Calvin Klein's Ex-Boyfriend Busted for Cocaine After Fight
The term "high fashion" may have a different meaning for Nick Gruber, Calvin Klein's on-again, off-again boyfriend -- who was busted for cocaine possession after a fight Tuesday morning.
Police arrested Gruber, 22, after someone called 911 to say he'd punched another man in the face, according to gossip site TMZ. Officers noted injuries on the alleged victim's face and took Gruber into custody about 5 a.m.
But Gruber, a model and former gay porn star who was romantically linked to 69-year-old Calvin Klein until January, didn't go quietly, police told TMZ.
Instead, Nick Gruber allegedly resisted officers' attempts to handcuff him by "flailing his arms in the air," TMZ reports.
Calvin Klein's on-and-off boyfriend also shoved his hands down his pants -- an act that made officers suspicious, the New York Post reports. A strip search at the police station allegedly uncovered cocaine in Gruber's underwear.
Nick Gruber faces charges of assault, resisting arrest, and possession of a controlled substance.
As for Gruber's strip search, courts have generally held that such an intrusive search is allowed if it's related to a reasonable objective. Confirming cops' suspicion of hidden drugs likely fulfills that objective.
In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court just ruled this month in a case challenging strip-searches in jail. The Court held that jails and prisons can strip-search new inmates upon arrival, if the search relates to the jail's need to maintain safety and order.
Nick Gruber's alleged victim told the New York Daily News about his "bloody" fight with Calvin Klein's boyfriend, but didn't reveal what triggered the altercation. "It's really unfortunate. I thought he was a good friend," the 20-year-old alleged victim said.
- Former Calvin Klein boy toy collared for penthouse beatdown (New York Daily News)
- Assault and Battery Definition (FindLaw)
- State Cocaine Laws (FindLaw)
- SCOTUS: Strip Search OK, Upholds 3rd Cir. Florence Decision (FindLaw's U.S. Third Circuit blog)
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