Two doormen fired after they fail to assist Asian-American woman being punched and kicked in NYC

Two doormen have been fired after they allegedly failed to intervene as an Asian-American woman was being attacked in New York.

The 65-year-old woman was admitted to hospital after she was punched and kicked repeatedly last month.

CCTV video from the attack appeared to show staff at the Manhattan building watching without intervening. The Brodsky Organization, owners of the building, said the men assisted the woman after the attacker left.

The incident comes amid a rise in anti-Asian crimes in the wake of the pandemic, including a deadly attack in Atlanta in which three women of Asian descent were among the eight dead.