The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said deputies responded to but could not substantiate Calum McSwiggan’s claim that he was attacked after leaving a gay club. Police later arrested him on a vandalism charge.
British YouTuber Calum McSwiggan said in an Instagram post Monday evening he was attacked after leaving a gay bar in West Hollywood earlier in the day.
The 26-year-old has more than 62,000 followers on YouTube. His most watched video “I did Gay Porn & I'm Sorry” has racked up more than 400,000 views.
In many of his videos, the LGBT and Lifestyle YouTuber discusses mental and sexual health. He has also appeared in popular sex education videos, sometimes partnering with LGBT charities.
He previously spoke with BuzzFeed UK about his porn experience.
“After one of the most wonderful weekends at VidCon we went out to a gay club to celebrate, and towards the end of the evening I was separated from my friends and beaten up by three guys. The authorities should have been there to help and protect me but instead they treated me like a second class citizen. 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, @melaniiemurphy and @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.”