YouTube star and boxer Jake Paul has been accused of sexual assault by TikTok sensation Justine Paradise.
Paradise detailed the alleged assault in a 20-minute video on YouTube launched final Friday, claiming it occurred at Paul’s Crew 10 California residence. Paul on Tuesday mentioned he “categorically denies” the allegations.
The 24-year-old TikTok star mentioned she initially met Paul by means of associates in June 2019 and exchanged numbers. Regardless of a sequence of interactions with Paul, additionally 24, that Paradise dubbed “awkward,” the pair frolicked a number of instances at his residence.
Paradise recalled that on the day of the alleged assault, whereas at his home, they’d an encounter that began off consensual.
“One of these days, I used to be within the studio — some folks have been recording down there — and Jake pulled me into this little nook space within the studio and began kissing me,” Paradise mentioned. “I used to be positive with that. I did suppose he was cute.”
After Paul took Paradise to his bed room, she claims, he grew annoyed at her reluctance to interact in sexual intercourse and finally pressured her into having oral intercourse regardless of telling him “no” a number of instances.
“Intercourse could be very particular and essential to me,” Paradise defined. “However I haven’t had intercourse with that many individuals. Usually, all people respects me after I don’t need to do sexual issues, so I assumed that it was positive if I went in his room. I assumed it will be positive to kiss him, as a result of I assumed he would cease if I didn’t need to do the rest.”
Paradise mentioned Paul broke off communication after the night time of the alleged assault regardless of her desirous to confront him in regards to the incident.
“He didn’t ask for consent or something,” she mentioned. “He knew I didn’t need to do something with him as a result of he mentioned, ‘If nothing is gonna occur, what’s the purpose?’ Then he shoves himself in me.
“That’s not okay. On no degree in any respect is that okay.”
In a TikTok posted to her web page, which has practically 525,000 followers, Paradise elaborated on the allegations, stating she was “terrified” of going public however hoped her story may “save somebody” in an identical place.
Paul denied the allegations in an announcement launched by his lawyer.
“Our consumer is conscious of the current allegation in opposition to him. Whereas others have already begun to debunk the declare alleged in opposition to him, our consumer categorically denies the allegation and has each intention of aggressively disproving it and pursuing authorized motion in opposition to these accountable for the defamation of his character,” lawyer Daniel E. Gardenswartz mentioned.
“Our consumer believes that any false allegations diminish the credibility of those that have really been victims of misconduct.”
The influencer-turned-boxer is making ready to combat retired MMA fighter Ben Askren this Saturday for Triller in Atlanta.
The YouTuber was most just lately linked romantically to “World Collection flasher” Julia Rose. They began relationship in February 2020 however broke up earlier this 12 months.