Trans Influencer Nikita Dragun Held in Men's Unit Following Miami Arrest, Twitter Reacts
Transgender social media influencer Nikita Dragun was arrested on Monday night for disorderly conduct after being caught frolicking around a luxury Miami hotel pool naked.
'Goodtime Hotel' employees claimed that they asked her to put her clothes back on, but she intentionally threw water on them, which is when the police were called. She also threw water onto the police officers, which led to her arrest later in the night.
Nikita Dragun, whose real name is Nikita Nguyen, has remained open about her gender identity. In 2015, she came out as a transgender woman.
Nikita's rep told TMZ Wednesday, "The situation with Nikita, who is legally female, being placed in a men's unit of a Florida jail is extremely distributing and dangerous."
Ketsoyan continues, "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."
The rep also confirmed Nikita had been released after being placed on a $5,000 bond.
See some Twitter users' reactions below:
nikita's a nasty person, but to keep her in the men's unit is so disturbing and terrifying.. do you realize how dangerous this is for her https://t.co/vyL1Uezjr2 pic.twitter.com/SrLLS5ZzfV
— AARON (@lidolmix) November 9, 2022
I don't care if you hate nikita but putting a trans woman in a men's prison unit is the most hostile thing to do especially in a state like Florida this is nothing but dehumanizing a person's human rights https://t.co/xrnaxbpBOm
— pocket (@islandthembo) November 9, 2022
So nikita dragun has been put in a men's jail and I think it is an important to remind folks that this kind of treatment is tantamount to sentencing a trans woman to be serially raped. Its a blatant violation of her 4th amendment protections against cruel and unusual punishment
— Katherine la Pavona, the Femme in Yellow (@binaryAegis) November 9, 2022
I'm not a fan of Nikita Dragun nor am I defending her actions in any shape or form but when she was put into jail and forced to stay in a men's unit, that's heartbreaking and dangerous. Trans Women are Women.
— little miss gaslight gatekeep girlboss (@aangeloplaza) November 9, 2022
just seen that Nikita Dragun is being kept in a mans prison, this is so fucking inhumane and the fact the news isn't covering it is just even worse.
I'm not a fan of Nikita but this is a violation of human rights and her safety, they've even misgendered in her in the report. pic.twitter.com/qJo2SmJFhX
— Samantha (@itssamanthaaaa_) November 9, 2022
Nikita Dragun, a trans woman who has been fully transitioned for YEARS, is currently being held in a men's jail. In the video she pleads the judge to transfer her to a women's unit. This is horrifying beyond comprehension. Trans women need protection & safety, get her out NOW. https://t.co/SXUvV1bXRG
— hannah (@antifamouss) November 9, 2022
i don't like nikita dragun, but fuck you, @MiamiDadeCounty for putting her in the men's unit. that is so fucking dangerous for her. fuck you, you transphobic assholes
— elsiee (@elsieee966) November 9, 2022
Trans lives don't matter. Countless transwomen have been physically, abused, sexually abused in the presence system for years and no one cares. It's so sad. Crimes shouldn't equate to abuse.
— Justin Stewart (@ProducerStewart) November 9, 2022
nikita dragun is not a good person...is she a culture chameleon? yes. does she deserve to be put in a male prison? no.
— kenn nw veep! (@degreesofK) November 9, 2022
another example that america doesn't view their prisoners like humans. nikita dragun deserves to AT LEAST be in a woman's cell its truly sick that they put her in the men's cell like this is not only ethical problem, its a SAFETY HAZARD
— （╹◡╹）♡ (@CODEVlSION) November 9, 2022
even if nikita dragun has done and said terribly things, she does not deserve this. put her in a fucking woman's ward rn. you may not like her but you can't not say this shit is fucked. at this point i'd be ready to bail her out because the american justice system will so fucked.
— k (@oswegas) November 9, 2022
This Nikita Dragun shit is fucking terrifying. Never heard of her in my life, but a woman being sent to a men's prison REGARDLESS of systemic intolerance/transphobia is a recipe for rape... Hope she gets sent to a women's facility and that everything gets sorted out.
— MrVMP (@chixmex3) November 9, 2022
i feel so bad and i am scared for @NikitaDragun she does NOT deserve this. no trans woman should be put in a mens unit in jail. it is cruel and unusual punishment and breaks the constitution. #freenikita
— ty (@tylercrashed) November 9, 2022
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