Streep appears to rush him.

Recalling this moment in last month's interview Peralta told DailyMail.com: 'He starts coming at me, pushing me. He said: ''You're just Spanish I'm going to slam you to the ground…'' [after that] I don't remember much because I went unconscious.'

The video shows Peralta dropping down low and brings Streep down with a judo-style shoulder throw. But Streep, who outweighs Peralta by 50lbs, quickly regains control of the situation.

In footage that is as disturbing as it is instructive, Streep can be seen fixing Peralta in a choke hold. He then drags Peralta from the ground while the younger man hangs limp and unconscious and his feet scrape the tarmac. Streep then hoists Peralta's body upwards before throwing him back down with some force.

When Peralta regained consciousness, he was bruised and bloodied on the ground and Streep was already returning to his own vehicle.

Streep was arrested three days later and charged with felony counts of second-degree assault and second-degree strangulation before being released on a bail of $5,000.

He has pleaded not guilty on both counts and is due in court on November 5.

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The two men exchanged words but, Peralta told DailyMail.com, he thought that was that, until he realized that Streep had swung back around, in an illegal U-turn, and followed Peralta into the Chase Parking lot where events escalated with alarming speed

The two men exchanged words but, Peralta told DailyMail.com, he thought that was that, until he realized that Streep had swung back around, in an illegal U-turn, and followed Peralta into the Chase Parking lot where events escalated with alarming speed

Recalling this moment in last month's interview Peralta told DailyMail.com: 'He starts coming at me, pushing me. He said: ''You're just Spanish I'm going to slam you to the ground¿'' [after that] I don't remember much because I went unconscious'

Recalling this moment in last month's interview Peralta told DailyMail.com: 'He starts coming at me, pushing me. He said: ''You're just Spanish I'm going to slam you to the ground…'' [after that] I don't remember much because I went unconscious'

Some of what happened is lost to Peralta due to the severity of his injuries which saw him unconscious and with a brain bleed
Some of what happened is lost to Peralta due to the severity of his injuries which saw him unconscious and with a brain bleed

Some of what happened is lost to Peralta due to the severity of his injuries which saw him unconscious and with a brain bleed

Streep was later spotted playing basketball in the park with friends in Manhattan

Streep was later spotted playing basketball in the park with friends in Manhattan 

Streep is also fighting a civil suit brought against him by Peralta who is facing potential medical bills in excess of $100,000 and an uncertain recovery.

Because, though the entire encounter lasted less than two minutes, the impact of the injuries that Peralta sustained may well last a lifetime.

Barely a couple of hours after the incident Peralta, who had declined medical assistance at the scene, was being airlifted to Stony Brook Hospital in Southampton – the nearest facility with Level 1 Trauma capability. 

Medics had discovered a brain bleed that required surgery and every second that passed was a second closer to irreparable brain damage or death.

Peralta has not been able to start his sophomore year at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice as he had planned and the truth is there is no way of knowing when, or if, he ever will resume those studies.

For now, his life is consumed by a regimen of medication and painkillers and instead of dates with friends his diary is populated by appointments with specialists, check-ups, therapy and CAT scans.

Peralta's attorney Edmond Chakmakian told DailyMail.com: 'David is never going to be the same. This is a major event in his life.

'The level of violence is really shocking. For him to take this young man's limp body, after he had choked him unconscious and slam him on the ground…it just rises to the level of obscenity in my view.

'And I think to any rational, compassionate person with a heart it's just beyond comprehension. It's beyond entitlement. Perhaps he thinks that because of his bloodline or his famous father or aunt he can act with impunity.'

Barely a couple of hours after the incident Peralta, who had declined medical assistance at the scene, was being airlifted to Stony Brook Hospital in Southampton ¿ the nearest facility with Level 1 Trauma capability

 Barely a couple of hours after the incident Peralta, who had declined medical assistance at the scene, was being airlifted to Stony Brook Hospital in Southampton – the nearest facility with Level 1 Trauma capability

Peralta has not been able to start his sophomore year at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice as he had planned and the truth is there is no way of knowing when, or if, he ever will resume those studies

Peralta has not been able to start his sophomore year at New York's John Jay College of Criminal Justice as he had planned and the truth is there is no way of knowing when, or if, he ever will resume those studies

Pictured the scene of the incident. An attorney for the 18-year-old is calling for Streep to face hate crime charges over the attack

Pictured the scene of the incident. An attorney for the 18-year-old is calling for Streep to face hate crime charges over the attack

Streep's own father Dana, 67, is also an actor, albeit one thoroughly in the shadow of his more famous sibling, Charles's multi-Oscar winning aunt.

As well as their home in the Hamptons the family own a large property in Connecticut and Charles, one of four siblings, has had every opportunity in life that his parents could afford him.

But this is not the first time he has had a brush with the law, though it appears to be by far the most serious.

Court records obtained by DailyMail.com show that Streep was found guilty of disorderly conduct/physical offense (engaging in fighting or violent conduct, using obscene language or gestures) in an incident linked to a traffic stop in Pennsylvania in 2012.

Streep is the son of Meryl's brother Dana Streep and his wife Mary

Streep is the son of Meryl's brother Dana Streep and his wife Mary

Today, Chakmakian is adamant, 'The legal system, both on the criminal and the civil front is going to show him that there are consequences for your actions.'

When DailyMail.com approached the Streep family for comment at their expansive East Hampton home Charles' mother, Mary, answered the door.

She dismissed inquiries on the subject as 'trashy' and said, 'there are two sides to every story,' but declined to elaborate further.

For Peralta's part, he told DailyMail.com that he hopes for justice and to recover.

He said, 'If you're famous or have money it doesn't mean you can treat other people just however you want.

'It's not how this world is supposed to be. It's not how we're supposed to treat each other.

'I want justice. More than that I want him to pay for what he did to me.

'And I know it's going to be hard, and it's going to be long, but I just want to recover from this.'

Meryl Streep's 'racist' nephew, 31, is filmed in Hamptons road rage fight with Hispanic student that left the 18-year-old unconscious and with severe brain trauma Meryl Streep's 'racist' nephew, 31, is filmed in Hamptons road rage fight with Hispanic student that left the 18-year-old unconscious and with severe brain trauma Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 07:39 Rating: 5

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