After he was accused of sexually assaulting a 17-year-old in 2018, TikTok star Ondreaz Lopez has spoken out.
In a statement posted on Twitter, the Hype House member addressed claims — made on Twitter by someone named Al — which alleged that the now 23-year-old “forced my hand on his d**k and he wouldn’t let me pull away until I turned the other way around.”
Ondreaz denied all accusations and recounted the night in question from his point of view. He claimed that the accuser “initiated making out.”
“We mutually made out for about half an hour, and it felt like things were escalating so I did get on top of [him]. At this point, [he] then stopped me and said [he] didn’t want to have sex. I was definitely confused, but at no point did [he] have to force himself out from under me,” he wrote in his statement.
Ondreaz also wrote that he and Al have “remained cordial” and “made lighthearted jokes about the night we did spend together.”
Before he concluded his statement, the influencer shared his own experiences with sexual assault and alleged that he had been a victim on two occasions. Then, Ondreaz apologized to Al and said, “Regardless of whatever happened between us that evening, [he] obviously felt very uncomfortable with it and it was never my intention to hurt [him] or make [him] feel that way.”
Al has since taken to his own Twitter account and reacted to Ondreaz’s statement.
“He really just lied about the whole thing. The times, the questions, what happened. And everyone is going to believe the man who’s famous,” he wrote.
i just can’t. he really just lied about the whole thing. the times, the questions, what happened. and everyone is going to believe the man who’s famous. why did i do this. why did i ever speak out on this i knew this was going to happen. i should’ve stayed silent
— BLACK LIVES MATTER // ACAB (@iirascibility) June 22, 2020
Ondreaz has yet to publicly respond further.
If you or anyone you know has been sexually abused, call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673). A trained staff member will provide confidential, judgment-free support as well as local resources to assist in healing, recovering and more.
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