In a move that’s surprising to exactly no one except maybe his mom, boxer Yusaf Mack took exactly a week to do an about-face and admit that no, he wasn’t drugged when he did that gay porn video, and yes, he actually did enjoy it.
As Towleroad is reporting (via BlackSportsOnline), Mack issued a statement about the ordeal and explained why he lied about being on the down-low. “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.”
In an interview published just last week, on October 27, Mack tried to tell the Philadelphia Daily News that he’d been drugged and had absolutely no memory of doing the scene — a story the gay media quickly pounced on and called bullshit.
The Sword subsequently showed you the porn in question from the site DawgPoundUSA, in which Mack looked pretty sober, and looked like he had a very good time in a threeway with two other black dudes.
Below, Mack’s statement:
“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 [sic] 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 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, 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 comfortable within 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.”
Well thanks for at least being quick about it, Yusaf.