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Calvin Klein's Ex Porn Star BF Arrested for Assaulting Man with Frying Pan

Tuesday Mar 19, 2019

A former gay porn star and male model, who once dated fashion designer Calvin Klein, was arrested earlier this month for allegedly beating another man with a frying pan, breaking into an apartment, and stealing drugs, according to a report from The New York Post.

Nick Gruber appeared in Manhattan court Friday for charges following his March 11 arrest. Prosecutors say Gruber, who dated Klein in 2010, and co-defendant Brandon Steele repeatedly hit an unnamed man with a frying pan on Sept. 3, 2018, and then refused to let the victim leave the apartment after he begged to be let go.

The alleged attack broke several bones in the man's back and almost severed his ear. The incident may also impact his vision, according to the complaint obtained by the Post.

Gruber, 29, was charged with second-degree assault and unlawful imprisonment. He faces up to seven years in prison if found guilty.

On March 5, 2019, prosecutors say that — in a separate complaint — the model broke into an apartment in the same building as the first incident and stole a bag of methamphetamine and a package of clothing that was recently delivered. Gruber says he never broke in and was subletting the home from a woman. The superintendent of the building told police he didn't live there, however, the complaint obtained by the Post says.

Gruber is charged with criminal possession of stolen property, drug possession, and trespassing for the second incident. If convicted, he faces up to a year in jail.

When Gruber left the court last Friday, a photographer from The Post asked him if he's ready for his close up.

"How does my hair look?" he responded.

This isn't the first time Gruber has been in trouble with the law. Back in 2012, he was charged for punching a 20-year-old man after a night of partying.

After posting a $5,000 bail, Gruber is scheduled back in court for April 4.


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