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Woman in bathroom: 'I'm not a man'

Posted at 10:05 AM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 13:27:34-04

A Connecticut woman says she found herself in a tough position after she was accused of being transgendered while in a restroom at Walmart.

After posting a Facebook video about the incident, Aimee Toms said she’s been threatened by internet trolls and called a “lesbian” and “whore.”

The alleged incident comes after theDepartment of Justice issued a letter which says that transgender public school students should be allowed to use the restroom that they identify with.

Toms, who has short hair and was wearing a baseball hat that day, says that may have led the woman to mistake her for a man.

“I can get why at first glance she would mistake me for somebody who’s transgender,” Toms said in her Facebook video, which has been viewed nearly 20,000 times she posted it Friday.