Philly boxer Yusaf Mack, pictured right with singer Usher, has come clean and admitted he is bisexual. The revelation comes a week after the 28-year-old father of 10 made headlines when he claimed he was drugged on the set of a gay x-rated video. Mack said he was drugged on the set and he later awoke on a train with $4,500 stuffed in his pocket. He said he learned about his starring role in the video when friends took him aside and told him about it.
The film production company, Dawgpound Entertainment released a statement vigorously denying Mack's accusations and threatening to sue him for slander.
In a statement released today, Yusaf apologized to his fans for deceiving them.
"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."
He continued: "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. 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," he wrote.
Mack also apologized to his friends, his 10 kids and his ex-fiancee.
He said he hoped his coming out will be an inspiration to other bisexual men and women.
"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."