New details in the shocking scandal involving a rising Democrat star are emerging and they do not reflect well on Andrew Gillum.
Gillum who narrowly lost the Florida governor’s race to Ron DeSantis in 2018 was found in an inebriated state in a Miami hotel room with a man who had overdosed on crystal meth early Friday morning.
The news broke after the Miami Herald obtained a copy of the police report detailing the incident which will all but certainly end the political career of the former Tallahassee mayor who now has a job at CNN.
While he denied that he was using the drugs, the man who was partying with him has been revealed to be an openly gay escort and self-described “pornstar performer” who is a “friend” of Gillum’s.
It isn’t likely to bode well for Gillum who is married with three young children and has one hell of a lot of explaining to do to his wife.
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Via The New York Post, “Man busted with Andrew Gillum in hotel room with meth was gay escort”:
Andrew Gillum was caught in a room with more than just drugs.
The man who overdosed on crystal meth in a Florida hotel room with Gillum, a Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for Florida governor, was an openly gay male escort with a profile on the website RentMen.com, Florida’s Local10 reported Friday.
Travis Dyson also identified himself as a “pornstar performer” who offered services including “gay massage”
Gillum has been married to wife R. Jai Gillum since 2009. Together. the couple has three children.
The former Tallahassee mayor was found vomiting and intoxicated with Dyson at the Mondrian South Beach, according to a police report first obtained by the Miami Herald.
Gillum issued a statement following the breaking story claiming that he was in town for a wedding and had drank too much.
However, a reporter for the independent Miami New Times spoke to Mr. Dyson who denied any knowledge about the wedding, casting Gillum’s account in doubt.
A local Miami television station dishes the dirt on Gillum’s buddy.
Via WPLG-10 News:
Had it not been for Aldo Mejias, a 56-year-old unlicensed physician, who lives near Coral Gables, Gillum’s wife would have never found out her husband was at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel alone in a room with Travis Dyson.
In a Rent Men profile, Dyson, 30, identifies himself as a “pornstar performer” and mentions “gay massages.” On social media, he shared sexual videos of himself with a muscular man he identified as his boyfriend.
Mejias told police officers he entrusted his credit card to Dyson, who identifies himself on social media as a registered nurse. Dyson allegedly rented room 1107 about 4 p.m. Thursday at the Mondrian.
Mejias told police officers he arrived to the room about 11 p.m., and he found Dyson with Gillum, 40. He said both Dyson and Gillum were vomiting, and when Dyson collapsed he conducted chest compressions and called 911.
Officers reported finding three small clear plastic baggies containing suspected crystal meth on both the bed and floor of the hotel room.
“Officers then attempted to speak to Mr. Gillum,” the reporting officer wrote. “Mr. Gillum was unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state … Mr. Gillum left the hotel room and returned to his residence.”
There are lingering questions as to why Gillum was allowed to return to his residence despite being in the room where a drug overdose occurred and whether it is yet another example of the two-tiered system of justice that gives a pass to the powerful and politically connected.
The Gillum story caps off a horrific two weeks for Bernie Sanders who campaigned for him in Florida during his failed gubernatorial bid.