Man who overdosed in hotel room with Florida lawmaker Andrew Gillum ‘was gay escort and porn performer’ – The Sun

THE man who overdosed on crystal meth in a hotel room with Florida lawmaker Andrew Gillum is allegedly an openly gay male escort, according to reports.

Former Florida Democratic candidate Gillum, 40, was found drunk in a Miami Beach hotel room with Travis Dyson at around 1am on Friday after police responded to a call about a cardiac arrest, the Miami New Times said.


Two officers arrived on scene at Mondrian South Beach hotel and found a first responder treating a man, identified as 30-year-old Travis Dyson, for a possible drug overdose.

While it was initially reported that Dyson was a friend of Gillum's, it has now been revealed that Dyson called himself a "pornstar performer" and had a profile on the website RentMen.Com, according to Florida's Local10.

On his RentMen profile, he advertised a range of services as a male escort.

Former Tallahassee mayor Gillum has been married to wife R. Jai Gillum for 11 years, and the couple have three children.

A third man, Aldo Mejias, reportedly called police after he entered the hotel room around 11pm and saw Dyson collapse on the bed and throw up.

Mejias, who told cops he gave Dyson CPR and called 911, also told police that Gillum was "under the influence of an unknown substance" in the hotel room.

The man said while he was giving Dyson CPR, Gillum was in the bathroom throwing up.

First responders said they went to the hotel for a second time to conduct a "welfare check" on Gillum, and said he was in stable condition by the time they saw him.

On the hotel room bed and floor, cops said they found three small bags of "suspected crystal meth."

Gillum was said to have gone home "without incident."

In a statement, Gillum said: "I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends."

"While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines."

"I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement."

Gillum added: "I’m thankful to the incredible Miami Beach EMS team for their efforts. I will spend the next few weeks with my family and appreciate privacy during this time."

Travis Dyson told the New Times he was "personally not celebrating a wedding, I don't know if [Gillum] was in town for a wedding. He did not mention that."

Dyson, who is in stable condition, said he's known Gillum since last spring, saying they have "been friends for a while."

Police are not pursuing criminal charges.

Gillum was the mayor of Tallahassee, Florida from 2014 to 2018 and ran against Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis for governor in 2018.

In April 2019, he agreed to pay a $5,000 fine to settle an ethics complaint that he violated civil law by accepting gifts from lobbyists.

The settlement ended a long investigation that hindered Gillum's campaign.

Gillum was considered a rising star in the Democratic Party after his defeat. He works as a contributor for CNN.


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