Dr. Drew Responds To Backlash Over Nomination To L.A. Homeless Commission, Denies Accusations – Updated

Dr. Drew Responds To Backlash Over Nomination To L.A. Homeless Commission, Denies Accusations – Updated
Updated with latest: After a cascade of events that saw his name withdrawn from consideration for for a spot on the powerful Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority, Dr. Drew Pinsky spoke out on Tuesday.

In a statement to Newsweek, Pinsky said he never sought the appointment. “I went in with an open heart and mind and to see if I had something to offer to help them,” he said.

Opponents of his nomination have said Dr. Drew has supported policies that criminalize homelessness.

Drew, for his part, maintains, “I am categorically opposed to criminality of homelessness or drug use.” He called the assertion a “complete and utter falsity.”

Dr. Drew Pinsky Responds to Advocates Who Opposed Nomination to LA Homeless Commission https://t.co/1zQW5BKxtG

— Susan Sailer Pinsky (@Firstladyoflove) April 21, 2021

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