'RuPaul's Drag Race' alum Kandy Muse assaulted at club

GOSSIP & RUMORS: ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ alum Kandy Muse assaulted at club



Drag queen superstar Kandy Muse was reportedly assaulted at a club on Friday night after a drunk man violently grabbed her arm and “would not take no for an answer.”

The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum posted a video on X (formerly Twitter) showing off the nail marks she sustained from the belligerent man.

“Wasn’t going to post about this but might as well tell you babies to stay safe out there,” Muse, 29, wrote. “Last night at the club I was assaulted by a man that was groping me and clinging onto the back of my pants and wouldn’t let go of me even tho I told him to let go of me and NO multiple times.”

“He then got upset I wanted nothing to do with him and proceeded to attack me,” Muse continued. “I’m okay, was a bit shaken up last night- but people need to understand NO IS NO!”

Muse, born Kevin Candelario, told Entertainment Weekly that she had tried multiple times to get the intoxicated man off of her.

“I was trying to push him off, telling him multiple times to stop [and to] get off me,” she told the outlet, adding that she didn’t want to name the venue for security reasons.

Muse, born Kevin Candelario, told Entertainement Weekly that she had tried multiple times to get the intoxicated man off of her. Instagram/@thekandymuse

“After I shoved his arm off my pants, finally, he got upset and grabbed both of my arms and f–king clawed his nails into my skin and was trying to fight me,” she recalled.

Muse later added the club’s security was “diligent” in handling the man and that she felt safe the morning following assault but wanted to stress the importance of consent.

“I believe it doesn’t matter how friendly or promiscuous [I am] or how short my shorts are,” the Bronx native says. “It doesn’t matter how attractive you may find it — it doesn’t give anyone the right or green light to just put their hands on anyone.”

The “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum posted a video on X (formerly Twitter) showing off the nail marks she sustained from the beligerant man. X/@TheKandyMuse

According to Muse, she “felt a bit crazy” following the assault and questioned if she was overreacting before realizing she was feeling “the reason why people are sometimes scared to speak up” in similar situations.

“No is no — it’s consent. I told you get the f–k off me, and you didn’t listen,” she says. “It’s my body. It’s not for you to just touch whenever you want.”

The Post reached out to Muse for comment.

Muse later added the club’s security was “diligent” in handling the man and that she felt safe the morning following assault but wanted to stress the importance of consent. Lisa Dragani/Getty Images

It is unclear if she plans to pursue any charges.

Several of Muse’s fans were quick to respond to the reality TV star’s post.

“Omg I love you sis! Sorry this happened to you,” wrote “Drag Race” season 12 alum Jaida Essence Hall-arius.

“Unacceptable,” a second person tweeted. “Happy you’re okay sis. Get that security camera footage asap!”

“Something similar happened to me,” a third person posted. “Make sure you file a police report just so it’s on file that it happened.”

Muse’s assault comes right on the heels of another vicious attack on a “Drag Race UK” alum who was reportedly punched in the face at a Liverpool McDonalds.

James Lee Williams, who won the first season of the show in 2019 as The Vivienne, revealed that he was the subject of a “barrage of abuse” from another customer at the fast food joint in December 2023.

According to Muse, she “felt a bit crazy” following the assault and questioned if she was overreacting before realzing she was feeling “the reason why people are sometimes scared to speak up” in similar situations. Santiago Felipe/Getty Images for MTV

“What have you come as, an Oompa Loompa,” Alan Whitfield, 51, can be heard asking the drag star, 31, in security footage, per the BBC.

Williams can be seen holding a handbag while being questioned by Whitfield: “Who are you trying to impress?”

According to Williams, the man continued to badger him by saying “look at the state of you” repeatedly until the he lost his head and retorted: ” look at the state of you!”

“I said, ‘Look at the state of your face,’ to which he said, ‘I’ve got skin cancer,’ and then punched me straight in the face,” says Williams.

“I believe it doesn’t matter how friendly or promiscuous [I am] or how short my shorts are,” the Bronx native says. “It doesn’t matter how attractive you may find it — it doesn’t give anyone the right or green light to just put their hands on anyone.” Katja Ogrin/Redferns

Whitfield admitted the assault during a hearing at the Liverpool Magistrates’ Court, where he argued that his motives stemmed not from homophobia — but rather a comment Williams made about his skin.

 The court sided with Williams, finding Whitfield guilty of a hate crime.





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