A former gay porn star Nicholas Gruber, who is also a former boyfriend of fashion designer Calvin Klein, has been charged for attacking a man with a frying pan.

Gruber and Brandon Steele were arrested for the assault in which they allegedly argued with the victim over money – before they beat him with the frying pan on 3 September last year.



Prosecutors said that the victim was admitted to hospital after the assault, and that he was left with “severe and disfiguring injuries,” according to New York Daily News.

The victim had ‘several broken bones’ after former gay porn star  Nicholas Gruber attacked him with a frying pan

Court papers allege that the victim had “several broken bones to the back, as well as a nearly severed ear and injuries to the orbital bone that could, potentially, affect vision.”

It is also alleged that former gay porn star Gruber was living in the apartment complex where the attack took place without a lease.

He was released on bail, which was set at $5,000, in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday.

Former gay porn star charged for attacking man with frying pan
Nicholas Gruber (Instagram)

This is not the first time Gruber has gotten into legal trouble. In 2012, he was arrested when police responded to a call after he was accused of assaulting a friend at West Village penthouse apartment. Police then discovered that he had cocaine hidden in his underwear.

In 2013, the former gay porn star got into trouble again after he crashed a $100,000 BMW which belonged to his then boyfriend, John Luciano, in Los Angeles.

“I don’t believe in labels, I believe in love.”

– Former gay porn star Nicholas Gruber

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Gruber was allegedly on a date with a woman when the incident occurred. They had spent the day at Six Flags Magic Mountain before the crash happened, which left Gruber with a broken nose.

Nicholas Gruber’s relationship with Calvin Klein

Klein – who is now 76 – was married to two women before his relationship with Nicholas Gruber.

In an interview with The Cut from 2013, Gruber said that he is not gay, saying: “I don’t believe in labels, I believe in love.”

In the same interview, Gruber said he met Klein through “mutual friends” after he arrived in New York for a photoshoot while he tried to become a model.

He performed as a gay porn star under the name Aaron Skyline before starting his modelling career when he met Klein.

Calvin Klein is one of the world’s most famous fashion designers, with his label known across the world.

He established his fashion company, Calvin Klein, in 1968. The brand has seen a number of high profile figures modelling underwear for them in recent months, including Shawn Mendes.

Last December, Queer Eye’s Antoni Porowski stripped down for a photoshoot where he wore Calvin Klein underwear.

He posed for seven shots with photographer Damon Baker.




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