Transgender influencer Nikita Dragun is trending on the internet after she has been arrested and placed in a men’s jail.
This move has raised concerns among her management and fans.
The vlogger, whose real name is Nikita Nguyen, was arrested on November 7 following a disturbance at a Miami beach hotel.
The 26-year-old was arrested on a felony charge of battery on a police officer.
According to the police report, when Dragun answered her hotel room door she allegedly swung an open water bottle, causing water to hit and spill on both a security guard and an officer, resulting in her arrest.
It was also gathered that she had earlier, allegedly, caused a disturbance for a long period of time by walking around a hotel’s swimming pool area n***d.
Nikita Dragun made her name as a YouTuber in 2014 by sharing beauty tips with her followers then, as she moved from male to female, taking her fans along for the ride via documenting the whole process.
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Dragun’s rep, Jack Ketsoyan, 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.”
He complained that the 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”.
Since her arrest was made public, a video has gone viral in which Dragun says she has been placed in a men’s unit at Miami-Dade Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center.
She asks Judge Mindy Glazer: “Can I ask one question? Do I have to stay in the men’s unit still?”
To which someone responds: “Yeah, I don’t make the rules [there] but [it’s] proper accommodation for you.”
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