TWO RUPAUL DRAG RACE CONTESTANTS & PHOTOGRAPHER ATTACKED IN WEST HOLLYWOOD-ARREST MADE-PUBLIC SUPPORT ENORMOUS-VIDEO
There has been another incident in West Hollywood where a small group has been attacked. The small group consisted of two Rupaul Drag Race contestants Trinity Taylor and Valentina of the upcoming season nine and photographer Jason King.
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This small group was attacked within only a minute walk to the West Hollywood Sheriff's Dept front doors.
The residents of West Hollywood are grateful to know that this man who attacked two contestants of RuPaul's Drag Race and known photographer has been arrested.
While the relations of West Hollywood residents and the West Hollywood Sheriff's dept are improving it's these random acts of violence that still plagues this city.
The support for Jason King and two RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Trinity Taylor and Valentina has been incredible.
How are some other news outlets covering the story-Jason Kings tells his full story on Facebook (below)
CBSLA News reported:
A man is recovering after a brutal attack in West Hollywood after leaving a club with a group of friends.
“We were all over the place and just kind of fell into the street a couple of times,” Jason King said. King suffered a broken nose, black eyes and spent about ten hours in the emergency room. (This detail was not reported by PinkNews or by Jason King when he told his story on Facebook).
King says he and his four friends left a club on Santa Monica Boulevard near Larrabee Street when a man inserted himself into the group early Friday morning.
King thought the man might have recognized two of his friends, Trinity Taylor and Valentina, both of whom are contestants in the upcoming season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
“Finally we got up to the next block and one of my friends was like ‘you know this is really weird because he’s following so closely.’ ” King says the group asked the man politely to give them some space and that’s when the man sucker punched Valentina.
Neither Valentina or Taylor were in drag that night. King says he tried to help his friend but he got clocked himself, right in the nose.
“There was no shooting pain but it felt like a crushing type thing and blood started like coming out,” King said. The group tried to wrestle the man down but he was too strong for all five of them. All they could do was tail him while getting on the phone with 911.
The sheriff’s station was right across the street and deputies were able to arrest the man. Authorities don’t believe it was a hate crime. King says he believes the man may have been on drugs.
Reported the incident a bit differently. King also praised the West Hollywood police and stated: "we had about six officers all which I feel I could confidently say were straight, come to our rescue".
Jason King's Story- King's Entire Facebook Post on WeHo Attack
I've debated writing this post because I don't usually like to put my very personal stuff out on social media. I'm not looking for attention or for people to feel sorry for me. I'm writing this to hopefully help bring awareness and remind people of a few things that we may tend to forget can happen. The pictures attached, again are not for attention but to show what could happen. All that were involved in both incidents are very lucky it wasn't worse.
This week has been a challenge... On Saturday night Eureka O'Hara & I got rear ended by a drunk driver. We were literally almost stopped for a construction site and the lady was going at a freeway speed since it was on the 5 freeway. We are very lucky to be alive, if we were on a motorcycle or not wearing our seat belts we most likely would be dead. PLEASE DON'T Drink & Drive...
Last night Trinity Taylor, James Leyva, two other friends and myself were walking home after the club and a guy we didn't know took it upon himself to join our group but not saying anything. After a certain amount of time this became uncomfortable and he was asked very politely by Valentina to please not follow us. He said his car was parked in the same direction we were going so he was asked again politely to go ahead of us and we would wait. He asked us to go ahead of him instead and it went back and forth like that a couple of times until finally Valentina said we would go the other way and the guy then punched him. I went to go get the guy off of Valentina and he punched me in the nose and broke it. I spent 9 hours in the ER.
This is the short version of both stories but what I want to stress it...
1- Please don't drink & drive
2- Walk with friends not by yourself at night and be aware of your surroundings.
A side note I know there is a lot of people out there that are against our law enforcement right now and I can understand why they would feel the way they do. I want you all to know though that not every law enforcement person is bad. Last night we had about six officers all which I feel I could confidently say we're straight, come to our rescue. Each and every one of them were not only helpful but friendly and didn't care that we were gay, didn't care what we looked like or what color our skin was. They only cared about our safety and capturing the guy that did that, which they did. So thank you to the Sheriffs department for all of your help and professionalism. Thank you especially to officer Martinez who not only helped us at the scene but called later to check up on us, which he did not have to do.
Moral of the story, be responsible and be safe!!! You never know what could literally happen in a matter of seconds.
Jason King's facebook page is full of support from the public, fans, and friends.
The Gay Republic wishes Jason King a speedy recovery. We hope the West Hollywood residents and the West Hollywood Sheriff's Dept continue to work on making their town safer in the future.