“I thought he would stop if I didn’t want to do anything else, because that’s normal,” Paradise stated. “That’s what you do.”
Eventually, in line with Paradise, Paul stated, “’If nothing is going to happen, then what’s the point?” Paradise stated he “didn’t ask for consent” however received up from the mattress and compelled her to carry out oral intercourse.
“I couldn’t tell him to stop,” she stated. “He just shoved himself in me, he didn’t ask for consent or anything. That’s not okay. On no level at all is that okay.”
Paul’s lawyer Daniel E. Gardenswartz informed The Washington Post in a press release: “Our client categorically denies the allegation and has every intention of aggressively disproving it and pursuing legal action against those responsible for the defamation of his character.”
He added: “Our client believes that any false allegations diminish the credibility of those who have truly been victims of misconduct.”
Paradise has racked up greater than 500,000 followers on TikTookay, the place her account is a combination of dance, comedy and reflections on her life. Paul, brother to fellow Internet persona Logan Paul, vlogs and performs stunts for greater than 20 million subscribers on YouTube.
Paradise stated she hadn’t initially spoken out as a result of when she entered his home, her picture was taken and she or he signed a non-disclosure settlement.
She additionally stated she was initially hesitant to inform her story — and regarded doing so with out naming him — as a result of she doesn’t wish to “ruin someone’s career for something they did. I feel guilty, even though I was the one who was assaulted.”
She stated she lastly spoke out “for the girls who will be in my place. For the girls who are just going to hang out with their friends but they end up meeting him. For the girls who maybe want to hang out with him. Now you know, and even if you don’t believe me, at least it’ll be in the back of your mind when you meet him.”
Neither Paul nor Paradise has responded to requests for additional remark.
The accusation follows a yr of controversy for Paul. In June, Scottsdale, Ariz., police charged the YouTuber with legal trespass and illegal meeting — each misdemeanors — linked with the looting of a mall that occurred amid a wave of protests throughout the nation after the killing of George Floyd. The fees had been later dropped. At the time of the protest, he said in a statement on Twitter, “To be absolutely clear, neither I nor anyone in our group was engaged in any looting or vandalism.”
A month later, he drew the ire of Alicia Weintraub, then the mayor of Calabasas, for throwing an infinite get together filled with unmasked revelers. A month after that, federal brokers executed a warrant to look his Calabasas dwelling in reference to the Scottsdale case, and located weapons, although there look like no fees to date.
Paul has made a profession out of contentiously inserting himself into nationwide new tales — comparable to when he visited Parkland, Fla., within the aftermath of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School capturing and supplied a five-point plan to finish college shootings, or when he took a disastrous journey to Houston to “save thousands of lives” after Hurricane Harvey.