ICYMI: RuPaul’s Drag Race Alum Robbie Turner Explains False Car Crash Claims — Says She Had A ‘Vivid Dream’!
This mystery has been officially — SOLVED!
As we reported earlier this month, RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Robbie Turner took to social media and claimed she survived a harrowing DUI-related crash, which allegedly left her Uber driver deceased. However, after the specifics from Turner’s story weren’t supported by local authorities or Uber, it seemed pretty clear that the popular drag queen had lied about her collision.
After Turner’s fans and RuPaul peers mocked her for seemingly lying about the incident, the season eight contestant FINALLY broke her silence about what the fuck actually happened. In addition to making a statement on Instagram (below), Robbie spoke with Entertainment Weekly to share her side of the story.
Here’s what she had to say…
Much public attention followed my recent posts on social media. These were posts I regret sharing. I don├óΓé¼Γäót remember much of that night, including leaving my place of employment. I do recall waking up bruised, disoriented, sore, and with an extremely vivid recollection of events that had, to my mind, absolutely occurred. It is clear to me that they did not, in fact, happen. The past few months have been very stressful for my family and I. The stress, depression, heartache and confusion during this time have overwhelmed me. On the advice of physicians and caring mental health professionals, I am taking a break from work and social media to spend more time with family and practice some important self-care. In addition, I apologize to Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber├óΓé¼Γäós CEO, for naming a company I respect in such a negative public way. That├óΓé¼Γäós not who I am, but it├óΓé¼Γäós what I did, and I am sorry for it. I also extend my apologies to Queer Bar, as well as anyone who may have felt that my original post lacked sensitivity. For that I am also regretful. I appreciate the continued support of my fans and respect for my privacy during this time. I hope to take better care of myself, learn from this painful season and nourish what brought me joy about my art to begin with.A post shared by Robbie Turner (@therobbieturner) on Apr 27, 2018 at 5:51pm PDT
Huh. Well, we’re sure Uber and everyone else appreciated the apology, but it’s still a bizarre claim to make without any other evidence.
“I woke up with bruises on my body, and I woke up with a headache, so my initial reaction was I thought I had a concussion. I was worried because I was alone├óΓé¼┬ª I wasn’t going to be seeing anyone for a few days. I usually try to rest and sit still after a weekend of shows. And I more or less woke up worried that I had a concussion, [so I] made a scheduled post for when people would be waking up Sunday morning├óΓé¼┬ª I was already falling asleep and was panicking├óΓé¼┬ª I did wake up with very large bruises and a headache, and I’ve always had this irrational fear of concussions.”
Thankfully, the magazine pressed Robbie to spell out why she jumped to the conclusion that she had been in a car accident. The reality TV vet continued:
“After days of poking around and sleuthing to figure out everything I had gone through, days later I saw footage of me coming home, getting out of a car, and getting into my apartment okay. What [I] think happened is that I was slipped something [in my drink], because I didn’t drink that much that night, and [that I] slipped and fell in the shower. The hat I was wearing is completely bent and gross, so we think I hit my head in the shower, got out of makeup, went to bed, and had a very vivid and ridiculous dream.
The seasoned entertainer doubled down on her claims that she believes she was slipped something AND slipped in the shower, thus, she had a crazy dream about a car accident:
“Both, because I didn’t drink that much that night├óΓé¼┬ª I went home immediately after [being out]. I don’t 100 percent remember leaving, and I do not remember coming home at all. At the time that I came home, I had this vivid dream and thought it was 100 percent real, especially once I woke up and had large contusions on my thighs, shoulder, and my head was pounding.”
As to why she didn’t call the authorities upon waking up, Robbie relayed that she already thought she went to the hospital, as she had a “very vivid recollection of being in an emergency room.” Turner can confidently say that the crash did not happen and has sought mental health treatment following the controversy.
“There have been many deaths and a lot of loss, and the social worker and psychiatrist [said] it sounds more like I had a mild mental break, and it was triggered by slipping in the shower and being slipped something [in my drink].”
Per Turner, this isn’t the first time she’s been drugged by a stranger or had super vivid dreams. Man, oh man.
In regards to the backlash she’s faced following the false claims, Robbie has said she’s become a victim of a larger “bullying community”:
“It’s like, well, I hate to point it out, but no one is perfect and everyone makes large mistakes that they regret whether it be on a public level or not├óΓé¼┬ª Unfortunately, I don’t think people have control, and they start reading one thing and turn it into a giant campaign to basically eviscerate someone when they don’t actually have 100 percent of the proper information.”
As for the shade she’s received from her RuPaul peers, she stated that she isn’t “terribly surprised,” especially since they aren’t all that close. Nonetheless, Robbie is “a little horrified” that she published the story on her social media accounts. Yeah, we would be too…
What do YOU think?? Are you buying her explanation??
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[Image via Instagram.]