A star on the social media platform TikTok stated that YouTube-star-turned-boxer Jake Paul pressured her right into a intercourse act with out consent in the summertime of 2019.
Justine Paradise stated in a 20-minute video posted on YouTube final Friday that she did not say something in regards to the alleged assault sooner as a result of she signed a nondisclosure settlement and thought that it might have damaged the contract.
In an announcement to ESPN, lawyer Daniel E. Gardenswartz, who works for the legislation agency Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith LLP, stated Paul “categorically denies the allegation” and can pursue “authorized motion towards these answerable for the defamation of character.”
Within the prolonged video, Paradise stated she met Paul a number of occasions in June and July of 2019 on the Workforce 10 Home, a Los Angeles mansion the place a number of social media stars lived and labored. Paradise stated that on July 20, 2019, she felt like she made it clear to Paul that she did not need to go any additional than simply kissing, however Paul pressured her to have oral intercourse.
“He did not ask for consent or something,” Paradise stated within the video. “He knew I did not need to do something with him.”
Paradise made no point out about taking the data to legislation enforcement.
Paul responded on Twitter on Tuesday, saying “this declare made towards me is 100% false” and that he “by no means had a sexual relationship with this particular person.”
“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% false,” Paul stated as a part of his publish. “… I’ll battle this to the top to show my innocence.”
Paul, 24, has gained notoriety within the boxing world since he knocked out former NBA participant Nate Robinson final November. Paul is scheduled to battle former UFC fighter Ben Askren in a boxing match Saturday in Atlanta, and he has referred to as out the likes of UFC stars Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz for future boxing matches.