YouTube personality-turned-boxer Jake Paul has been accused of sexual assault.
Paul’s accuser, Jasmine Paradise, posted a 20-minute YouTube video on Friday through which she claimed Paul sexually assaulted her at his Workforce 10 home in Los Angeles. Paradise is a TikTok star with greater than 525,000 followers.
Within the video, Paradise centered on occasions she mentioned occurred in June and July 2019; she mentioned she met Paul at his dwelling in July of that yr after visiting his home a number of occasions with buddies beginning in June. Within the video, Paradise mentioned she and Paul had a number of awkward encounters at first, however that one evening he pulled her right into a nook of his studio space and started kissing her. She mentioned she “was fantastic with that. I did assume he was cute.”
Afterward, nevertheless, Paradise mentioned Paul took her into his room and started to point out frustration at her reluctance to have intercourse with him. She mentioned he compelled her to have oral intercourse after she advised him “No” a number of occasions.
“Intercourse could be very particular and crucial to me,” Paradise mentioned within the video. “However I haven’t had intercourse with that many individuals. Usually, everyone respects me after I don’t need to do sexual issues, so I assumed that it was fantastic if I went in his room. I assumed it will be fantastic to kiss him, as a result of I assumed he would cease if I didn’t need to do anything.
“He didn’t ask for consent or something. 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 stage in any respect is that okay.”
Paradise additionally posted a number of textual content conversations between her and Paul, in addition to pictures and movies of her at his Workforce 10 home, as proof of her allegations within the video.
Daniel E. Gardenswartz, Paul’s lawyer, mentioned his consumer “categorically denied” Paradise’s claims in an announcement (by way of the New York Post).
“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.”