The boxer admits he lied when he claimed he was drugged before performing in Gay Porn Film
When a porn film emerged starring ex-boxer Yusaf Mack, he spoke to news site Philly.com to claim he had been drugged before shooting the film and couldn’t remember a thing about it.
The 35-year-old father of 10 who is engaged to a woman insisted to the website that he was 100% heterosexual.
”All my real friends who really know me, know I like females,” he said.
My whole life, I’ve been what they call a whoremonger. I love females,” he said.
He claimed he was drugged when he arrived at the set of the porn film in the Bronx, New York City in June 2015 and that he was planning a lawsuit against DogpoundUSA.com, the company who’d hired him.
However yesterday, Yusaf released a statement to Black Sports Online retracting his previous claims.
“This is an issued public apology from my heart. I want to address a few situations with the first being the false claims I made about being drugged during the Dog Pound adult film.
I have never spoke negatively about the company that produced the film although the claim to have been given a drug by someone during set was a lie. I was completely aware and fully conscious during the film,” he said.
He also took the opportunity to come out as bisexual.
“The second situation, which further explain the first, concerns my lifestyle. I did participate in the adult film because at the time I needed money but also because I am a bisexual man. Meaning I enjoy safely being intimate with whomever I choose,” he said.
“My life was completely destroyed once it had been outed that I participated in a gay film. I selfishly tried to cover the truth and remain in denial, rather than accept the fact that I was leading a double life secretly.
After reflecting on the mess I had made, I realized that I hurt a lot of my loved ones and the people I cared about the most were left disappointed and confused. It was unfair and time to come clean. I want to say sorry to my children and my ex-fiancé, I am so sorry that I was a coward and hid a huge part of my life from you all.”
“I’m not looking for sympathy or even understanding, I’ve kept this secret for a long time. It is time to move forward and this is me walking in my truth.”
”The extreme taboo and harsh criticism of living a same-sex lifestyle, especially as an African- American male, makes it hard to be completely honest and comfortable within yourself.
But I had to remember that I am a champ & I can fight and will fight through this. I am more than my sexual orientation. To all of my supporters I thank you dearly.”
The statement comes after Dawgpound USA threatened to sue over Mack’s drugging allegations.
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