The continuation of the Calum McSwiggan saga played out in a Los Angeles court yesterday, with the defendant failing to appear and instead was having a holiday in Spain.
Openly gay Youtuber Calum McSwiggan was charged with filing a false police report after he claimed he was attacked by three men outside The Abbey nightclub in West Hollywood as part of a gay hate crime.
The first hearing into this case was expected to occur at the Los Angeles International Airport Courthouse on Tuesday. McSwiggan, as in his initial appearance, was expected to plead not guilty to the charge.
Instead, the Youtube star, who has not posted a video on his channel since the incident, tweeted a picture of himself laying by the pool in Spain on holiday with his family.
Obligatory here’s a picture of my legs by the pool picture ☀️ pic.twitter.com/I5J9DCwZ8d
— Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) July 19, 2016
A new hearing date has been confirmed for September 26 2016 in California, and a spokesperson has said that Calum’s pre-trial will be taking place on that day.
Commissioner Jane Godfrey said he must return to California to attend a hearing.
The Los Angeles County prosecutors allege the 26-year-old UK Youtube star lied to police and said that he was beaten in a gay hate crime outside the nightclub following Vidcon.
McSwiggan posted a picture of himself on Instagram from a hospital bed with a bandage on his forehead claiming he received three broken teeth and six stitches on his forehead from the attack.
It came to light that the injuries were sustained in a West Hollywood police cell after the alleged attack and followed McSwiggan ripping the mirror off a car in a car park 200 metres from The Abbey.
It seems strange that McSwiggan wasn’t in LA for the hearing considering he still claims he is innocent of the charge.
We will now wait until late September to see the saga continue.
Last Updated on Jul 21, 2016