Sexual orientation isn’t something one automatically needs to explain, but when you’re an engaged man with 10 kids and caught in a gay porn flick, well you got some ‘splainin’ to do.
When news spread that Yusaf Mack was seen having sex with two men on camera, the boxer initially claimed he was drugged and had no recollection of the events in question. Audiences might have been satisfied with that explanation, albeit a tad suspect, if the porn company behind the flick, Dawg Pound USA, didn’t refute the claim and threaten legal action. In a statement the company said “At no time have we ever coerced or drugged any of our models. The claims made by Mr. Mack are false, slanderous, and vehemently denied on our part. We intend to take all legal steps necessary to protect our good name and reputation against these patently false and preposterous claims.”
The threat of a lawsuit was all Mack needed to come out with his truth which, as suspected since the first news report went viral, is that he’s bisexual. In a video statement on YouTube which appears to be credible, he said:
“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 spoke 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.
The second situation, which further explain 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.
Lastly I would like to address the reason I 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 indenial, 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, my famCherry.d fans, 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 the ones that were once my friends and now feel disgust, I’m sorry, but this is my life. 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 comfortablewithin yourself. But I had to remember that I am a champ & I can fight and will fight through this. I am more than my sexual orientation. To all of my supporters I thank you dearly. For all other media outlets please contact my consultant Anthony Cherry.”
According to BlackSportsOnline, Mack will be telling more of his side of the story to Fox News in Philly, where he’s from, on Wednesday. We’re personally more concerned with how much his fiancée knew about his sexual proclivities before this news went viral. Here’s hoping everyone wrapped it up!