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Tony Lopez finally responds to grooming allegations: “Lies, Lies, Lies”

Published: 30/Jan/2021 1:20

by Theo Salaun

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Weeks after being sued for allegedly soliciting minors, TikTok star Tony Lopez has finally delivered a series of denying responses to the grooming allegations on TikTok.

Back in August 2020, a 21-year-old Tony Lopez was accused of explicitly messaging an underage girl in a video that went viral. This incident sparked massive backlash across the social media influencer’s web presence and led to a formal apology from the TikTokker within weeks.

But the situation did not end there, as a January report indicated that Lopez was being sued by two minors for “sexual battery and emotional distress.” One of the allegations also specified that Lopez, knowing the girl was underage, decided to meet in person and “engaged in unlawful sexual acts.”

Later, the accused influencer let TMZ know that the allegations were fabricated. While the results of this lawsuit have yet to be reached, Lopez has now, months later, doubled down on earlier assertions that he is innocent. 

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Tony Lopez’s August apology on Twitter.

While Lopez originally responded on August 22, 2020 solely by apologizing for poor decisions and promising to hold himself accountable, his comments on the lawsuit shifted in a different direction.

In a TMZ report, the TikTok star clarified that the “allegations are not at all true” and that, regarding the lawsuit, he would “fight it to the very end.”

It remains unknown when the “end” of that legal dispute may be, but Lopez is most certainly ‘fighting’ back — as he has now come under extreme backlash for a pointed, albeit brief new TikTok.

As Def Noodles indicates, the video’s caption was “the truth always comes out” and, as seen in the video, his resounding response is concise (and repetitive): “Lies, Lies, Lies.”

Although this isn’t necessarily a response to the accusations, it feels almost impossible that it is not. Adding further reason for that sentiment, the video’s timing is relevant as it was posted later on the same day that Harry Jowsey posted a TikTok joking about Lopez being his “prisoner pen pal.”

A viewer referenced this video in the comments, to which Lopez replied with a blunt “Who?” Of course, Jowsey took the influencer to task by clapping back himself: “Wouldn’t expect him to know who I am, I’m over the age of 16.”

While the social media barbs may be entertaining for fans of influencer drama, Lopez’s response appears not to satisfy anyone. At his point, it seems that critics will only be comfortable with a response in court.

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Charli & Dixie D’Amelio tell David Dobrik the craziest things they’ve been paid for

Published: 25/Feb/2021 11:25

by Georgina Smith

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After YouTuber David Dobrik shared the craziest way he’s ever made money on the VIEWS podcast, TikTok stars Charli & Dixie D’Amelio shared some bizarre stories of their own.

Over the past year, sisters Charli and Dixie D’Amelio have seen extraordinary success thanks to their thriving social media career, finding their fame on video app TikTok and racking up millions of followers each.

But their insane fame didn’t stop the girls from being super nervous when they were invited onto the VIEWS podcast, as they explained that they watched the hugely successful YouTuber growing up, and were “freaking out” about being on the podcast.

With all three stars being some of the biggest names on the internet, they all naturally had some stories to share about strange things that have happened to them regarding money, and David was the first to kick things off with a crazy story about a birthday party.

David Dobrik on the VIEWS podcast
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David Dobrik’s VIEWS podcast has recently made a return to YouTube.

“I got a call once, and this kid was having a sixteenth birthday party,” he began. “And this guy’s like, ‘hey, this family wants you out there. They’ve got $10,000 in cash. Can you just show up?’ And I was just like, f*** yeah!”

The star revealed that just as he was about to leave the party after about an hour and a half of being there, the dad came up to him and offered him more money to stay longer.

All in all, he ended up making $24,000 dollars just from that one night, describing it as “the craziest paycheck [he’s] ever gotten for something so stupid.”

Charli and Dixie reveal bizarre way they made money

Charli and Dixie had another bizarre story of ways in which they got money after rising to fame. Charli explained that she was offered an undisclosed amount of money to do a FaceTime call with some kids, but she turned down the offer as she explained, “if I’m not meeting your kids in person it just feels wrong of me to take your money, and I just don’t feel comfortable doing that.”

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However in a random twist, Charli and Dixie ended up running into the family at a later date, and Charli revealed that “the dad was feeling very excited to just hand us stacks of cash.” They ended up going up to the hotel room along with their mom to meet the family, receiving cash in return.

The girls didn’t disclose how much money they made from the bizarre encounter, instead simply saying it was “a lot.”

With their popularity increasing by the day, there’s no doubt that the young stars have even more bizarre stories about the behind-the-scenes of TikTok fame.