Police charge suspect who attacked Drag Race UK's The Vivienne

Police charge suspect who attacked Drag Race UK's The Vivienne

The Vivienne is a step closer to justice after police charge a suspect involved in the violent homophobic attack that took place nearly two months earlier

On 16 June, the man approached The Vivienne in a Liverpool McDonald’s and made homophobic comments. He then punched her in the face and fled, according to Merseyside Police.

“No-one, no matter what their background or religious beliefs, should be assaulted, threatened, or subjected to any form of hate crime,” Detective Inspector Alan Nuttall said, according to the BBC.

“Please be reassured that we thoroughly investigate reports of those targeted through hate crime and will be relentless to bring offenders to justice.”

Since news of the arrest, Vivienne has responded thanking the police for their help and saying she will not stop the fight for equality. 

“With hate crimes on the rise. I will not, and will never stop SCREAMING ABOUT EQUALITY FOR EVERYBODY! At least some good news has come today,” she wrote. ”Thanks again to@MerseyPolice who have been fantastic and who I will be working with in the future to make sure we battle this head on.”



The Vivienne previously spoke out about the incident on the British talk show This Morning. As she recounted the attack, she called the assault a “shake up.”

““Because I’ve always been, from a young age, so confident and didn’t care what anyone thought. But then I found myself, even after the attack, I was like, ‘Oh, it’s fine, I’ve dealt with this for years,’ but then going on a train and hiding around a corner — it did shake me up a bit.”

“You know, we’re fine, and we get through it, but I’m kind of glad it happened to me, who is able to deal with it than, say, a 15 or 16-year-old gay youth who’s come to terms with themselves it would have really affected them for life,” said the Drag Race UK season one queen. 

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