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TikTok star Ondreaz Lopez responds to “haters” amid sexual assault claims

Published: 22/Jun/2020 19:37 Updated: 22/Jun/2020 20:17

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular TikTokker and one half of influencer duo ‘The Lopez Brothers,’ Ondreaz Lopez, has responded to accusations of sexual assault made by a Twitter user on June 21.

Ondreaz, the eldest of the Lopez brothers, is one of TikTok’s many rising stars, boasting over 16 million followers on the app due to his viral lip syncing and dancing videos.

However, many fans are calling their support into question after Twitter user “iirascibility” came out with allegations of sexual assault against the TikTokker, claiming that Lopez had purportedly forced them into a sexual situation.

According to irrascibility, Lopez had invited them to sleep in his bed during a sleepover just ahead of a Hip Hop dance competition in Arizona two years ago, after which the user had asked to cuddle.

Ondreaz Lopez takes a photo in the kitchen
Ondreaz Lopez, Instagram
TikTok star Ondreaz Lopez has been met with allegations of sexual assault.

Irrascibility then claimed that Lopez “forced” their hand onto his genitals after initiating kissing, which the Twitter user explained they didn’t want to do.

The user claimed that, at the time of the purported assault, they were 17 and Lopez was 21, rendering irrascibility a minor during the altercation.

“He forced my hand on his d**k and wouldn’t let me pull away until I turned the other way around,” the user wrote. “…I am tired of feeling like s**t every time I see his face.”

Additional allegations against the duo have since surfaced online, with irrascibility attaching a series of stories from other purported victims from the Las Vegas area to Twitter.

While Lopez hasn’t responded to the allegations directly, he uploaded several stories addressing his “haters” to his Instagram story, where he seemed to hit back at critics for being upset with his behavior and content.

“Sooner or later you’re gonna have to realize I’m the truth,” Lopez said in a video captioned, ‘Dear haters.’ “Until then, you’re gonna keep f**kin,’ shooting yourself in the foot. Trying to f**kin’ be mad about everything I do. Hate everything I do. Find some little thing to talk s**t about.”

Lopez’s spiel continued into a conversation about “taking accountability for your own actions” and “finding self-love,” explaining that he wants to give his fans the “best version of himself” and that he isn’t “hiding s**t.”

The allegations against Lopez come in wake of a slew of preceding claims against other high-profile content creators.


UPDATE:

Lopez has since responded to the allegations against him in a series of Note app posts uploaded to Twitter on June 22, where he claimed the Twitter user, now named as “Alessandra,” initiated the kissing and “making out,” explaining that there was “no aggression at all” and that she “at no point” had to “force herself out from under me.”

Lopez also claimed that he himself is a two-time victim of sexual assault, ending his post with an apology to Alessandra and urging victims of abuse to reach out for help.

Stay tuned to Dexerto for more updates on this developing story.

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TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing

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Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

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Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.