Gay YouTube 'star' charged in fake hate crime incident

We're all familiar with the lengths that some people will go to fake a "hate crime."  But gay activist Calum McSwiggan, an online personality known for his blog posts and YouTube videos, went above and beyond to become a fake "victim." CBS LA: On Monday, the 26-year-old McSwiggan, pleaded not guilty to one felony count of vandalism over $400 damage and one misdemeanor count of [filing a] false report to a peace officer. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Nov. 7 at the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Airport branch. According to the felony complaint, McSwiggan damaged the car mirror and bumper of a vehicle on June 27. The defendant then is alleged to have falsely reported to police that he had been beaten by the vehicle’s driver and two other men, the DA said. 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...(Read Full Post)
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