The Brooklyn, New York siblings–the Gregory brothers–that created the “Bed Intruder” music video featuring Antoine Dodson say they had the best of intentions. “Overall, I would add that our primary motivation for working on this piece was that we were compelled by Antoine’s personality,” Evan Gregory told the New York Daily News.
As IndyPosted previously reported, the video is remix of the compelling interview that Dodson gave to a local television station after the alleged attempted rape on his sister. Dodson says he fought off the intruder in the family apartment in Huntsville, Alabama’s, Lincoln Park housing project.
The Daily News notes that the original YouTube video has received 25 million hits so far, and it has also spawned dozens of alternative versions. Dodson and the Gregory brothers are splitting the proceeds. Dodson has told a number of media outlets such as AP that he will use the money to move his family out of the projects.
According to the Daily News, Michael Gregory has denied that the video is demeaning or exploitative: “What Antoine did was send a message of strength and anger, and we translated it into a song.”
Here is the iTunes Version: