Transgender YouTuber Nikita Dragun Released from Men’s Jail Cell After Viral Video Surfaces

YouTuber Nikita Dragun was arrested and charged with felony assault of a police officer in Miami
By Andy Lalwani
Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for YouTube Beauty

Nikita Dragun has been released from the men’s cell after her incident that landed her behind bars.

In a police report obtained by NBC News, Dragun was arrested and charged with felony assault of a police officer. The influencer was arrested after she was spotted walking around the hotel pool naked according to reports.

According to the police report, Nikita Dragun opened her hotel room door after several knocks when confronted about the incident. When the security promptly told Dragun she would need to cut it out or she would be asked to leave the hotel, Nikita slammed the door in their faces. 

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From there, police say that Nikita opened the door again after the officers knocked one last time. The beauty guru then threw an open water bottle not only causing it to spill on the security guard and police officer, but also hit them both. This ended up resulting in her arrest.

Nikita Dragun was placed in a men’s unit at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami despite asking to be transferred to a unit that matched her gender identity.

Social media users posted their thoughts on the situation.

“The situation with Nikita, who is legally female, being placed in a men’s unit of a Florida jail is extremely disturbing and dangerous,” Jack Ketsoyan of Full Scope Public Relations said in a statement.

“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,” Ketsoyan said. “Nikita has been released and is now safe. Thank you for respecting her privacy during this time.”

Authorities set her bond at $2,000. Needless to say, this is not her only run in with the law in Miami. According to NBC news, Nikita had an altercation with Miami-based DJ and producer duo Black V Neck at a popular nightclub named LIV hours before the arrest. The group said that Dragun pushed one of the members in the group after they told her not to take their liquor bottle. She posted on social media about the situation as well. 

Dragun was released on recognizance, Miami-Dade County’s records said, meaning she did not have to post bail. Her arraignment hearing in Miami is scheduled for Dec. 7.