Boxer Yusaf Mack Comes Out as Bisexual, Admits He Was Not Drugged Into Doing Gay Porn

Boxer Yusaf Mack Comes Out as Bisexual, Admits He Was Not Drugged Into Doing Gay Porn

In a statement released Monday, boxer Yusaf Mack retracts allegations he made that he was drugged into appearing in a gay adult film. Mack also came out as bisexual.

Said Mack:

“This is an issued public apology from my heart. I want to address a few situations with the first being the false claims I made about being drugged during the Dog Pound adult film.

“I have never spoken negatively about the company that produced the film although the claim to have been given a drug by someone during set was a lie. I was completely aware and fully conscious during the film.”

Mack previously said he had no memory of appearing in the film in question. He said he thought he was going to be appearing in a heterosexual adult film and that when he arrived on set, he saw naked women present. He then alleged he was given a shot of vodka and a pill of some sort, which he believed was some sort of ecstasy-like drug that also caused him to lose his memory. Philly.com speculated he may have been given GHB or “G.”

In explaining why he decided to appear in the film, Mack cited his sexuality:

“The second situation, which further explains the first, concerns my lifestyle. I did participate in the adult film because at the time I needed money but also because I am a bisexual man. Meaning I enjoy safely being intimate with whomever I choose.”

Mack went on to “address the reason” why he lied:

“My life was completely destroyed once it had been outed that I participated in a gay film. I selfishly tried to cover the truth and remain in denial, rather than accept the fact that I was leading a double life secretly.

“After reflecting on the mess I had made, I realized that I hurt a lot of my loved ones and the people I cared about the most were left disappointed and confused. It was unfair and time to come clean. I want to say sorry to my children and my ex fiancé, I am so sorry that I was a coward and hid a huge part of my life from you all.”

To his former friends who “now feel disgust” knowing Mack is a bisexual, Mack said:

“I’m sorry, but this is my life.”

He added:

“I’m not looking for sympathy or even understanding, I’ve kept this secret for a long time. It is time to move forward and this is me walking in my truth.

“There are other men and women that are set up in the similar situations and I just hope I can be inspiration to be just be you. The extreme taboo and harsh criticism of living a same-sex lifestyle, especially as an African- American male, makes it hard to be completely honest and comfortable within yourself.

“But I had to remember that I am a champ and I can fight and will fight through this. I am more than my sexual orientation. To all of my supporters I thank you dearly.”

Well said, Mack.

Mack’s statement comes on the heels of one released by DawgPoundUSA.com on Friday, insisting Mack was not drugged into performing in the video. The statement also threatened legal action against Mack.

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56 Comments

  1. ken
    November 03, 05:22 Reply

    Dont worry Mack, your sins are forgiven. Go and sin no more!

    We all have secrets and coming out of the closet is one of the most difficult things in the world! So no judgements…..here’s hoping that in future you will give us more videos to wank to! hehehe

    • Pink Panther
      November 03, 05:41 Reply

      Heheheheee!!! ken has said the one that is more important to him

  2. Dennis Macaulay
    November 03, 05:52 Reply

    Breeze don blow foul nyash open!

    The silly man realised the magnitude of the lie he was telling finally and what it meant. Claiming you were drugged to perform sex acts and subsequently filmed is a felony.

    He should have just kept mute and this would have blown away since! Ode

    • Pink Panther
      November 03, 05:55 Reply

      But you have to concede the fact that all this must have been a shock to him, and so therefore, he reacted the way most humans not ready for their sexuality to be known would react. He denied, denied, denied. It’s only human of him. I understand that.
      That he came around so quickly to own his sexuality is admirable. Some people would just stick to denying and dragging the issue out with lawsuits and the like.

      • Dennis Macaulay
        November 03, 06:35 Reply

        My point is that he should have just kept mute! A new photo of the kardashians will come out, Adele will drop a new single and the world will move on and forget you!

        Simple

        • Pink Panther
          November 03, 06:36 Reply

          Hahahaa. The God of the Kardashians is looking at you o.

          • ken
            November 03, 07:35 Reply

            Should woulda coulda.

            Its easy to say when u not wearing the shoes. Truth is most of us would do the same if we were in his position. Its hard not to want to defend yourself when faced with fear.
            Just goes to show u America is still just as homophobic as nigeria

            In other news, wheres that guy that said he came out to his gf. We need to talk……

        • #Chestnut
          November 03, 07:30 Reply

          He wasn’t ready to reveal his sexuality; silence would have meant acceptance,and he wasn’t ready for that at the time.
          Is he brave for finally coming out? Maybe. Or maybe niggah doesn’t want DawgPound to own his broke soul forever,in d event of a lawsuit…#OkBye

          • Dennis Macaulay
            November 03, 08:13 Reply

            Brave ko Brave ni!

            DawgPoundUsa would have sued his ass into oblivion so he promptly did the smart thing which was tell the truth.

            See when kasala burst on top your head like this keep quiet. Remember that Abuja Pastor that Ese Walter claimed they were fucking? Did he say anything? Has the matter not passed? His church is growing in leaps and bounds.

            Just keep mute, the world’s attention span is very fickle and you can always trust the kardashians to help you out….lol

  3. Mandy
    November 03, 06:18 Reply

    Well said indeed, Mack. Very well said.

  4. law
    November 03, 06:21 Reply

    Thank U mack for being true to urself. U are a hero nonetheless and a champ forever.bless U

  5. DeadlyDarius
    November 03, 07:11 Reply

    *watching the video again* How anyone can buy the ‘drugged’ claim is hard to believe. I would hv loved to be in the jury so I can analayze every second of the tape

    For the purposes of justice, of course

    • Dennis Macaulay
      November 03, 08:15 Reply

      Can we watch together? I have been told that I know how to get into issues and analyse them properly and coming forth with results.

      • DeadlyDarius
        November 03, 09:40 Reply

        Milking out the data from the raw stream shouldn’t be too back breaking for me

        • Dennis Macaulay
          November 03, 10:15 Reply

          I see we understand each other very well and seem to be speaking the same language. We shall have very fruitful deliberations while analysing this piece of video evidence.

          Have your people call my people and set up a meeting

  6. Peak
    November 03, 07:45 Reply

    Errrrr…Hero? Where? How?

    Are we talking about the same man that was trying to give validation to the homophobes and their hate for gay ppl? The same man that almost gave credence to the myth that gay men are nothing but predators who lure innocent-unsuspecting-straight men to their lair and ravish them? The man who was trying to make gay men look like paedophiles? I am sorry, but I see nothing special about what he did by telling the truth. He was facing serious lawsuit if he continued peddling the lies he was putting out.

    Dawgpound USA allowed him to carry on with the charade for so long cos it was good for business. The publicity was drawing in all kinds of audience, causing them to reach more ppl. The whole story is nothing but free publicity for them and all they had to do is sit back and enjoy the cow milk itself, waiting for the right time to gut him.

    He has lied his way to the edge of a cliff. One more lie, and he would have fallen to his total ruin. So he did what any man who wants to live would do. Turn around and beg for mercy.
    He was accusing Dawgpound of RAPE for the love of God! As far as I’m concerned he didn’t do anything special. He realised he was toeing a very dangerous line and backed the hell up. Jail time anyone?

    The only thing I find interesting in his statement is

    “The extreme taboo and harsh criticism of living a same-sex lifestyle, especially as an African- American male, makes it hard to be completely honest and comfortable within yourself.

    “But I had to remember that I am a champ and I can fight and will fight through this. I am more than my sexual orientation. ” every other thing is yawn worthy to me.

    • #Chestnut
      November 03, 07:55 Reply

      Hahaha…Peak,u don’t suffer fools so gladly,dis morning,do u?lol

    • Dennis Macaulay
      November 03, 08:01 Reply

      Peak I love you for this! You took them words outta my mouth!

      Where can I kiss you?

  7. Dickson Clement
    November 03, 08:19 Reply

    Finally, the man hires Olivia Pope! The Lady just fixed the situation. Congratulations to the new freeman

  8. PETROVICH
    November 03, 08:25 Reply

    Good riddance to bad rubbish, he should have done this since now it makes no sense at least to me….Next

  9. Max
    November 03, 08:28 Reply

    ?????? bisexual? Yeah right.
    That dude is gay AF. The way he was yanking those D’s in and out of his mouth takes special expertise. And also the way he took it up in his manhole like a champ ?. He sleeps with women to convince himself he’s actually bi. Odiegwu.
    I don’t even pity him, I don’t pity stupid homophobic remarks especially when it comes from DL men. Well his boxing career is definitely over, maybe he should look into porn, he seems to be well grounded in the craft.

    • Dominic Obioha
      November 03, 10:35 Reply

      Yeah right.. you know bisexuals are suppose to suck at gay sex.

    • Dominic Obioha
      November 03, 10:35 Reply

      Yeah right.. you know bisexuals are supposed to suck at gay sex.

  10. Chizzie
    November 03, 08:29 Reply

    I’m still abit confused. He was in the closet yet he still went ahead to shoot a porn flick, and not for some amateur unknown studio but Dawgpound again. Was he thinking this would never go unnoticed?

    This is clearly a man that makes decisions without thinking things through, doesn’t he have like 10 children or something?

    I think he is impulsive and irresponsible. There was nothing well said abt his quasi apology and him trying to play the I need sympathy but I don’t need sympathy card. Gerraway from here boy.

  11. ken
    November 03, 08:53 Reply

    Hypocrites everywhere this morning sha!

    If u were accosted, say in your church/ office/movie theater and everyone pointing fingers at you that you are gay. How many of you will keep silent and just watch???

    Almost all the pple saying he shld have kept quiet are nicely tucked in the deepest recesses of the closet. How many really have the guts to just keep quiet when accused, in public? Its easier to point accusing fingers when u are safely anonymous behind your computer. However, you must remember that almost everybody claiming “proud and out” today was once in denial, in the closet and also lied abt sexuality…ricky martin, ellen dg etc

    • Max
      November 03, 09:15 Reply

      He’s not in Nigeria where being born gay is a crime. Thats the difference. So when next you decide to point your crooked accusing fingers on anyone, take that into account.

      • ken
        November 03, 16:35 Reply

        The fact that being gay is not a crime doesnt mean its accepted! There are worse things than 14yrs imprisonment….ostracizing, mauling and just plain hate!

        I guess ur the one with crooked fingers afterall!

    • Peak
      November 03, 09:56 Reply

      “If u were accosted, say in your church/ office/movie theater and everyone pointing fingers at you that you are gay. How many of you will keep silent and just watch???”

      The senerio you attempted to paint here using the above, doesn’t exactly match with situation under discuss. I will indulge u by answering it nonetheless. Growing up, a couple of friends or class/course mates have out rightly called me out either bcos of the absence of a Girlfriend or cos I was so intune with pop culture instead of sport. When they go ” I ve been watching u, and I’m sure/suspect u are gay!” My classic-standby answer is “because u caught me fucking ur father abi?” Which usually shut them up. Did I admit? No! Did I deny? No! (

      Notice how the example u tried using/ analogy lacks the backing of a proof/evidence?
      Experience has shown that only a serial/pathological liar would deny when there are multiple glaring incriminating evidence standing against his testimony. Yes, we behave stupidly without thinking sometimes. That’s part of what makes human, but a human without an iota of SHAME! Would stand b4 the general public and lie till he runs out of lies. He could have handled the situation quietly with his family and friend (ppl that really matter) and not the MEDIA!

      You are welcome.

      • Pink Panther
        November 03, 10:13 Reply

        Peak, we all should understand something. Not everyone threatened with being outed or who gets outed reacts with rationality. Often times, the first instinct is to deny, deny, deny. There is no knowing what changed his mind. Perhaps its the impending lawsuit from Dawgpound. Perhaps it’s well meaning loved ones getting through to him to come clean and be true to himself. Perhaps it was some introspection on his own part that pushed him to come clean. Whatever is the case, we don’t know. The point is he CAME CLEAN! He owned his mistake and owned his sexuality. Are we now to suffer those who make mistakes and repent from them as well as those who persist with their foolishness to their dying day? The fact that he did this at all is what I give him credit for. And we should desist from drawing conclusions as to why he did it.

        • Dennis Macaulay
          November 03, 10:20 Reply

          He did porno PP! Porno! With DawgPoundUsa for heavens sake! That ship had sailed!

          It was out there already! Did he think nobody would have noticed? What was the point of the lies? This is not the usual media speculating about your sexuality!

          Mba you were in a gay porn flick! Why did you bother lying? Why?

          • Pink Panther
            November 03, 10:26 Reply

            Still up on your high horse, I see. No wonder you weren’t able to see where I said that not everybody’s instinctual reaction to a threat is rational. I know what he did. I also know what he has done now.

        • Peak
          November 03, 10:25 Reply

          “Yes, we behave stupidly without thinking sometimes. That’s part of what makes us human.”
          @PP, U obviously missed this part of my comment. As humans, its only natural to want to save face and hold on to VALIDATION & ACCEPTANCE. My issue with him is why talk to the MEDIA? Repeatedly?

          “And we should desist from drawing conclusions as to why he did it.” Emmm… it’s a discussion, and every discuss is “expected” to have a “conclusion”
          Thank you

          • Pink Panther
            November 03, 10:28 Reply

            You’re discussing another man’s life and decisions. That’s fine. You concluding on another man’s life and decisions… Really? Ever being in those shoes? Do they look good from that angle?
            Anyway, whatever. To every person his opinion.

            • Max
              November 03, 10:45 Reply

              @PP, you’re missing the point, porn isn’t some sort of secret private video recording, its meant for public consumption. Didn’t he think about that before he participated in the damn shooting? And also lie about it when it came out. If I ever starred in a porn flick, I should be well prepared for when people I know would come with questions.
              @PP, its a porn meant for sale to audiences just like your blockbuster movie, it wasn’t a secret video so he didn’t need to lie about it.

              • Dennis Macaulay
                November 03, 12:14 Reply

                Nna eh! And PP is here speaking oyibo!

                If it was a private sex tape that leaked, fine u can lie. You however did porno with one of the biggest porno makers in the USA! Surely you knew people would see it and you should have prepared a story not a stupid one about being drugged and raped

            • Peak
              November 03, 11:06 Reply

              PP, help me understand this…So someone willing have sex with another party, and when the story about what went down leaks, he lies that he got drugged and didn’t know what went down**insert rape** and when the story of him throwing the other party under the bus has spread**insert tarnished public image** he decided to “COME CLEAN” because/MAYBE he saw the light or the good lord appeared to him in a dream**inserts a less gruesome “conclusion(s)”**. And we all as good god fearing citizens of the world are suppose to forgive and forget, pretend like he didn’t try to sink and entire ship with ppl and and their source of lively hood? PP sorry to disappotnt u, I’m no saint. Its a public issue that played out in front of us all. There are consequences for all our actions. An apology is nice, but it doesn’t auto absolve him of all ur sins. Please let go of the sentiment and lets us all be guided appropriately. He retracted, fine. But that doesn’t make the events of the past couple of days vanish or make him a saint.

              • Tiercel de Claron.
                November 03, 22:04 Reply

                A heartfelt apology actually absolves one of all sins,Peak.
                Carry on with the Pharisiac ‘conclusions’ tho,don’t mind me.

      • ken
        November 03, 16:37 Reply

        Peak, u just buttressed my point. Why didnt u remain silent when accused???

        Point is everyone’s instinct is to defend themselves in some way. So dont preach what u didnt practice!

  12. Dickson Clement
    November 03, 10:21 Reply

    Make your lies plausible! I don’t think being in the closet is wrong! It’s a free world but he should tell a believable lie. He should have known when the game is over! I think keeping quiet is a good option! With this kind of evidence, only a look alike story would have been the way out!

    • Mandy
      November 03, 10:31 Reply

      I suppose his timeline of when the game is over and your timeline are at two different points. Becos it seems to me as though he finally decided to stop lying.

  13. Ruby
    November 03, 10:32 Reply

    Mtchewwwwwwwwww
    So why were you crying wolf before???
    Abi na legal action threat tie ya balls???
    Yeye

  14. Khaleesi
    November 03, 10:38 Reply

    Chaiii, and just like that he’s been dragged outta the closet and forced into activism. Well, i have a lot of respect for him, its never easy to own up and come out. Abeg no harsh judgments … its only an honorable man who owns up to his mistakes and accepts responsibility. And yes, watching that video, i honestly couldnt find any signs of his being drugged … his eyes were as clear as the blue skies after a heavy thunderstorm …

    • Max
      November 03, 10:47 Reply

      “Honorable liar”.. Another beautiful phrase for my catalogue ☺

  15. bobby
    November 03, 10:48 Reply

    “its alright yusaf…i forgive u. ..sooo now that ur bisexual, ..are u on whatsapp?”

  16. Teflon Don
    November 03, 10:58 Reply

    ‘Damage control/limitation mechanism on full throttle’

    I don’t buy this, I beleive now that he knows his boxing career might be over the best bet of a successful life now is to be become an activist. He really didn’t have a choice than to come out, I’m sure it dawned on him how outrageously stupid his initial lie was.
    However I’ll like to wish him the very best; the rest of his life.

  17. Nightwing
    November 03, 15:21 Reply

    I suddenly want to have sex with Yusaf Mack. Sighs#?

  18. Nightwing
    November 03, 15:22 Reply

    Ooh ooh also means the porn is going back online. Haven’t seen it yet. ??

  19. keredim
    November 03, 21:57 Reply

    Ah yes, Bisexual…that popular pit stop on the way from straight to gay.?

    “Bi now; gay later” ?

  20. KingBey
    November 04, 19:56 Reply

    Sweet Baby Jesus and a gay Unicorn !!!
    Baby !!! Can I have that muscular bootay pls !!! *returns to watching the porn movie again* Baby, I’m proud at the courage of finally admitting the truth and coming out.

  21. Dickson Clement
    November 04, 22:59 Reply

    @kingbay that’s a line from ‘The skinny’… I love that expression!!! Sweet Baby Jesus and a gay unicorn.. you are a virgin still?’

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