Drag Race Season 9 Stars Trinity, Valentina, And Photographer Jason King Attacked In WeHo Last Night

Photographer Jason King has shared his terrifying account of an apparent hate crime that took place in West Hollywood last night, involving RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants, Trinity Taylor and Valentina.

King shared his story on Facebook:

Last night Trinity Taylor, [Valentina], two other friends and myself were walking home after the club and a guy we didn’t know took it upon himself to join our group but not saying anything. After a certain amount of time this became uncomfortable and he was asked very politely by Valentina to please not follow us. He said his car was parked in the same direction we were going so he was asked again politely to go ahead of us and we would wait. He asked us to go ahead of him instead and it went back and forth like that a couple of times until finally Valentina said we would go the other way and the guy then punched him. I went to go get the guy off of Valentina and he punched me in the nose and broke it. I spent 9 hours in the ER.
This is the short version of both stories but what I want to stress it…

Walk with friends not by yourself at night and be aware of your surroundings.

A side note I know there is a lot of people out there that are against our law enforcement right now and I can understand why they would feel the way they do. I want you all to know though that not every law enforcement person is bad. Last night we had about six officers all which I feel I could confidently say we’re straight, come to our rescue. Each and every one of them were not only helpful but friendly and didn’t care that we were gay, didn’t care what we looked like or what color our skin was. They only cared about our safety and capturing the guy that did that, which they did. So thank you West Hollywood Sheriff department for all of your help and professionalism. Thank you especially to officer Martinez who not only helped us at the scene but called later to check up on us, which he did not have to do.

Moral of the story, be responsible and be safe!!! You never know what could literally happen in a matter of seconds.

Read King’s full post below:

h/t: WorldOfWonder