Twitter’s Dana McCallum: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Twitter’s Dana McCallum, a transgender woman, has pled guilty to two misdemeanor charges related to the alleged rape of her wife. McCallum is a senior engineer at Twitter. You can watch the video above to learn more about Dana McCallum’s professional life, or read on to learn more about the controversy surrounding Dana McCallum’s home life.


1. Dana McCallum Was Originally Facing Felony Charges

According to Valley Wag, Dana McCallum was originally facing five felony charges related to the alleged rape. In the end, McCallum pled guilty to two misdemeanor charges: one count of domestic violence with corporal injury to the spouse and one count of false imprisonment.

Valley Wag reports that Dana McCallum served her spouse with divorce papers mere days before the attack occurred. The divorce has yet to be finalized.


2. McCallum’s Attorney, John Runfola, Says the Charges Were ‘About Money’

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According to the San Francisco Examiner, McCallum’s attorney believes that the case was motivated by money. Dana McCallum’s counsel, John Runfola, told reporters:

“I’m just disgusted that, you know, this is going on…Dana is an employee [at Twitter] and is about to come into a large amount of money. … This whole thing is about money.”

It is believed that Runfola’s mentions of “money” were references to Twitter stock benefits that McCallum was entitled to after the company’s IPO.


3. Dana McCallum Initially Pled Not Guilty

Business Insider notes that Dana McCallum initially entered a plea of not guilty back in April. The incident that brought about these charges took place in January.

Last year, Business Insider listed McCallum on their list of the Most Important Gay People in Tech. BI noted that McCallum plays the bass guitar, and is a licensed commercial pilot.


4. Dana McCallum’s Legal Name Is Dana Contreras

The San Francisco Examiner notes that Dana McCallum was born a male. She now openly identifies as a female. While she works under the name Dana McCallum, her legal name is actually Dana Contreras.


5. Dana McCallum Will Be on Probation for 3 Years

According to Valley Wag, Dana McCallum will face the following penalties: “three years probation, four days in county jail (with credit for the four days already served), 25 hours of community service, counseling for substance abuse, 52 weeks of domestic violence counseling.” She will also face some “minor fees.”

Valley Wag also noted that McCallum’s wife read statement in court that described the incident as an “alcohol fueled sexual violent crime.” One of the conditions of McCallum’s initial release with bail was that she attend AA meetings.

10 Comments

10 Comments

Alex

This IS about money. Everyone who has ever met Beth Contreras could attest to how mentally unstable and violent SHE is. She’s a money grubbing drama queen who used and abused poor Dana. It’s all a lie for Beth to get rich. She told me as much. Don’t believe everything you read.

JSJams

^Who’s Beth Contreras? Not McCallum’s wife. You’re talking about someone else. Try again.

Nettie

What a cute sock puppet!

You’re clever enough to understand that if you used the victim’s real name you’d be violating California’s rape shield law, and that heavy.com would have to turn over your phony sock puppet email and phony sock puppet IP address and take down your post. Since you’ve used a made-up name to slate a rape victim you can get away with it.

Also, there’s no issue of libel since you’re saying nasty untrue things about a fictitious person. Does your cleverness know no bounds?

Stay classy, sock puppet.

Kori

Why did you mentioned #2? California is a community property state. That means 50/50. It’s not like NY, so it makes no sense to even bring it up.

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