Andrew Gillum Offers His Side of What Happened After Responders Find Him, Friend In Suspected Meth Incident

 
 
Former Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum is apologizing after news of his involvement in a suspected drug overdose incident at a Miami Beach hotel early Friday morning.

Gillum, a rising political powerhouse despite his unsuccessful run for Florida governor in 2018, was one of three men present in a hotel room where police seized three baggies of suspected crystal meth, according to a Miami Beach Police Department report circulated online.

Andrew Gillum
Former Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum was one of three men found in a hotel room where police say baggies of illicit drugs were present. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The embarrassing incident could prove to dull the political star, who wasted no time trying to clear his name. In a written release, Gillum confirmed he was in fact at the hotel, but denied partaking in illicit drugs.

“I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends,” he explained. “While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I’ve never used methamphetamines. I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement.”

 

 
 

The police report states that officers arrived to the Mondrian South Beach just after 1 a.m. to find Gillum and two other men, one of whom fire rescue staff were treating for a possible drug overdose.

One of the other men, presumably the complainant, told authorities he arrived to the room at around 11 a.m. to find Gillum and the gentleman who had the medical emergency under the influence of an “unknown substance.” He said he also observed Gillum in the bathroom, vomiting.

Things quickly went awry and he dialed for help after the the first man, identified as a Travis Dyson, twice collapsed on the bed in a prone position moments after opening the door to let him in. The complainant tried rousing Dyson and started CPR when he realized Dyson was having difficulty breathing.

Officers were soon on the scene and tried speaking with a drunken Gillum, but were unsuccessful.

“Mr. Gillum was unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state,” the report states.

When fire rescue officials returned to check on the married father of three a short time later, they said he appeared to be fine and that his vitals were normal.

During their investigation, authorities stated that they observed “in plain sight” three plastic baggies of suspected narcotics on both the bed and floor of the hotel room. The bags were taken in as evidence and destroyed.

No arrests were made in the incident, and Miami Beach police officials say it is not being investigated as a criminal matter.

Then-gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum stands alongside his wife, R. Jai Gillum, as he speaks during a campaign rally at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades in Orlando, Florida. [Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Then-gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum stands alongside his wife, R. Jai Gillum, as he speaks during a campaign rally at the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades in Orlando, Florida. (Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

 

“Mr. Gillum left the hotel room and returned to his residence without incident,” the report reads.

 

In his statement, the former mayor thanked “the incredible Miami Beach EMS team for their efforts” said he’ll spend the next few weeks with family. He’s asked for privacy during this time.

Dyson, Gillum’s friend who was at the hotel that night and treated for a possible overdose, spoke to the Miami New Times since the incident and seemed confused when asked about the wedding Gillum mentioned.

“I personally wasn’t celebrating a wedding,” said Dyson, who said he has known the former mayor since last spring. “I don’t know if [Gillum] was in town for a wedding. He did not mention that.”

 

 

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so long to your career, Closeted Home Girl. Hope you have an understanding "wife" and "three kids."Hang in there, RuPaul will let you on his show, Maybe!!

Black men and youth just love to stay in trouble. Tell me what you use for titties, maybe I'll be able to copy a little bit.

It's already being rumored that the Mayor "was caught passed out at a Gay orgie"

Who knows what the truth is, but it's HIGHLY UNLIKELY that a Straight man would be in a motel/hotel room with two Gay men, and nothing nefarious is going on.

FAKE POLITICIANS ARE A 'THREAT TO NATIONAL SECURITY' 

Black dude with two GAY WHITE MEN!! That's beyond the pits!! Black man's dick keeps his black ass in mucho TROUBLE. Maybe they're bigger than most; but who are you going to fornicate with when you're deader than a doornail. Ask Sylvester. see how he's making out in skeletal form!!

Whatever career dude had, he has no mo!! He probably won't have a family when all's done. Bet those two white dudes had a ball and one half!! Hope no one ends up with his dick on their mantle. Black men NEVER LEARN!!!!!

He's going to rehab for alcohol....

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/0...m-florida-rehab.html

Andrew Gillum, Who Ran for Florida Governor, Is Entering Rehab

Mr. Gillum said he was depressed and abusing alcohol since losing the 2018 election to Ron DeSantis.

 
 
 
Mr. Gillum apologized to his family, friends “and the people of Florida who have supported me and put their faith in me over the years.”Credit...Scott McIntyre for The New York Times
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MIAMI — Andrew Gillum, the former Tallahassee mayor who was the Democratic nominee for governor of Florida in 2018, announced on Sunday night that he is going into rehab.

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Mr. Gillum, who narrowly lost the governor’s race and went on to become a prominent television commentator, said in a statement that he would seek treatment for alcoholism.

Mr. Gillum was found in a Miami Beach hotel room last week when paramedics were called in to help another man who was suffering from a possible drug overdose.

“This has been a wake-up call for me,” Mr. Gillum said. “Since my race for governor ended, I fell into a depression that has led to alcohol abuse.”

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He"s entering rehab because he got caught with two gay white dudes. He didn't JUST turn into an alcoholic. This has to be beyond an embarrassment for him and his family. Now his business has become the business of the USofA. I know I'd be dying if I got into a situation such as this.

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Norland, Yes, he's going to rehab to try to straight-ening this whole thing out.  I would say that his political career is over, but the Rainbow people will have his back...even though giving up his back is what got him in this situation in the first place.

from his wife's facebook page,

"Today I am grateful for His GRACE and MERCY. I am overwhelmed by the love and support of all those who love me and my family. To those who are praying for us and wishing us well, thank you. To those who delight in the misfortune of others, my sincere prayer is that you’re never in a situation to experience the same treatment. I have learned that every time I judge someone else, I reveal an unhealed part of myself.

In times of great uncertainty, one thing is clear: This too, shall pass."

- R. Jai Gillum (15 March 2020)

 

--->  * I wonder if she knew that he was fruity.  "This too, shall pass"...is she still talking about alcoholism or something else?  

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/ne...sed-male-escort.html

 

EXCLUSIVE: Baggies of crystal meth, empty Corona bottles and soiled bedding: These are the sordid images of the raucous hotel party that sent Florida Dem Andrew Gillum to rehab and left male escort hospitalized

  • WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES 
  • Gillum was found in a hotel room at Mondrian South Beach last Friday morning with two other men, Travis Dyson, 30, and Aldo Mejias, 56
  • Gillum, a married dad-of-three who narrowly missed out on becoming Florida's first black governor, was too 'inebriated' to tell cops what went down 
  • Dyson, a male escort, was found naked and in the throes of a drug overdose 
  • Images obtained by DailyMail.com show baggies of 'crystal meth', empty beer bottles and pills scattered among trash and soiled bedding in the room 
  • There's a small bottle of an injectable medicine containing alprostadil which is typically used to treat erectile dysfunction and shouldn't be mixed with alcohol 
  • Beer bottles and sheets covered in bodily fluids can also been in the photos, obtained from police under Freedom of Information law
  • Gillum, who lost the gubernatorial election to Republican Ron DeSantis in 2018, is stepping down from 'public facing roles' and said he would enter rehab  

 

This is the sordid aftermath of the raucous drugs and booze party at a Florida hotel that left a male escort hospitalized and sent high-flying Democrat Andrew Gillum into rehab.

Plastic baggies of suspected crystal meth, empty beer bottles and prescription pills are seen scattered among trash and soiled bedding in the shocking images obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.

Gillum, a married dad-of-three who narrowly missed out on becoming Florida's first black governor, was too 'inebriated' to tell cops what went down when they arrived at Miami's Mondrian Hotel early last Friday.

He was inside room 1107 with two more men, one of them a hunky 30-year-old male escort named Travis Dyson, who was found naked and in the throes of a drug overdose.

 
 
 
 

 

A police report says the third man, Aldo Mejias, 56, dialed 911 when fitness freak Dyson began vomiting and collapsed.

He later told officers from the Miami Beach Police Department that he had walked in to find Gillum and Dyson 'under the influence of an unknown substance' and Gillum, 40, vomiting in the bathroom.

Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum was found in a hotel room at Mondrian South Beach last Friday morning with two other men, Travis Dyson, 30, and Aldo Mejias, 56
 

Florida Democrat Andrew Gillum was found in a hotel room at Mondrian South Beach last Friday morning with two other men, Travis Dyson, 30, and Aldo Mejias, 56

Plastic baggies of suspected crystal meth [pictured), empty beer bottles and prescription pills are seen scattered among trash and soiled bedding in the shocking images obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com
 

Plastic baggies of suspected crystal meth (pictured), empty beer bottles and prescription pills are seen scattered among trash and soiled bedding in the shocking images obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com 

Our exclusive images show the slew of drugs, both prescription and illegal, found inside the swank $220-per-night hotel room, including three bags of what police believe was crystal meth
 

Our exclusive images show the slew of drugs, both prescription and illegal, found inside the swank $220-per-night hotel room, including three bags of what police believe was crystal meth

Dozens of white pills can be seen scattered on the floor and bedside table alongside empty containers of citalopram, an anti-anxiety medication, and gabapentin, which helps combat seizures and nerve pain, as well as an empty Corona beer bottle
 

Dozens of white pills can be seen scattered on the floor and bedside table alongside empty containers of citalopram, an anti-anxiety medication, and gabapentin, which helps combat seizures and nerve pain, as well as an empty Corona beer bottle 

Beer bottles and sheets covered in bodily fluids can also been in the photos, obtained from police under Freedom of Information law
 

Beer bottles and sheets covered in bodily fluids can also been in the photos, obtained from police under Freedom of Information law

Our exclusive images show the slew of drugs, both prescription and illegal, found inside the swank $220-per-night hotel room, including three bags of what police believe was crystal meth.

Dozens of white pills can be seen scattered on the floor and bedside table alongside empty containers of citalopram, an anti-anxiety medication, and gabapentin, which helps combat seizures and nerve pain.

There's also a small bottle of an injectable medicine containing alprostadil which is typically used to treat erectile dysfunction and should never be mixed with alcohol.

Beer bottles and sheets covered in bodily fluids can also been in the photos, obtained from police under Freedom of Information law.

Cops declined to press charges and said Dyson, who posts X-rated photos and homemade porn movies on his profile page on the Rent.Men website, was likely to make a full recovery.

Gillum, a former Tallahassee mayor and regular CNN contributor, issued a statement within hours of the story leaking, apologizing for his drinking while insisting he never used meth.

He said he was in south Florida for a wedding but, when reached by telephone, Dyson told the Miami New Times that he had known Gillum 'for a while' and didn't know anything about a wedding.

Travis Dyson, a male escort, was found naked and in the throes of a drug overdose
 

Travis Dyson, a male escort, was found naked and in the throes of a drug overdose

There's also a small bottle of an injectable medicine containing alprostadil which is typically used to treat erectile dysfunction and should never be mixed with alcohol
 
A toiletry bag inside the hotel room with prescription pills
 
 

There's also a small bottle of an injectable medicine containing alprostadil (left) which is typically used to treat erectile dysfunction and should never be mixed with alcohol. Pictured right is a toiletry bag inside the hotel room with prescription pills 

 
 

Beer bottles and sheets covered in bodily fluids can also been in the photos, obtained from police under Freedom of Information law

Mejias - described in the report as 'the complainant' - told officers he had given his credit card details to Dyson on Thursday afternoon to rent a hotel room
 

Mejias - described in the report as 'the complainant' - told officers he had given his credit card details to Dyson on Thursday afternoon to rent a hotel room

Paramedics were called to the four-star Mondrian South Beach hotel early Friday, which costs $220 per night
 

Paramedics were called to the four-star Mondrian South Beach hotel early Friday, which costs $220 per night

Gillum, who has three young children with his wife R. Jai Howard, whom he while studying at Florida A & M, issued a further statement Sunday evening.

'After conversation with my family and deep reflection, I have made the decision to seek help, guidance and enter a rehabilitation facility at this time,' he said.

'This has been a wake-up call for me. Since my race for governor ended, I fell into a depression that has led to alcohol abuse.'

Gillum, who lost the gubernatorial election to Republican Ron DeSantis in 2018, is stepping down from 'public facing roles' to 'heal fully and show up in the world as a more complete person'.

'I want to apologize to my family, friends and the people of Florida who have supported me and put their faith in me over the years,' he added, requesting privacy for his family.

According to the Miami Police Department, officers were called out at 12:55am last Friday after reports of a guest suffering a cardiac arrest at the four-star Mondrian in Miami's South Beach party resort.

They arrived to find paramedics performing first aid on Dyson in the wake of 'a suspected drug overdose' and preparing to take him to the hospital.

Mejias - described in the report as 'the complainant' - told officers he had given his credit card details to Dyson on Thursday afternoon to rent a hotel room.

When you get deep depression, it doesn't seem to me that to fix the situation, you'd go to a hotel room with two WHITE men and soil the sheets. If he was my husband, which he'd never be, he'd be stopping at Divorce Court on his way to Rehab. They can test all that soiling of the sheets and see what exactly that is. Mr. Gillum, it seems to me your political career is over. Try becoming a Porn Star. White men will be all over you like roaches. Have a ball before you get HIV. You nasty bastard. Take a look at your dick and pet it because it sho' nuff has gotten you in a heap of trouble. Take some tests to see if you caught anything. I feel sorry for your wife and children. When you do nasty shit, sooner or later, it'll catch up with you. I'll bet you no one wants to be bothered with your funky ass anymore. You did it to yourself!!! See ya!!

  I agree sista Norland!

If you're GAY-just say so.  It will save a lot of hurt and embarrassment.  You can look at dude and tell he likes men-well I can.   His wife is his beard-gay men who marry straight women cuz they [the women] are soooo desperate and do not want to be alone.  So they turn their heads and pretend not to see.  Now her whole family is subjected to whatever dude's been doing before he got busted.  Unfair to the children.  They didn't ask to be his children.  So this is all on him.  All of it.  But!  

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Former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum has retained a high-powered criminal defense attorney to go after media outlets that published a graphic photo of him lying in his own vomit at a drug-fueled gay sex party.

Gillum, 40, reportedly overdosed in room 1107 at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel on March 13 while partying with male escort Travis Dyson, 30, who was treated at a hospital and discharged. The controversial photo shows the politician passed out on a pillow and a towel under his lower torso is soiled with feces, per SandraRose.com.

 

https://blackamericaweb.com/20...CXSuFDSKKG0HBbGnAU7k

 

how does one un-see picture of Mr. Gillum?  yes, you can take down a few pictures, but how do you erase the minds of millions?  

His so-called career is OVA!!! He can entertain the white men; they like black dick and have ever since Slavery. That's because they were short-changed. The mushroom crowd.

interesting side note...

Police in Florida said an investigation has been launched to determine how Black conservative Candace Owens obtained the police report about Andrew Gillum’s alleged overdose at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel on March 13.

The police report as well as graphic photos of Gillum were released online, which show the former Democratic gubernatorial candidate lying in his own vomit.

Gillum, 40, is said to have been partying hard with male escort Travis Dyson, 30, who reportedly overdosed and was treated at a hospital and discharged. The controversial photo shows the politician passed out on a pillow and a towel under his lower torso is soiled with feces, per SandraRose.com.

 
 

 

 

 https://blackamericaweb.com/20...BpcLZTrbnSWl2E0g9B_0

 

 

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