Openly Gay British Youtuber Calum McSwiggan has appeared in a US court following accusations by police that he lied about being assaulted in West Hollywood in June following the Youtube conference Vidcon.
The 26-year-old from London, originally posted on Instagram a picture of himself lying in a hospital bed after the alleged attack, writing that he had suffered three broken teeth and required six stitches to his head.
McSwiggan previously failed to appear in court so the case was adjourned until this week.
In today’s court appearance, McSwiggan pleaded not guilty to filing a false police report after he claimed he was attacked by three men near The Abbey gay club on June 27.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said officers investigated but were “unable to substantiate the assault”.
McSwiggan had been arrested for vandalising a car and was taken to hospital after he began injuring himself with a police station payphone, a spokesman for the sheriff’s department said.
McSwiggan, who is known to his followers on YouTube for discussing lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues, appeared at the Los Angeles Airport Courthouse on Monday, where he entered not guilty pleas to charges of filing a false police report and vandalism.
He was ordered to return to the court for a pre-trial hearing on November 7 and refused to comment as he left the building.
Last Updated on Sep 27, 2016