The Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet said the assault took place in a flat in the town of Uppsala, north of Stockholm, on Saturday night and three people had been arrested.
Police were alerted by Josefine Lundgren, 21, who looked on in horror as she watched the live stream on a closed Facebook group.
She told Sweden's Expressen newspaper: 'He pulled her clothes off and lay on top of her.'Ms Lundgren said she saw uniformed police arrive at the scene and arrest the culprits.
Another online witness told the paper: 'At first I thought it was a poorly orchestrated joke.' He said: 'The first thing you think is "how can you do such a thing to a girl? It is totally sick.'The apartment is being examined by forensic scientists, three men are being questioned and the woman is thought to be recovering in hospital.
He doesn’t know much about his biological parents, except that they were black and Puerto Rican.
“I read my adoption papers when I found out,” he says. That’s really awkward.” Once, he asked his mom why she hadn’t told him the truth. Branden says he was always interested in entertaining, and good at determining what worked.
“I was like, ‘No, actually I’m white.’” He laughs about it now, but remembers the discovery as traumatic. I found out I was adopted, and then I found out I was black. “The wig was always a sign of funny for me,” he says. It’s really awkward, but they thought I was a ladies’ man.” He came out at 16, after his older sister found gay porn on the family computer.
I was like, Oh shit, none of these people are really related to me at all! “I put the wig on and people laughed.” As a teenager, he’d go on his family’s computer to watch Chris Crocker, the pre-Vine performance artist who rose to prominence after his teary-eyed “Leave Britney Alone! Branden was a fan, but also convinced he could do better. “I remember my mom saying to me, ‘God made Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve!The spread — which includes colognes, perfumes, and at least one unisex scent — is expensive, each glass bottle cast in its own sultry shape. He shares the apartment with his long-term partner, Xavier, a long-limbed drug and alcohol counselor and graduate student he met on BGC, a pre-Grindr gay dating app geared toward black men. Hanging by the door, there’s a framed painting of a rainy Paris street. “Everything in my house I bought with my porn money,” Branden tells me.He started doing porn when he was 18, and it paid his bills until recently.“Some things are too gay for me.” Since he’s picking up cologne, though, he doesn’t have to worry about that.He finds Spicebomb straight away, then eyes a Gucci scent he doesn’t have yet. Branden grew up in Hopewell, a small city in Virginia.“It said a lot about my mom, but not her name, nothing I could contact. In one old photo, where he can’t be older than 9, he wears an unkempt black wig.