From the NY Post:
Monserrate's lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, had said during opening arguments in Queens Supreme Court that Giraldo spoke "Spanglish" -- a mix of English and Spanish -- and that she had been misunderstood by the hospital staff.
But [Dr.] Korte said her father was from Panama and mother hailed from Puerto Rico, and as a result grew up speaking Spanish at home with her grandparents. She also said she studied in Spain.
Korte said she understood Giraldo, who is originally from Ecuador, and that the conversation was in both Spanish and English.
Korte said Giraldo reenacted the fight, saying Monserrate was "thrusting the glass forward -- angrily" when he attacked her.
"She was upset ... She was sobbing," said Korte of Giraldo.
Korte said Giraldo told her, "No! No! You can't call the police."