New details and blowback: Gillum, almost Florida’s governor, reportedly with male escort in hotel room

(WTVT video screenshot)

It turns out that the now-disgraced former Florida Democrat gubernatorial nominee whom the media propped up as an upstanding human being and victim of alleged Republican racism — and who almost became the governor of Florida — may, in fact, be a rather shady character, as usual.

One who was reportedly caught in a hotel room with the illegal stimulant methamphetamine and an openly gay male escort.

FYI, prostitution is also illegal throughout almost all of America, including Florida.

On Saturday, a day after reports emerged that former Florida Democrat gubernatorial nominee Andrew Gillum had been “present during an incident involving crystal meth at a Miami Beach hotel,” additional reports surfacing indicating that one of the other men present at the incident had been Travis Dyson, 30, an openly gay prostitute.

“In a Rent Men profile, Dyson, 30, identifies himself as a ‘pornstar performer’ and mentions ‘gay massages.’ On social media, he shared sexual videos of himself with a muscular man he identified as his boyfriend,” local station WPLG has confirmed.

He was also active on Instagram until he deleted his profile Friday:

According to police reports, Dyson rented a room at the Mondrian South Beach Hotel around 4:00 pm Thursday using the credit card of a man named Aldo Mejias.

When Mejias arrived at the room seven hours later, he found both Dyson and Gillum together. Both were reportedly vomiting, and when Dyson collapsed, Mejias dialed 911.

When the authorities arrived, they found baggies of crystal meth.

“Officers then attempted to speak to Mr. Gillum,” a police report of the incident reads. “Mr. Gillum was unable to communicate with officers due to his inebriated state … Mr. Gillum left the hotel room and returned to his residence.”

The next morning, the story broke, sending shock waves through the political realm and spurring Gillum into spinning a denial story claiming he’d been at the hotel for a wedding celebration.

In a statement to the Miami New Times, however, Dyson denied being aware of any wedding celebration.

“I personally was not celebrating a wedding. I don’t know if [Gillum] was in town for a wedding. He did not mention that,” he said.

These stunning happenings have earned Gillum a large dose of mockery from a wide swath of critics, including Republican Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz.


But the most stinging criticism has been aimed at the media, which not only propped up Gillum as some sort of heroic figure but also falsely portrayed him as the victim of racist attacks from then-Republican nominee Ron DeSantis, who’s since gone on to become one of the most successful governors in Florida’s 175-year history.

After DeSantis innocuously used the common phrase “monkey it up” during a discussion in September of 2018 on Fox News, Gillum and his media allies both promptly screamed “racism!”

And immediately after Gillum’s loss to he DeSantis in the 2018 race, the media again cried “racism!”


Two years later, it seems what may have truly driven Gillum’s loss was the ability of Florida voters to see through his proven record of lies and corruption.

To some, such as outspoken conservative Hollywood actor James Woods, it’s disconcerting nevertheless that a man of this caliber ever got so close to becoming the governor of Florida:

To others, it’s equally disconcerting that Gillum is a paid CNN contributor — one whose behavior many suspect will be buried by the propaganda media.



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