‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ alum attacked in club: ‘Nope!’

Drag queen superstar Candy Muse was allegedly assaulted at a club Friday night when a drunk man violently grabbed her arm and “wouldn’t take no for an answer.”

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” alum Posted the video on X (formerly Twitter). She shows the fingernail marks she sustained from the warring man.

“I wasn’t going to post about this but might as well tell you kids to be safe out there,” Muse, 29, wrote. “Last night in the club I was attacked by a man who was grabbing me and sticking to the back of my pants and I told him to leave me and more often than not.”

“He then got upset that I wanted nothing to do with him and proceeded to attack me,” Muse continued. “I’m fine, just a bit shaken up last night- but people need to understand don’t they!”

Muse, born Kevin Candelario, told Entertainment Weekly that she tried several times to get rid of the drunken man.

“I was trying to push him, asking him to stop several times [and to] Take me off,” she told the outlet, adding that she did not want to name the location for security reasons.

“After I removed his hand from my pants, finally, he got upset and grabbed both of my hands and Raja dug his nails into my skin and tried to fight me,” she recalls.

Muse later added that club security had been “stubborn” in handling the man and that she felt safe the morning after the attack but wanted to stress the importance of consent.

“I believe it doesn’t matter how friendly or unfriendly it is [I am] Or how short my shorts are,” says the Bronx native. “It doesn’t matter how attractive you think it is — it doesn’t give anybody the right or the green light to lay hands on anybody.”

According to Muse, she “felt a little bit crazy” after the attack and questioned whether she was overreacting before realizing that she felt “the reason people are sometimes afraid to speak up” in similar situations.

“No it’s not – it’s consent. I told you to stay away from 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.

It’s unclear if she plans to press charges.

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

“Omg I love you sister! I’m sorry this happened to you,” wrote “Drag Race” season 12 alum Jedda Essence Hall-Arias.

“Unacceptable,” another person tweeted. “Glad you are alright sister. Get that security camera footage ASAP!”

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

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

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

“What did you come up with as an Oompa Loompa,” Alan Whitfield, 51, can be heard asking the drag star, 31, in security footage, according to the BBC.

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

According to Williams, the man continued to harass him by repeatedly saying “watch your position” until he lost his head and replied: “Watch your position!”

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

Whitfield admitted the attack during a hearing at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court, where he argued his motives did not stem from homophobia – but comments Williams made about his skin.

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

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