James Charles has rejected the accusations that he had behaved inappropriately with a teenager via TikTok in what has been a week to forget for the Youtube star.
James Charles Denies Grooming Teenager On TikTok
It was alleged that James had sent the teenager sexual messages, but he responded in defiance on Twitter. In an official statement, he said: “There’s a video going around about me on TikTok and Twitter of a guy calling me a groomer, and I want to address it right away. The accusation that I have groomed this person is completely false.
“Last week, I came across someone on my Instagram explore page, saw he followed me, and added him on Snapchat. The next morning, I woke up to several snaps from this person being excited. I added him back, saying he loved me and also lewd photos of himself in the shower.”
Given James’ comments, it seems he was a victim of unfortunate circumstances. As such, he felt he responded in the appropriate fashion. He continued: “I asked how old he was right away, and he told me he was 18, so I started flirting back. In the excitement of meeting someone I thought could be potentially great, I didn’t ask for a copy of his ID or passport.
“It’s now clear, based on the video he uploaded, he was taking photos of me with another device and had an ulterior motive from the beginning. Later in the day, he said a few things that made me question the validity of his original age answer, and when I asked him to confirm his age once again, he admitted he was 16.”
And he signed off his statement by stating that he would take even more precautions before engaging with strangers via social media: “I’m not victim-blaming him or victimizing myself either, simply sharing what happened, and what happened was not okay. After false allegations like this in the past, I would never knowingly engage with anyone underage and put my life on the line for a few snapchats. Because of situations like this, instead of taking someone’s word for it, I now will ask to see the ID or passport of every guy I have a conversation with.”
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