A Former "Drag Race" Contestant Is Being Clowned By Fans For Allegedly Lying About An Uber Crash
Someone bring in the FBI.
Former RuPaul's Drag Race Season 8 contestant Robbie Turner is being accused of lying about the death of an Uber driver in a car crash the performer says he was involved in.
Turner, whose given name is Jeremy Baird, tweeted the following on Sunday: "I've been in a car accident. I'm not certain what happened. My driver did not survive."
Those tweets were then followed by an account of what allegedly happened, with Turner disclosing that the vehicle was "struck by a drunk driver," though he apparently only suffered minor injuries, including a sore eye and a bruise.
Although fans and drag queens alike were sympathetic to Turner's purported accident, things took a turn when people began questioning if the tale was actually true.
Turner is a Seattle, Washington-based performer, so BuzzFeed News reached out to the Seattle Police Department for more information.
A spokesperson for the department said they were unable to "confirm it in Seattle proper," but added that there are several outlier cities in the area with their own dedicated police departments so the crash could have happened in one of those jurisdictions.
A spokesperson for Uber also told BuzzFeed News that the company has no information consistent with what's being reported.
BuzzFeed News also reached out to Turner for comment.