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Calum McSwiggan’s Friends: “Don’t Form Opinions” About Alleged Attack Just Yet

by Derek de Koff June 29, 2016

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On Tuesday, we reported the alleged hate crime assault on Calum McSwiggan, the gay YouTube star.

Over the weekend, the British personality took to Facebook to share a photo of himself in the hospital, describing the event as “the worst night of my life.”

Related: Popular Gay YouTuber Calum McSwiggan Brutally Beaten Outside The Abbey In West Hollywood

Authorities disputed McSwiggan’s story in a statement:

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has an affirmative duty to fully investigate all assaults and reports of violence in our community.  Deputies from West Hollywood Station responded to and investigated the report by Calum McSwiggan that he was assaulted by three males after leaving a local nightclub early Monday morning.  Responding deputies were unable to substantiate the assault.  Mr. McSwiggan, who had no visible injuries, was subsequently arrested after deputies observed him vandalizing a car in the 8900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard.  After being booked and photographed, Mr. McSwiggan was placed into a cell by himself at West Hollywood Station.  Mr. McSwiggan was then observed injuring himself with the handle and receiver to a payphone inside the cell.  Medical personnel were summoned and Mr. McSwiggan was transported to a local hospital for treatment.  Mr. McSwiggan’s booking photo was taken prior to deputies seeing Mr. McSwiggan injuring himself.  That booking photo is attached [above].

Here’s McSwiggan’s original Facebook post:

With three broken teeth and six stitches in my forehead, I’ve never felt so terrified to be a gay man in the public eye. All I can do is thank my wonderful friends @riyadhk, @melaniiemurphyand @douga_ for being with me the whole way. I’d be lost without them. Right now I don’t feel that I’m in the right place to talk about this but I will be addressing this fully in the future.

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Related: Sources Are Seriously Questioning Whether Gay YouTube Star Was Actually Beaten In WeHo

Here’s what he’s written on Twitter following the police’s official statement:

For now, his friends are sticking up for McSwiggan’s claims:

Meanwhile, plenty of other people have taken to Twitter to share their own opinions on the matter:

McSwiggan’s is scheduled to appear in court today. We’ll keep you posted as the story develops.

 




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