MIAMI — A function-length tale for a coming “Fashionable Fans” concern of GQ magazine options a new revelation about the night that former gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum was discovered inebriated in a Miami Beach lodge area with two other guys and three baggage of suspected crystal meth on the mattress and on the floor.
In the GQ feature, released digitally on Thursday, just one of the men, Travis Dyson, tells reporter Wesley Lowery that he had met Gillum a 7 days or two ahead of the March 2020 resort space incident on the homosexual-relationship application Grindr and that the two “had achieved up various moments for compensated sexual encounters.” Dyson also alleged that he and Gillum had utilized prescription drugs in the lodge.
In accordance to GQ’s job interview with Dyson, “Andrew passed out following getting ‘G,’ an ecstasy-sort drug usually utilized by homosexual adult males to boost their intercourse drives, which when merged with liquor can knock men and women out. He explained that on that night time and other folks, both of those he and Andrew employed ‘G’ and other medicine.”
Gillum has maintained he in no way utilised methamphetamine just before that night time — or that evening in the Mondrian with Dyson or any individual else in that room.
The Miami Herald arrived at out to each Gillum and Dyson by phone for remark. Voicemail on the two phones were being total and could not take messages.
Gillum and his wife declined to respond to GQ on history to Dyson’s variation of functions, Lowery wrote in his tale.
In March 2020, Gillum introduced a statement that acknowledged that he had fallen into a depression just after losing the Florida governor’s race against Ron DeSantis and that he had abused alcoholic beverages.
“I witnessed my father suffer from alcoholism and I know the damaging effects it can have when untreated. I also know that alcoholism is usually a symptom of deeper struggles. I am dedicated to executing the particular operate to heal totally and present up in the entire world as a a lot more total individual,” Gillum’s statement go through.
Gillum entered rehab. Dyson, GQ said, sells nudes and porn on OnlyFans to make a living.
In an job interview with chat demonstrate host Tamron Corridor, and documented in the Miami Herald in September 2020, Gillum talked about additional specifics about that evening but once again denied using the medicines Miami Beach front police discovered in the home, according to a police report.
Dyson was taken to Mount Sinai Healthcare Middle in secure situation for a probable overdose at the time, the Miami Herald reported.
Police made no arrests or issued any charges.
Gillum has also claimed he did not go to the Mondrian to have intercourse. But he did say he experienced way too significantly to drink ahead of going to the lodge and could not remember a 3-hour time period of that evening.
“I do not identify as gay but I do detect as bisexual,” Gillum advised Hall. “And that is anything that I have in no way shared publicly prior to.”
Dyson, at the time, went by an alias as Brodie Scott on a site for male escorts.
The law enforcement report explained Gillum was “unable to converse with the officers because of to his inebriated state,” and he explained to Corridor that police experienced questioned him whether or not he’d taken medicines that night.