Nikita Dragun, a transgender influencer, was allegedly held in a men’s ward of a jail after being detained in Miami, Florida on Monday, November 7.
Nikita’s representative, Jack Ketsoyan, verified this and called it “very unsettling and dangerous.”
Jack said in a statement;
“The situation with Nikita, who is legally female, being placed in a men’s unit of a Florida jail is extremely disturbing and dangerous.
“This decision made by the Miami-Dade County Corrections Department directly violates their protocol, which mandates that transgender inmates are classified and housed based on safety needs and gender identity.”
The YouTuber whose real name is Nikita Nguyen, “has been released and is now safe,” her rep revealed, also adding, “Thank you for respecting her privacy during this time.”
The transgender influencer was arrested this week on a felony charge of battery on a police officer.