Move over Jussie……
A Michigan Trans – LGB activist burned down his own house because he was annoyed there was no prejudice for him to campaign against, police say.
Nikki Joly is accused of faking the August 2017 fire – which killed his two dogs and three cats – because he’d been left bored after the passage of a nondiscrimination law in Jackson, Michigan.
Joly, a trans-man, had married girlfriend Chris Moore shortly before the fire, which prompted a $58,000 fundraising effort for the couple
Barbara Shelton and Bobby James who worked alongside Joly told police he’d been disappointed the Jackson Pride Parade, held five days before the fire, hadn’t received more attention or protests.
Shelton and James – also described Joly as being ‘very deceptive’ and as having ‘layers of manipulation.’
Police turned their attentions to Joly after discovering he had bought $10 of gas at a local Marathon store on the morning of the fire and traces of gasoline were also found on his clothes, The Detroit News reported.
Joly has denied setting the fire deliberately.
His attorney Daniel Barnett said Joly was happy with the level of attention he has received.