British YouTuber Calum McSwiggan has been charged with filing a false report after claiming he was beaten outside a gay club, Los Angeles police say.
As we reported earlier in the week, the 26-year-old claimed he had three broken teeth and six stitches in his forehead after he was beaten by three men early Monday. He posted a photo of the ‘attack’ on Instagram.
However, police say he had no visual injuries and was taken into custody after authorities saw him vandalizing a car.
“Mr. McSwiggan, of London, was later seen hitting himself with the handle and receiver of a pay phone at the jail and was taken to a hospital,” the department said in a statement. He was misdemeanor count of false report of a criminal offense.
McSwiggan has over 60,000 subscribers on YouTube, where his videos range from lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender lifestyles.
He pleaded not guilty and is due to appear in court on July 19.