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CBS TV NEWS:(Gay)Online Personality Charged With Felony Vandalism After Filing False Police Report

The CBS TV news affiliate in Los Angeles, California reports:

The LA County District Attorney's office has filed a felony vandalism charge against an online personality they said filed a fake police report and told authorities he had been beaten and attacked by three men in West Hollywood last June.

Calum McSwiggan, who is known for his online posts and videos, has been charged with vandalism for suggesting the men also damaged a Lexus which they said he damaged.


McSwiggan had several broken teeth in the "attack" and said three men gay bashed him outside the popular bar, The Abbey. Officials said his wounds - he also needed stitches in his head - were self-inflicted. They said he used a pay phone inside the sheriff's station to cause the damage to his face.

The defendant - a YouTube star and gay rights activist - faces a possible maximum sentence of three years and six months in county jail if convicted of the charges.