Robbie Turner posted some horrifying news on her social media last Sunday. She said that she had been in a car crash and her Uber driver did not survive it. Many sources repeated the news, including The Wow Report. But now, according to Seattle Gay Scene there seems to be
“a lack of corroborating evidence (no confirmation from 911 Logs, Seattle Police Department or any mainstream media outlets like local television stations who usually cover major car accidents with fatalities)…“
They decided to reach out to the Seattle Police Department who said,
“I am not aware of anything like that occurring, nor are any of my colleagues aware of this accident.”
They also contacted UBER to see if there was a record of a driver being killed,
“A representative from UBER has responded back to us to state that they have no information consistent with what is being reported about the alleged death of an UBER driver.“
And Queer/Bar in Seattle announced that Robbie will be on hiatus. Owner Joey Burgess released a statement,
“Robbie Turner will be taking a personal leave from his role as Queer/Bar’s Entertainment Director and weekly drag show host. We sincerely hope that this time will be used well to focus on his health and wellness. We will continue to ensure he has access to adequate resources to help him succeed.
The company learned of this supposed incident last weekend from Robbie’s social media post. In full support of our friend and manager, we reached out to evaluate Robbie’s condition and offer any help with his physical and mental recovery. We also reached out in an attempt to support the driver’s family in their difficult time. And then we discovered some inconsistencies with the story.
Queer/Bar is grateful for the opportunity to bring this amazing talent and LGBTQIA+ role icons to our Seattle family. We support Robbie’s art and wish them a speedy recovery so that he can continue to create and express himself to the world.“
That’s all we know right now. Stay tuned for more info…
(Photo, Ruben Natal-San Miguel; via Seattle Gay Scene)