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Aug 04 2017

Joey the Gay Bartender Not the Victim of a Hate Crime After All

Once again, an injured member of a politically privileged group turns out not to be the victim of a hate crime:

The DCist reports that on July 15 man identified only as Joey, a bartender at a gay bar in the Dupont Circle area of the city, was walking home. He says something hit him hard in the back of the neck and the next thing he remembers is waking up in the hospital. A passerby saw him lying unconscious on the ground and called 911. Joey had two broken vertebrae in his neck.

Because Joey is gay, works at a gay bar, and the Dupont Circle area is the San Francisco of Washington DC, everyone naturally assumed this was a homophobic hate crime. A GoFundMe page was set up for Joey based on the idea he was a victim and it raised over $18,000. Even the cops were investigating this as a violent hateful attack.

The results [of] the DC Metro PD investigation are in and this is it:

“After further investigation, MPD determined he was not struck with an object from behind, but fell. This is no longer a criminal case and out of respect for this individual’s privacy, we will not be commenting further,” said MPD in a statement.

Joey has offered to return the money that was raised, calling the whole thing “just an unfortunate accident” — possibly in case authorities start prosecuting these numerous hoaxes.

Joey tugging heartstrings.

On a tip from Dave F.

  • Jester

    Welcome to the Hate Hoax List, Joey.

  • MAS

    I’m going to hazard a guess that getting hit from behind isn’t a new experience for Joey.

  • hoagie111

    My bet is the dirty liar had his Go Fund Me page up before his little feminine head hit the sidewalk. The fraud and corruption of the left would fill volumes.

  • Otis Longear

    but he had his 15 minutes of fame! Isn’t he speshul !

  • 127guy

    Sucks for him. A 7-figure payday from the DC Human Rights Commission gone, just like that.

  • Eddie_Valiant

    The concept of crowdfunding is generally a good thing, but clearly there are those that are abusing it.

    Case in point: Gay Joey.

    Probably trying to raise funds for his boyfriend to become his girlfriend.

  • FriendOfJohnnyM

    Poor Gay little Joey- he must have tripped over an imaginary “rainbow flag” and landed directly of his “facial c*** holster”.

    Felony charges should be filed against this creepy liar.

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  • BillyBobBob the Covfefe Bob

    ‘out of respect for this individual’s privacy’? Why does he deserve ‘respect’?

  • Jeff

    Good at least that he has offered to return the donations. Wonder if he’s offered to reimburse the police for what they spent on the investigation.

  • swimologist

    There’s a “hate crime” case in Lansing, Mich last month, where an illegal alien said two drunk white guys roughed him up, mentioned Pres. Trump (of course) and then stapled (?) a note on his back that said, “Go back to Mexico.” I can almost guarantee this will make the hate-crime hoax list in the future, bet on it.

  • swimologist

    LOL. Best comment.

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  • chris black

    And, let’s keep an eye on Minnesota again. An IED was allegedly thrown through the window of an Islamic Center yesterday, and they have already set up a GoFundMe page seeking $95,000 to fix a broken window. I’m thinking hoax!

  • Jeanie

    Did he not commit a crime by reporting g a false crime?

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