Popular Gay YouTuber In West Hollywood Arrested For Allegedly Faking Anti-Gay Assault

calum-mcswiggan-x750-1The gay community was rocked by the recent beating of a gay man and popular YouTuber, Calum McSwiggan, 26. McSwiggan has now been charged with making a false police report after investigators concluded that he was not attacked and caused the injuries to himself. In a case reminiscent of the recent hoax by a gay minister, McSwiggan went to social media and created a firestorm over his alleged victimization.

McSwiggan claimed on Instagram that he was left with three broken teeth and six stitches in his forehead — injuries documented from the hospital. Friend Riyadh Khalif tweeted that he was with the 26-year-old at the bar that night, but that his friend was attacked when they were separated. Khalif speculated that the attackers were hunting for a lone gay man to attack and may have been following their posting on social media to track them.

McSwiggan wrote on social media that “Last night was the worst night of my life and I’m really struggling to find the words to talk about it . . . 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.” He decried how police treated him as “second class citizen” when he made his claim and that “I’ve never felt so terrified to be a gay man in the public eye.”

The police issued this alternative account:

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.

It was the mugshot that proved the critical evidence behind the charges. Obviously the eyewitness accounts are equally damaging. It is perplexing how someone could injure himself in a jail without realizing that such an act would be observed and likely filmed.

If true, this is a particularly sad and disgraceful crime. Gays, lesbians and bisexual people face serious threats of violence and a hoax only serves to reinforce critics who question the need for added protections.

If found to be true, what do you believe should be the punishment for such an alleged hoax.

26 thoughts on “Popular Gay YouTuber In West Hollywood Arrested For Allegedly Faking Anti-Gay Assault”

    1. Squeeky – you sure it shouldn’t be Hate Speech, Org., Wash. D.C. You do want to be non-profit, same as Sharpton and Jackson.

  1. @KCF

    Oh oh! I am going to turn you into Prosecutor Olson(?) in Idaho for spreading hateful stuff about a minority!!! Remember, the truth is not a defense to this kind of stuff!

    (However, if you are willing to pay me a civil fine equal to the cost of a new Gibson AJ200 guitar (+ sales tax and shipping), I would be willing to not contact the prosecutor on this. Sooo, for about $2,500 you can stay out of jail, and avoid all those legal costs!)

    Squeeky Fromm
    Mercenary Girl Reporter

  2. If Lynch thinks we believe the half-hour chat with Bill Clinton was about grandchildren, we can’t believe anything she says. She reminded my of Susan Rice on a Sunday show. “We redact for the good of the people” what a farce! Seven months folks.

  3. Autocorrect! It was supposed to be “downtrodden” not “downtrend”.

  4. With the advent of internet fame, it seems like some people feel like their lives are not exciting enough. They feel like they were born in the wrong decade. They wish they could have been one of the justice warriors of specifically the 1960s. Not the quiet, unsung heroes of the Underground Railroad, but the in your face, on TV, at the front of the protest, war like angst ridden 1960s that they glamorize. I don’t think that the downtrend people who actually lived in the 1960s would ever want to return to the days when it really was dangerous to be a minority or gay. But the younger generations glamorize those times. They wish they could be real heroes.

    So instead of doing humble volunteerism – joining the Peace Corps, digging a well, building someone a house to replace their shanty clinging to a refuse strewn hill, they want the fame of Victimhood. They want the high of attention showered on them. Perhaps it is a modern form of Munchausen.

    I suppose it is heartening that it has become so difficult to actually be a victim of a hate crime that so many have to actually make it up.

    However, perhaps these unfulfilled, bored people would be better served putting their energy towards actually helping people through volunteering. Be a real hero in someone’s life, but don’t brag about it.

  5. A crazy fag in jail..
    Is just like a punk at Yale.
    You’ll never be quick..
    You son of a bitch..
    You’re in the Army now!

    Draft him.

  6. These hoaxes are often posted on internet using social media & Youtube.

    The FCC has some legal bite:

    The Commission’s prohibition against the broadcast of hoaxes is set forth at Section 73.1217 of the Commission’s rules, 47 C.F.R. § 73.1217.
    This rule prohibits broadcast licensees or permittees from broadcasting false information concerning a crime or a catastrophe if:
    1. the licensee knows this information is false;
    2. it is foreseeable that broadcast of the information will cause substantial public harm; and
    3. broadcast of the information does in fact directly cause substantial public harm.

    Any programming accompanied by a disclaimer will be presumed not to pose foreseeable harm if the disclaimer clearly characterizes the program as a fiction and is presented in a way that is reasonable under the circumstances.

    For purposes of this rule, “public harm” must begin immediately, and cause direct and actual damage to property or to the health or safety of the general public, or diversion of law enforcement or other public health and safety authorities from their duties.

    The public harm will be deemed foreseeable if the licensee could expect with a significant degree of certainty that public harm would occur.
    A “crime” is any act or omission that makes the offender subject to criminal punishment by law.

    A “catastrophe” is a disaster or imminent disaster involving a violent or sudden event affecting the public.

  7. Great poem Squeeky. Like any government handout, hate crime protection is overcome by fraud.

  8. All hate crimes against Protected Classes are fake until proven otherwise.

    Mendacious attention whores invent fake attacks and do false flag operations all the time and everywhere because it feeds the Desired Narrative, and the MSM complies.

  9. I see him as the same as Graffiti Nefertiti.
    The attention that can be had on the inter tubes is apparently addictive beyond.
    Again as I suggested what the punishment should have been for her, let’s make it the same for him.
    Ban them from any internet presence going forward for a couple of years and scrub any remnant of them on it now.

  10. Think of the indescribable things this punk does – every day – and then tries to vilify straight people – out of the blue. Anyone who thinks being gay is just a “sexual alternative” knows nothing about what a man really is to begin with.

  11. Oh, I might as well do an Irish Poem for the goofy freak.

    The Hermaphrodite Brig???
    An Irish Poem by Squeeky Fromm

    There once was a twink named McSwiggan,
    Who made up a lie, and a biggun!
    Our gay little elf,
    Went and beat up himself!
    And then lied to the cops! Crazy? Friggin!

    Squeeky Fromm
    Girl Reporter

    Oh, and as for what should be done to him, I suggest he be tied up, and then …oh wait, he would enjoy that. OK, for punishment, his apartment should be redecorated in Early WalMart style, and he should receive a really bad haircut from an ex-Marine barber, and then have to eat Potted Meat on crackers!

    PS: There really is such a thing as a Hermaphrodite Brig! And it isn’t a jail for weird sexual people.

  12. They seem to be more of a danger to themselves. There seems to be an epidemic of these things going on.

  13. Professor Turley,

    What is your take on Loretta Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton on the tarmac in Phoenix given that HRC is under FBI investigation? The Progressive press is blowing this up and I assume the Right is doing the same…

    Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2016 04:02:25 +0000 To: littleboo_41@hotmail.com

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