Calvin Klein’s on-off boy toy Nick Gruber has been questioned by cops after he was involved in a bloody fight at a top Hamptons nightclub.
Matt Rich, a spokesman for Gruber, confirmed that the model and former porn star went to East Hampton Police Station on Friday at 8:30 a.m. to answer questions about the July 20 dust-up.
Rich said, “Police saw my name in the Page Six story about the fight, and called me on Wednesday to say they wanted to interview Nick. He voluntarily . . . spoke with the police for an hour, it was a friendly conversation, and he was not arrested.”
The first time that Calvin Klein dropped the boyfriend it was also due to a fight in his apartment in the west village and Nick was arrested on drug charges after a wild party it is said. If you do a search on “Calvin Klein Toy boy” and also Nick Gruber you will find find the stories posted here at adamfoxie* and also pictures.
We are told that Nick plans to file a complaint of sexual assault following the early hours incident at hot club SL East, as he says the altercation began when a stranger randomly grabbed his crotch.
Spies said Gruber, who had begun his night at Sienna and Pink Elephant, then hit the clubgoer, “causing a laceration over his right eye.” But after Gruber and the guy were taken outside, Gruber allegedly threw an SL security guard to the ground and ran. An ambulance was called for the unnamed guy, who had blood gushing from his head.
“It was a blood bath,” Pink Elephant director of VIP relations Artin Bey Archer told us at the time.“The [other] guy had blood all over his face. I saw him on the ground, and he was . . . taken away in an ambulance. Nick left before around six police cars arrived. Around 20 police officers started a full-scale manhunt . . . using [flashlights] to search through the bushes.” Two SL busboys were seen mopping up blood after the incident.
Gruber — who we are told is not back together with Klein despite the pair taking a Mexican vacation together recently — denied fleeing the scene, claiming he left after club security ordered him to leave.
A spokesperson for East Hampton Police was not available for comment.
Rich added, “Nick’s record was checked , and he fully cooperated with all aspects of routine processing. He was given a desk appearance ticket to come back to tell his story with his witnesses on Sept. 26 . . . Of course he’ll continue to cooperate fully. His lawyer isMichael McClellan.”
During a recent taping of Here TV's sexual gabfest Threesome, DJ/promoter/drag performerMichael Formika Jones blurted a revelation that sounded like the theme of a vintage Mauryepisode: An old boyfriend of his was now his ex-girlfriend. And they're still friends.
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Michael Formika Jones
Three hot flashes later, I was on the phone with Formika—who regularly presides at bars like Eastern Bloc and the Phoenix—and got the whole story of timely transitions out of him, all while pretending my eyes weren't popping like fried eggs.
Years ago, Formika met Pat (she wants a pseudonym here) when Pat was staring at Formika dancing on a bar in his underwear. "Don't just be a voyeur," urged Formika. "Come up and join in." Pat obediently stripped down and did so—and they were together for six years after that.
"Pat was a wonderful boyfriend," Formika told me, but eventually some distance developed. One night, Pat became enthralled by a transsexual friend of Formika, which made the nightclub presence (a/k/a drag personality Misstress Formika) wonder what the subtext was. After months of discussion, it turned out Pat felt trapped in the wrong body and was desperate to transition to physical womanhood. "This was the most shocking news ever," said Formika, "because my closets are full of bras, high heels, and nylons, and in six years I never walked in and said, 'What are you doing in my pumps?' "
Explains Pat: "Through Michael [Formika], I met transsexuals who were 'normal.' Once I met some transsexual role models who weren't just hypersexualized porn stars/hookers or men in dresses, the idea became real to me. (Nothing wrong with those people, it's just not who I am). However, I think Michael and I still have very different views on what it means to be transsexual and how one should be transsexual."
What followed were some teary outbursts from Formika, but sexually, this development was a huge turn-on—at first, anyway. "Pat decided to have implants," said Formika, "but she still had her male genitalia. She still looked like a cute little boy and she had boobs, and who doesn't like boobs? A cute boy with boobs? Dream come true! But once the hair grew out and the makeup and the feminization came, I realized, 'OK, it's official. I'm a fag, I'm not a lesbian.' " A knowing laugh. Apparently he's not bisexual either.
(Says Pat: "We had already split up at this point. Michael is definitely not attracted to the complete female anatomy. He does like pretty boys, but the key word there is boys.")
Interestingly, the two lived together as roommates for a long time and got along, though when Pat tested her new vagina with an old friend of Formika, "[it] was awkward," the latter admits. Pat describes it as "some late-night drunk texting that turned into a booty call." A whole other Mauryepisode.
But here's a new twist: Formika recently broadened his own horizons by dating a female-to-male guy named John whom he met on OkCupid. It turns out the bar star is not attracted to a transgendered woman with a vagina, but he's intrigued by a transgendered man with one. "It's not the pussy," he explained, "it's the boy/girl thing." During the initial flirting process Formika found out about the fertile crescent looming in his future. "I asked John if he likes to take it up the ass," Formika relates, plainly. "And he wrote back, 'I prefer pussy sex.' I thought, 'Oh my God, he still has a pussy.' Of course that questions your masculinity: Can I do it, or am I gonna look lame?"
Well, the update is a genital triumph. Last week, Formika and John had their first date at the ultra-casual Nowhere Bar on East 14th Street. They chatted about their lives, "and then we started kissing on a secluded couch," Formika told me. "And before I knew it, we were making out hard-core and I had my hands down his pants. It was exciting and new, and I hadn't been to that place since high school. I was definitely playing with his clitoris.
"I was really nervous because when you're a gay man, the thought of having sex with a woman scares you. But it was a whole turnaround to be with a transgendered guy like that and be so turned on that it wasn't really about the vagina, it was about the attraction toward him and wanting to be sexual with him.
"When you think of women, you think you have to approach them cautiously," he added, "but with him, it was aggressive and decadent and wild, and at no point did I feel like I was taking advantage. It was a mutual connection of wanting to have this public display.
"He said he came five times right there. He said, 'This was hot. I can't wait till we fuck.' His closing words were, 'God, I'm so sticky now.' I said, 'I'm glad I got that pussy all worked up,' which is what I've said to some gay guys too." Another knowing laugh. Of course, John is a gay guy. "Exactly," said Formika.
Will his new beau eventually have a penis? "He is perfect and happy the way he is," said Formika, who's delighted with it too. "The message," says Formika, "is to have an open mind. Nothing has ever been black and white for me. I've constantly lived in a gray area." And that's way sexier thanMurray Hill.
Meanwhile, I asked Pat—who's "happily single"—for one last comment. She said, "I hope Michael is seeing this person for the right reasons. Otherwise, I wish them luck."