Transgender Influencer Held in Men's Unit of Correctional Facility After Being Arrested in Miami


Nikita Dragun, a transgender influencer and content creator, was held in the men’s unit of a correctional facility after being arrested in Miami, Florida, over an incident at a hotel.

NPR reported Dragun, a transgender woman, was held in a men’s unit of the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami and is being charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and felony battery of a law enforcement officer, citing court records.

After being in jail for at least a day, Dragun has since been released on her own recognizance, as the outlet explained.

According to Local 10 News, a Miami Beach police arrest report shows officers were called to the The Goodtime Hotel just after 6 p.m Monday night.

Hotel security reportedly claimed Dragun “had been causing a disturbance for a long period of time and was walking around the pool area unclothed.”

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After security staff told Dragun to stop, the influencer proceeded to throw water at them, according to police.

Police were escorted to Dragun’s room where the social media star closed the door and opened it shortly afterward, asking “do you want more?”

Local 10 News reported Dragun then “swung an open bottle at the security guard and an officer, hitting them and dousing them with water.”

During an appearance in court, Dragun asked the judge, “Do I have to stay here in the men’s unit?”

The judge replied, “Yeah. I don’t make the rules up there.”

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NPR noted Dragun is expected for another court appearance on December 7.

Dragun’s publicist, Jack Ketsoyan, issued a statement on behalf of his client.

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

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

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