Jake Paul has strenuously denied allegations made towards him by TikTok star Justine Paradise who accused him of sexually assaulting her in 2019.
In a 20-minute video posted on YouTube, Paradise alleges YouTuber-turned boxer Paul grabbed her face at his house in California and compelled her to carry out oral intercourse on him, and touched her inappropriately with out consent.
On one explicit event, Paul is alleged to have pulled her into the nook of his studio and began kissing her earlier than they each went to his bed room.
It was right here Paradise claims he made advances she didn’t need.
“Intercourse may be very particular and crucial to me,” she mentioned in her video.
“Usually, everyone respects me after I don’t need to do sexual issues, so I believed that it was nice if I went in his room. I believed it will be nice to kiss him, as a result of I believed he would cease if I didn’t need to do anything.”
Paul insisted the claims made are towards him are ‘100 per cent false.’
The 24-year-old is presently making ready for a boxing match towards retired UFC fighter Ben Askren and identified the timing of the accusation, launched on Friday every week earlier than his struggle.
Paradise mentioned she had waited for 2 years to talk out as a result of she had signed a non-disclosure settlement, one thing which was allegedly required of all visitors who entered Paul’s house.
Jake Paul denies sexual assault declare
In a prolonged assertion, Paul wrote this on his social media channels.
“Sexual assault accusations aren’t one thing that I or anybody ought to ever take frivolously, however to be crystal clear, this declare made towards me is 100 per cent false.
“Not solely have I by no means had any sexual relationship with this particular person however this declare is solely a manufactured accusation and a blatant try for consideration throughout a extremely seen struggle week. Make no mistake, I plan on pursuing this defamation of character case to the fullest extent of the legislation. There are irreparable damages from a lot of these accusations and extra importantly false allegations of this nature diminish those that have actually been victims of misconduct.
“Once more this particular person is immediately utilizing the eye from her social media posts and video to advertise her grownup content material web site and Amazon procuring checklist — designed for individuals to purchase her items. These allegations come conveniently for her, virtually two years after the alleged incident and the week of my struggle (in fact.)
“On the time of her story, I used to be in a relationship and as somebody who was a momma’s boy rising up, I respect ladies and moms greater than something. I most actually have by no means laid a finger on a lady with out their consent. I’ll struggle this to the tip to show my innocence.
“This isn’t the primary preposterous allegation made towards me in my profession and it most certainly received’t be the final. As somebody who has lived within the highlight for the reason that age of 16, coping with liars, pretend information and false accusations sadly is part of this job. I received’t again down from it and years from now my character as particular person will present and shine by these darkish moments.”
Paul’s consultant Daniel E. Gardenswartz later informed the BBC: “Our shopper is conscious of the current allegation towards him.
“Whereas others have already begun to debunk the declare alleged towards him, our shopper categorically denies the allegation and has each intention of aggressively disproving it and pursuing authorized motion towards these liable for the defamation of his character.
“Our shopper believes that any false allegations diminish the credibility of those that have actually been victims of misconduct.”