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Drag Race star Stacy Layne Matthews reaches out to fans as she faces eviction: 'A scary situation'

This is heartbreaking.

2021-08-05

Words: Jamie Tabberer; picture: WoW

RuPaul's Drag Race star Stacy Layne Matthews has revealed she is facing eviction from her home amidst housing law changes in the US.

The 37-year-old spoke out about the matter on Instagram last weekend, saying: "I been given a week to figure it out or go to court and explain why I'm behind." 

‚ÄčA federal eviction moratorium preventing residential evictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 expired this week.

"I know everyone is struggling"

Stacy's statement in full reads: "PLEASE READ before passing judgment. I havent said much about my situation but here it goes [sic]. 

"As we all know I been going through some health issues.... and not working as much and I have in the past. I know everyone is struggling."

The queen - who shot to fame in 2011 on the third season of RPDR - continued: "Trust me I have helped many people get through tough times.... I thought I had done enough to stay where I am currently living. By myself in a 1 bedroom apartment..... but obviously I havent. I been given a week to figure it out or go to court and explain why I'm behind. I've never been evicted. It's a scary situation.

 
 
 
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"I know many may judge me for this post and that's ok. Everyone is allowed to feel however they want. Just know if I didn't need help I surely wouldn't ask.... especially from people I didn't know. With that being said.... if you wanna donate.... that would be greatly appreciated. I'm doing everything I can to get back to where I was..... so please refrain from negative comments and bad energy....

"Trust me I have beat myself up about this more than you will ever know. I love you. Thank you to those who believe in me enough to get back to where I was. I havent smiled in such a long time. Much love. Miss Henny!!!!"

The Biden administration has since issued a new, limited freeze that will remain in effect until 3 October. Stacy has not said whether this will impact her situation, but the aforementioned Insta post remains visible on her profile.