Nikita Dragun, a “transgender influencer,” is making headlines after being arrested for disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer and placed in a male cell.
The Monday night arrest came after the YouTuber caused “a disturbance for a long period of time” at an unnamed “luxury hotel” in Miami, according to a police report.
The “disturbance” included walking about the hotel nude, throwing water on staff and throwing water and a water bottle at police officers.
Throwing a water bottle at police invited a felony battery charge.
Dragun, whose real name is Nikita Nguyen, was arrested and booked into a male incarceration unit, which corresponds to Nguyen’s biological gender. According to TMZ, it was not Nguyen’s arrest but the fact that the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department placed the YouTube star in a men’s unit that infuriated Nguyen’s followers and representatives.
Jack Ketsoyan, a representative of Full Scope Public Relations, told TMZ:
“The situation with Nikita, who is legally female, being placed in a men’s unit of a Florida jail is extremely disturbing and dangerous.”
Ketsoyan continued: “This decision made by the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department directly violates their protocol, which mandates that transgender inmates are classified and housed based on safety needs and gender identity.”
“Dragun has been released and is now safe. Thank you for respecting her privacy during this time,” the representative added.
According to the police report, hotel staff told Nguyen, 26, to put clothes on after encountering her walking around the hotel naked. PageSix reports that Nguyen purposefully threw water at them in protest at which point hotel staff contacted the police.
Police arrived at the hotel and, after a briefing from hotel staff and a search, knocked on the door of Nguyen’s room.
Nguyen cracked the door and police observed that music was playing very loudly. Officers told Nguyen to quiet the music and that hotel staff was contemplating terminating her stay.
Nguyen was reportedly defiant, slammed the door on officers, then, according to PageSix, “allegedly opened the door and told officers, ‘Do you want more?’ before throwing a water bottle at them.”
According to the Daily Beast, Nguyen has been charged with felony battery of a police officer, misdemeanor disorderly conduct and misdemeanor battery.
Nguyen has posted an update:
“Mami I’m [sorry],” the post reads. “I promise I am not in jail… anymore. [You] know The Dolls causing trouble trouble in Miami sister. The only place La Dragona can be treating like a real princesa. I sign a couple deals… had my first 42 shots in awhile to celebrate halloween and my [redacted] back… but u know I went to say feliz to my latin papi. [You] know how I feel about an uncut pretty gay latino.”
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