Saturday, March 6, 2021

Investigation Launched to Review How Candace Owens Obtained Andrew Gillum Police Report

Andrew Gillum
TALLAHASSEE, FL – NOVEMBER 06: Tallahassee mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum shows his ballot to his four-year-old daughter Caroline, while her twin brother Jackson, one-year-old brother Davis and wife R. Jai watch on Election Day on November 6, 2018 in Tallahassee, Florida. Gillum is facing off in a close race against Republican candidate Ron DeSantis. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

*Police in Florida said an investigation has been launched to determine how conservative Black pundit 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

The father of three has hired famed attorney Alex Spiro to issue a take-down demand to all media outlets that published the photo. 

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Owens was the first to break the news about the former Tallahassee mayor, even sharing a copy of the police report with her 2M+ followers. But the Miami Beach Police Department (MBPD)  told the Tallahassee Democrat  that it was “unknown how the report was shared” and confirmed that how Owens got hold of it was “being looked at.” 

As noted by NewsOne, Owens also tweeted a photo of Travis Dyson, one of two other men in the hotel from with Gillum. 

We previously reported… Gillum was in the hotel room when Dyson was rushed to the hospital after an alleged overdose. 

One photo from the hotel room shows small plastic bags with a substance inside that’s reported to be crystal meth. A pill bottle with white pills around it was also found. Beer bottles and sheets that had bodily fluids on it were also seen in photos, which were obtained by The Daily Mail.

Dyson was also said to be naked when police arrived at the scene.

After the news broke, Gillum, a married father of three, released a statement apologizing, and claiming he was in Miami “for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends.” 

Dyson, meanwhile, denied knowing anything about a wedding, telling reporters that he “personally was not celebrating a wedding.”

Days after he was found by police officers “inebriated” in a South Beach hotel room, Gillum announced he was entering rehab to deal with his alcoholism issues. He also denied any allegations that he had used drugs.

It’s unclear what kind of penalty, if any, Owens could face for posting a copy of the police report that may have been obtained illegally.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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