Andrew Gillum finally speaks out after the high-profile hotel room scandal he was involved in earlier this year.
He reveals that he contemplated suicide following the fallout.
“ I literally got broken down to my most bare place; to the place where I wasn’t even sure that I wanted to live, not because of what I had done but because of everything that was being said about me,” said Gillum.
According to reports, police were called to a hotel in Miami Beach on March 12 after the former candidate for Florida governor was found heavily intoxicated in a room with another man. Following the incident, the male found in the room with Gillum was Travis Dyson, a male escort.
“Since my race for governor ended, I fell into a depression that has led to alcohol,” said Gillum, before entering a rehabilitation center after the event.
Now out of rehab, the politician and his wife Jai sat down with Tamron Hall in an interview that aired today (September 14).
“The truth is that Tamron, everyone believes the absolute worst about that day. At this stage, I don’t have anything else to have to conceal,” said Gillum. “I don’t identify as gay. I identify as bisexual. I’ve never shared that publicly before.”
We are happy to hear that Gillum is walking in his truth as he continues to heal.
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