'Andrew Gillum was caught in a room with more than just drugs.
The man who overdosed on crystal meth in a Florida hotel room with Gillum, a Democrat who made an unsuccessful bid for Florida governor, was an openly gay male escort with a profile on the website RentMen.com, Florida’s Local10 reported Friday.
Travis Dyson also identified himself as a “pornstar performer” who offered services including “gay massage.'
Officers tried to speak to Mr. Gillum but were unable to “due to his inebriated state,” according to an incident report filed by the Miami Beach Police Department.
Mr. Gillum, 40, and a second man in the room were in such a state of intoxication that they were unable to talk with officers, according to a police report.
A third man had become ill and collapsed, necessitating the 911 call.
“I was in Miami last night for a wedding celebration when first responders were called to assist one of my friends,” the statement says. “While I had too much to drink, I want to be clear that I have never used methamphetamines. I apologize to the people of Florida for the distraction this has caused our movement.”
Last year, a Florida Commission on Ethics ruling found “probable cause” that Mr. Gillum broke state ethics laws by accepting trips to Costa Rica and New York City, tickets to the Broadway play “Hamilton,” and other gifts that were discovered through an FBI corruption probe into Tallahassee city hall.
Mr. Gillum agreed to pay a $5,000 fine to have four of the five charges dropped by the commission.