A TikTok star claimed she had a ‘bounty’ put on her head over a podcast before she was splashed with acid while leaving a restaurant in Sydney‘s Chinatown.
Jenny Elhassan, 32, detailed the threat in a video before three masked men jumped out of a black SUV and doused her with corrosive liquid late on Friday night.
She was rushed to hospital with burns to her right eye, forehead and neck, and while police are investigating possible links between the attackers and a notorious crime family, although the TikToker said on Saturday she did not want them punished.
Before the incident Ms Elhassan also posted another clip containing a recording of her speaking to a police officer, who confirmed ‘they are coming after you’.
A TikTok star claimed she was threatened with ‘an attack’ if she did not delete a podcast naming a man before acid was sprayed in her face in a terrifying ambush.
He also warned her to stay in busy public areas for her own safety.
‘While I was streaming someone came into my life and told me I better take the podcast down of [his] name or there is going to be an order on me,’ Ms Elhassan said in a video before the ambush.
It understood the ‘order’ was a targeted attack which may have been arranged for a payment, but the young mum refused to remove the post she was threatened over.
‘I will drop your name for the rest of my life … I could not give a f***,’ she fumed.
‘Get the po po’s [police] involved, get the lawyers involved get the prime f***ing minister involved, nothing is going to stop me.’
Daily Mail Australia can reveal that Jenny Elhassan detailed the threat in a video prior to the horrific incident which saw her rushed to hospital with burns to her right eye, forehead and neck late on Friday night
Jenny Elhassan, the young mother who had acid thrown in her eyes on Friday, admitted she knows the identity of at least one of her attackers but didn’t want to name them
Ms Elhassan added that she would take the man to court if the ‘order’ was carried out – to ‘make sure you have nothing’.
A far more subdued Ms Elhassan broke her silence on Saturday, hours after a man threw acid in her face, admitting it would be ‘better for me’ if she did not escalate.
‘I feel like I just want it to blow over, I don’t want anything to escalate,’ she told Channel Ten.
‘I feel like if I just let it blow over it will be much better for me.’
The young mother admitted she knew the identity of at least one of her attackers but didn’t want to name them.
The 32-year-old was recording a livestream outside the Old Town Hong Kong restaurant Haymarket when she was sprayed with acid.
Ms Elhassan was dining at the popular Dixon Street eatery moments before she was set upon
Ms Elhassan filmed another video in her hospital bed showing the extent of damage to her face with burn marks on her neck and above her eyebrow
TikToker Jenny Elhassan (pictured) was recording a livestream before she was allegedly sprayed with acid in a targeted attack and left with facial burns
Restaurant staff handed Ms Elhassan bottles of water before she poured the liquid over her face
Police confirmed a HAZMAT crew attended the scene at 11.15pm and the woman was taken to Royal North Shore Hospital for treatment of facial injuries.
The day after the attack she showed burn marks on her face and neck and in another video described the excruciating pain in her right eye.
‘I still feel like there’s a knife stuck in my eye,’ Ms Elhassan said.
She also added that she was relieved her six year old daughter did not witness the horror unfold, and believes her eyes were only saved by her designer sunglasses.
NSW police are on the hunt for three men who fled along Dixon Street.
The vicious attack was captured in her livestream, in which she is heard screaming for water seconds afterwards.
She also claimed to have needed mouth-to-mouth resuscitation administered by her sister, Alia, for 10 minutes because she passed out from the acid attack.
Footage shows Ms Elhassan howling for water and begging for help from her terrified sister Alia
Jenny Elhassan, 32, was dining at the Old Town Hong Kong restaurant on Dixon Street at Haymarket, in Sydney, at 11pm on Friday
Footage shows Ms Elhassan howling for water and begging for help from her terrified sister.
‘I can’t see,’ she says. ‘Alia I can’t breathe. Come give me mouth to mouth.’
Restaurant staff handed Ms Elhassan bottles of water before she poured the liquid over her face.
Ms Elhassan filmed another video in her hospital bed showing the extent of damage to her face with burn marks on her neck and above her eyebrow.
The 32-year-old said she was wearing sunglasses at the time, but the ‘black acid’ still managed to get into one of her eyes.
‘See the burn marks on my neck, the burn marks across my head and my eyesight,’ she said.
Police set up a crime scene and called in the NSW Fire and Rescue HAZMAT crews for assistance
NSW Ambulance inspector Andrew Bibb said: ‘When paramedics arrived, this patient was very distressed and appeared to be struggling to breathe.
‘Her face was quite swollen as a result of the chemical substance which was also impacting her vision.
‘A chemical burn to any part of the body is extremely concerning let alone to a person’s face.
‘Of all the injuries paramedics attend, burns can be the most painful and difficult to manage.’