TikTok star Justine Paradise has come forward with sexual assault allegations against Jake Paul.
The 24-year-old released a 20-minute video on Friday, April 9, where she accused the YouTuber of forcing her to perform oral sex on him at his Team 10 house in July 2019.
Paradise said she was first introduced to Paul at his home in June 2019 via a mutual friend, and the pair exchanged numbers and began talking and spending time together over the next few weeks.
"One of those days, I was in the studio — some people were recording down there — and Jake pulled me into this little corner area in the studio and started kissing me," Paradise recalled. "I was fine with that. I did think he was cute."
Paul then allegedly took her to his bedroom, where they were dancing and kissing before "he took it to his bed," but she said she was uncomfortable when he started touching her. According to Paradise, Paul asked, "If nothing's going to happen, what's the point?"
"Sex is very special and very important to me," Paradise explained. "Normally, everybody respects me when I don't want to do sexual things, so I thought that it was fine if I went in his room. I thought it would be fine to kiss him, because I thought he would stop if I didn't want to do anything else."
However, Paul allegedly did not stop after she said "no," and she claimed he forced her to perform oral sex while physically on top of her. "He didn't ask for consent or anything," she said. "That's not okay. On no level at all is that okay."
After the alleged incident, Paradise said Paul acted cold and did not talk to her again. "I never got an apology or anything like that," she explained, adding that she tried to reach out to Paul "to talk to him and tell him, 'Hey, I didn't consent for this. It made me feel so awful,'" but she claimed he didn’t respond.
"I would have liked to have an apology because that was messed up, and I didn't want that," she maintained.
Paradise ended her video by saying she hopes that by sharing her story publicly, Paul "realizes what he did and doesn't do it again."
"I know he knows that I didn't want to do anything sexual with him," she claimed at the end of the video.
"I've thought about this literally every single day since it happened. But the more and more I think about it, the more I realize, no one can be doing that and think that it's something right to do."
According to Paradise, she signed a non-disclosure agreement before entering Paul’s home and thought she was not allowed to speak about the alleged incident because "if you sign an NDA, you're signing away your rights to talk about anything basically."
She also addressed the allegations on TikTok and explained that she was afraid to come forward because it would bring her a lot of attention, and a lot of it will be "hate."
Paul has not responded publicly to the allegations.