Adult Performer Matthew Camp Narrowly Escaped Death in Arson Attack on Home

Tuesday January 19, 2021

Matthew Camp
Matthew Camp  (Source:Instagram)

Adult performer Matthew Camp spoke out about the arson fire that nearly killed him, the NSFW The Sword reports.

"In the early morning of January 14, 2021, Matthew Camp's home shared with his friend Six Carter was targeted in an apparent hate crime where an unknown person poured gasoline on the front porch creating an explosion that woke Matthew up giving him moments to get himself and roommate out in safety," reads a GoFundMe page set up for Camp.

Camp's GoFundMe page was launched by his friend Six Carter and "Slag Wars," a reality show hosted by Camp, producer Topher Cusumano, adds The Sword. "The page states that its mission is to 'give Matt the chance to rebuild his life and replace some of his belongings as he attempts to recover from this horrendous event.' The page's goal is currently set at $60,000."

"The entire home eventually burned for 3+ hours leaving no personal possessions salvageable inside," reads the GoFundMe Page. "Camera footage caught the attack and the perpetrator is being sought for attempted murder by the authorities."

"In addition to the pictures of the aftermath," writes The Sword. "Camp and his GoFundMe page also shared pictures and video of a person that appears to be pouring gasoline on Camp's porch. The video shows a masked individual in a hoodie carrying two large containers onto the porch, setting one down, and then spraying the property."

In a Facebook post, the City of Poughkeepsie Police Department reported: "After the fire was extinguished the Fire Department began an investigation into the cause and origin of the fire, it was quickly determined the fire was an arson. Video from the area shows what appears to be a male walk up to the house carrying two gas cans, he splashes a liquid on the front porch and ignites the liquid and flees." They asked for anyone in the area with camera systems that might contain relevant video to call the police at 845-451-7577.

Camp posted on Instagram a photo of the fire with this text: "An arsonist poured gasoline on the front porch of my home and set it on fire in an apparent hate crime. I was asleep inside. I am alive to face this person one day but everything I have ever owned is gone. Share this story because queer people are still under attack all over the world. Our voices will not be silenced.

"Right now I'm just living day to day trying to piece together what's left. If you are able to help theres a link in my bio. Thank you for the love and support and continued fight to keep our queer families safe."

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