Was David DePape, who attacked Paul Pelosi with a hammer, a male prostitute he hired the night before?!
Take a look at the viral claim, and find out what the facts really are!
Updated @ 2023-01-29 : Added the bodycam and CCTV surveillance videos on the night of the assault.
Originally posted @ 2022-11-02
Claim : David DePape Was A Prostitute Paul Pelosi Hired!
The Santa Monica Observer went viral recently, after Elon Musk shared a story by its staff writer, Stan Greene, that claimed David DePape was actually a male prostitute that Paul Pelosi hired!
It’s a long, rambling article, so feel free to skip to the next section for the facts!
The Awful Truth: Paul Pelosi Was Drunk Again, And In a Dispute With a Male Prostitute Early Friday Morning.
As SF’s gay bars closed at 2 am, two gay men met in a bar and went home together. Happens every night in the City by the Bay. Except one of these two men, was married to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
I might disappear for telling you the truth. If I do, you’ll all know why. But here’s what really happened early Friday morning in San Francisco. IMHO–in my humble opinion.
According to SFPD “RP [Reporting Person] stated that there’s a male in the home and that he’s going to wait for his wife. RP stated that he doesn’t know who the male is but he advised that his name is David, and that he is a friend,” the dispatch official said. “RP sounded somewhat confused.”
It’s been a rumor for years in SF that Paul Pelosi is gay. David Depape is said to be a Castro Nudist. “The lunatic who allegedly assaulted Paul Pelosi is a Berkeley resident and a ‘Former Castro Nudist Protester’ and hemp ‘jewelry maker’ …sounds totally MAGA Republican to me. 🤣🤣” this from Twitter.
Ok, so here’s the theory, as related to me by a source: “Castro Nudists are a group of really radical gay male prostitutes that parade around naked with c–k rings. First of all, the Police did not come in response to an alarm. They come in response to a “wellness check”. So someone called them to check on Pelosi.”
“When he didn’t answer the phone, the cops broke the sliding glass door to get in. Pelosi was struggling with the suspect, who was in his underwear.
Pelosi owned the hammer. Not Depape. Or, the male prostitute was doing something Pelosi didn’t like.”
“And then there was the press conference when they didn’t know the mic was on. During that, a reporter confirmed that the suspect was a gay Castro Nudist, but (authorities) told him he couldn’t use it.”
“Now tell me something. These people are worth hundreds of millions of dollars. Nancy is third in line to the Presidency. You don’t think they have the most amazing security? And by the way, when Pelosi was in that drunk driving accident, he had a young man with him, and that too was covered up by the police and the press.”
“How would (suspect Depape) have been able to break a window that without triggering an alarm? He didn’t. The police broke the window to gain entry. There was only one hammer, and it belonged to Pelosi. And only ONE cop quoted the perpetrator saying, “Where’s Nancy?” None of the other sources said that happened. “
“And one of them could easily have broken that window. Remember, there was no alarm triggered. How would (suspect Depape) have gotten into that house without doing that? The cops smashed the glass to gain entry.”
Who called 911 to initiate a wellness check? Either Nancy or her staff, who hadn’t hear from Paul all evening and suddenly it’s 2 am. Or a neighbor, hearing a fight at the Pelosi residence.
Truth : David DePape Was NOT A Prostitute Paul Pelosi Hired!
This is yet another example of FAKE NEWS created to generate page views and money from gullible people.
Fact #1 : Santa Monica Observer Is Notorious For Fake News
Santa Monica Observer is a “content aggregator” (copy and paste) website that is known for creating fake news to generate more page views and money.
To look legitimate, they copy and paste news from legitimate news organisations. To drive traffic, they create fake news. Here’s a selection of fake claims they posted in the past:
- Hillary Clinton died in 2016, and it was her body double who debated Donald Trump.
- Trump appointed Kanye West to a high-level position in the Interior Department.
- Bill Gates is responsible for the recent polio epidemic.
Fact #2 : David DePape Broke Into Paul Pelosi’s Home
Santa Monica Observer falsely claimed that David DePape was a male prostitute who stayed overnight at Paul Pelosi’s home, but had a quarrel that resulted in the assault.
It’s a silly claim, because DePape admitted to police, in a sworn affidavit to the US District Court of Northern California, that he broke into the house through a rear glass door at around 2 AM on October 28, 2022.
DEPAPE stated that he broke into the house through a glass door, which was a difficult task that required the use of a hammer. DEPAPE stated that Pelosi was in bed and appeared surprised by DEPAPE. DEPAPE told Pelosi to wake up.
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Fact #3 : David DePape Brought The Hammer
Santa Monica Observer falsely claimed that Paul Pelosi owned the hammer that was used in the attack.
David DePape planned to take US Speaker Nancy Pelosi hostage, interrogate her, and possibly break her kneecaps. So he brought two hammers (one later found in his backpack), a roll of tape, white rope, one pair of rubber and cloth gloves, and a journal.
[L]aw enforcement searched DEPAPE’s backpack at the Pelosi residence, and they found, among other things, a roll of tape, white rope, one hammer, one pair of rubber and cloth gloves, and a journal.
Police would later find another two hammers, together with a sword, and another pair of rubber and cloth gloves at DePape’s own garage.
On January 28, 2023, CCTV surveillance video showed David DePape hitting the glass door at the back of the Pelosi house 16 times with a hammer, before smashing his way inside.
This video clip shows David DePape smashing his way into Nancy and Paul Pelosi's home.
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— Dr. Adrian Wong (@DrAdrianWong) January 28, 2023
Fact #4 : Paul Pelosi Made The 9-1-1 Call
Santa Monica Observer falsely claimed that the police went to conduct a “wellness check” on Paul Pelosi after someone else called them.
The truth is – the San Francisco Dispatch received a 9-1-1 call from Paul Pelosi at 2:23 AM, after he managed to escape to the bathroom.
Pelosi told the dispatcher that there was a male whom he did not know in his home, and that the man who called himself David was going to wait for his wife – US Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
San Francisco Police Department officers responded to the Pelosi residence at 2:31 AM.
Fact #5 : Police Officers Did Not Break The Window / Door
Santa Monica Observer falsely claimed that the police broke a window or sliding glass door to gain entry into the Pelosi residence.
The truth is – when the police officers arrived, they knocked on the door, and Paul Pelosi ran to the door to open it. That was when Pelosi and DePape got into a tussle over the hammer.
When the door opened, the officers saw both Pelosi and DePape grappling over the hammer, with DePape holding Pelosi’s forearm with his other hand.
When the officers asked them both to drop the hammer, DePape pulled it out of Pelosi’s hand and hit him on the head, knocking him unconscious.
As you can see from this photo, the Pelosi residence has a wooden main door in the front, not a sliding glass door.
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WARNING : GRAPHIC VIDEO!!!
This is the official police body camera video showing David DePape attacking Paul Pelosi!|
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— Dr. Adrian Wong (@DrAdrianWong) January 28, 2023
Fact #6 : David DePape Is Not Gay, Nor A Prostitute
Santa Monica Observer falsely claimed that David DePape is a male prostitute. There is no evidence DePape is gay or a prostitute.
He is a hemp jewellery maker who once lived with a nudist activist, Oxane “Gypsy” Taub. She lived with him for many years, and was the mother of his children – two sons and a daughter.
DePape also had another child, with a different unnamed woman, according to his stepfather, Gene DePape.
Fact #7 : David DePape Espoused Right Wing Conspiracy Views
Santa Monica Observer and many US conservatives are trying to frame David DePape as a left wing Castro nudist liberal.
However, DePape’s blog and social media posts show that he is deep into right wing conspiracy theories like:
- He posted that journalists who deny Donald Trump’s false claims of widespread voter fraud in the 2020 Presidential election “should be dragged straight out into the street and shot”.
- He posted and referenced QAnon – the baseless conspiracy theory espoused by Trump supporters, that the US is run by a deep state cabal of child sex traffickers, pedophiles and baby-eating cannibals.
- He also claimed that Jews helped finance Hitler’s political rise in Germany.
He was also a Trump supporter, calling for the disgraced former president to run for office again, and make Tulsi Gabbard his Vice President running mate.
Fact #8 : Paul Pelosi Was Alone During His Drunk Driving Accident
Santa Monica Observer falsely claimed that there was a young man with Paul Pelosi when he hit a car while driving under the influence of alcohol.
The accident report showed that only the two drivers were involved in the accident. There were no passengers in both cars.
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