James Charles SLAMS Fake Sexual Assault Accusations: 'Disgusting'
"sexual assault is really fucking serious and it is absolutely disgusting that making false allegations is becoming a trend right now!!!" James Charles tweets.
28 June 2020 by Fachana Techamaneewat
LOS ANGELES - NOV 11: James Charles at the People's Choice Awards 2018
at the Barker Hanger on November 11, 2018 in Santa Monica, CA — Photo by Jean_Nelson
On June 22, Beauty YouTuber James Charles tweeted out to fans that the trend of fake sexual assault allegations were "disgusting".
For those who don't know, false sexual assault allegations has recently popped up on Twitter. One of these victims included Riverdale's Cole Sprouse (Jughead) and fellow co-stars Lili Reinhart (Betty) and Vanessa Morgan (Toni), who were accused of sexual assault from various Twitter accounts.
However, these claims has since been shut down, as it appeared to have originated from the same IP address, or has since been admitted by the user as fabricated.
Anyway, on June 25, James took to Twitter to write:
I "sexual assault is really fucking serious and it is absolutely disgusting that making false allegations is becoming a trend right now!!! all it does is invalidate ACTUAL victims when they feel ready to come forward!!"
I "Victims deserve to be heard & should NEVER be invalidated, but it’s INSANE that anonymous, newly made accounts are popping up with stories and people are just believing it!! With no proof at all?!? I am not defending anyone, but there are always two sides to every story."
How did fans react?
Basically, fans are agreeing with James, but also pointed out that the #MeToo movement might actually be prompting legitimate claims, and that James shouldn't assume all of them are automatically lying.
Other fans, however, told James that he is implying that if a sexual assault victim lacks "solid rock evidence", they shouldn't be believed.
Check out these fans' tweets below:
I "yes that is true and u are correct but with an influx of people speaking out right now u cannot assume that they are lying automatically. one person speaking out can give another person confidence to speak up as well which is what is happening right now."
I "James, you are someone with a predominantly female following, the group of people who are mostly targeted for rape by men (sometimes older and or more powerful). You are telling them that when it happens to them and they don't have solid rock evidence you won't believe them."
Meanwhile, others are asking what could be considered as evidence.
I "what do u consider actual evidence? a video? shouldnt a statement and a witness be enough for at lease a convorsation?"
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Fachana Techamaneewat is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is responsible for researching and writing news articles while providing story updates wherever necessary.
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