Calum McSwiggan Pleads Guilty To Vandalism, Sentenced To Anger Management

10 November 2016, 12:04 | Updated: 6 November 2017, 09:38

We the Unicorns

By Charleyy Hodson

His crazy 5 month battle has finally come to a result.

After being charged with vandalism, filing a fake Police report and missing multiple court dates, Calum McSwiggan has pleaded "Not Guilty" to vandalism. After a ruling was heard by the judge, he will have to spend the next three years under supervised probation in addition to attending 52 sessions of Anger Management training.

Nearly five months ago news broke that Calum McSwiggan, a London-based LGBT YouTuber, had been physically assaulted outside of a West Hollywood club after flying out to the US for VidCon. Calum posted a selfie to Instagram in which he was seen covered in cuts and bruises, but soon after, it was revealed that he may have filed a fake police report... and had injured himself.

Now, finally free from the US justice system, Calum has taken to Twitter to share the results with his fans:

Calum's sentencing, particularly in reference to his "supervised probation", means that he will be "required to meet regularly with a probation officer" as he tries to "adapt and live in a lawful way". However, Calum was able to celebrate a small victory following his sentencing because all charges of him filing a false Police report about his injuries being a hate crime have been dropped.

Previously, Calum has shared his thoughts about these accusations and how it has made him feel: "Being accused of being a liar and being called a disgrace to the LGBTQ+ community, a community I've dedicated my life to, is more painful than any hate crime could ever be". For anyone who missed the original Instagram image of Calum in his hospital bed, we've shared it below.


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