Drag queen Shangela, accused of rampant sex assault, was fêted by Kamala Harris

A celebrity drag performer being accused of serial sexual assault was beforehand fêted by Vice President Kamala Harris — turning into the primary individual to put on drag at an occasion on the official VP residence.

Shangela, of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” fame, was the main target of a damning Rolling Stone exposé this week with 5 accusers alleging sexual abuse — practically a 12 months after additionally being sued for rape.

The “A Star Is Born” performer, born Darius Jeremy Pierce, has recognized Harris since not less than 2019, once they posed together for a selfie when the now-VP was operating for president.

Shangela gushed about Harris being “a fierce ally” for the “LGBTQIA+ household,” saying, “I can for positive say I’m proud to see a robust, clever, devoted Black/Indian girl going after the Democratic nomination.”

Harris then invited Shangela to a Delight occasion on the Naval Observatory in 2022, the place the performer grew to become the primary ever to attend the official residence in drag, People magazine reported on the time.

“I awoke right this moment asking myself ‘Did that basically simply occur?’” Shangela wrote on Instagram after “laughing and sobbing” on the magnitude of being invited to talk at Harris’ historic occasion.

“Final evening I had the distinction of turning into the primary drag queen in drag to ever attend an occasion on the residence of the Vice President of America. …

“Me — the lil nation homosexual child from Paris, TX simply helped introduce the very best rating feminine chief ever elected in our nation. And I did it standing in my reality.”

Drag queen Shangela with Vice President Kamala Harris in 2022. Shangela/Instagram

A spokeswoman for Harris’ workplace didn’t instantly return a request for remark from The Put up.

Shangela, who solely makes use of she/her pronouns whereas in drag, has been accused of both sexually assaulting 5 folks within the queer group, or attempting to have intercourse with them after they have been too intoxicated to consent, Rolling Stone mentioned.

The alleged incidences, involving males and non-binary accusers between the ages of 18 and 23, date again to 2012, a number of years after the now-42-year-old had risen to fame on the cable TV actuality present.

In a single occasion, a teenage accuser mentioned Shangela tried to anally penetrate him after he had been plied with booze and vomited everywhere in the performer’s resort mattress, the magazine reported.

Two different accusers mentioned that they had blacked out solely to get up and be led to imagine that they had engaged in group intercourse with Shangela and one other man.

Her lawyer has reportedly denied the allegations and mentioned Shangela had by no means had “nonconsensual intercourse of any type with them, or anybody else.”

The accusers advised Rolling Stone that they had been reluctant to talk out due to nationwide GOP-led backlash against drag shows, however they have been empowered after a former HBO manufacturing assistant sued Shangela for rape final 12 months.

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