British vlogger Calum McSwiggan has pleaded guilty to one felony count of vandalism.
After claims that he faked the attack started circulating, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department issued a statement claiming McSwiggan was actually brought in for vandalizing a car, without injuries. But he doubled down on his story as he faced attacks on social media.
On Monday, McSwiggan pleaded guilty to vandalizing a car. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, he faces three years felony probation and was ordered to attend anger management counseling and pay $7,000 in damages. The previous charge of filing a false police report was dropped.
McSwiggan responded to the plea on Twitter.
Five months ago I was accused of the crime of falsifying a police report after I was assaulted outside a nightclub – a crime I didn't commit— Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) November 8, 2016
After five months of investigation this charge has finally been dropped. I never lied and I'm grateful that the world can now see that.— Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) November 8, 2016
After the assault I made the mistake of damaging the culprit's car. I regret this & have accepted the consequences & paid for the damages.— Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) November 8, 2016
Now I'm headed home to the UK to see my friends and get on with my life. I'm so grateful to all of you for your continued support 👍🏼 x— Calum McSwiggan (@CalumMcSwiggan) November 8, 2016