Trinity Taylor and Valentina, two queens from Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, and a photographer named Jason King got attacked on Thursday night in West Hollywood by an attacker who followed them from a club.
King, described the gaybashing his Facebook page. He said that the attacker uninvitedly joined their group as they walked to the way to the car, not saying anything as they walked.
As a moment of discomfort, Valentina asked the stranger to go ahead of them, but after some back-and-forth disagreement, Valentina tried to lead her group in the opposite direction. That’s when the stranger punched Valentina; King interceded and the attacker punched him too, breaking his nose and then fleeing.
While King cautioned his Facebook followers to always “Walk with friends not by yourself at night and be aware of your surroundings,” he also had this to say about the police who came to the group’s aid:
A side note I know there is a lot of people out there that are against our law enforcement right now and I can understand why they would feel the way they do. I want you all to know though that not every law enforcement person is bad. Last night we had about six officers all which I feel I could confidently say we’re straight, come to our rescue. Each and every one of them were not only helpful but friendly and didn’t care that we were gay, didn’t care what we looked like or what color our skin was. They only cared about our safety and capturing the guy that did that, which they did. So thank you West Hollywood Sheriff department for all of your help and professionalism. Thank you especially to officer Martinez who not only helped us at the scene but called later to check up on us, which he did not have to do.
King is having a run of bad luck recently; earlier this week, he survived a car accident with Season 9 queen Eureka. We guess surviving means that he’s lucky, but even still, he might want to start carrying around a good luck charm, like Bob the Drag Queen’s purse.