Paradise said the assault occurred in July 2019 at the Team 10 house, a mansion in Calabasas, California, that hosted several social media stars, most famously the 24-year-old Paul and his older brother, Logan.
After meeting Paul through a mutual friend, Paradise said the two hung out multiple times at the home. She said one day they began kissing, which she consented to, before moving to his bedroom.
Paradise, also 24, said Paul then tried to have sex with her, and she emphatically did not consent, telling him no several times. At that point, Paradise said Paul moved on top of her and forced her to perform oral sex.
“He didn’t ask for consent or anything,” she said in a YouTube video. “That’s not OK. On no level at all is that OK.”
Paul, who has parlayed his YouTube success into a celebrity boxing career, said Paradise’s account was false.
“Not only have I never had any sexual relationship with this individual, but this claim is solely a manufactured accusation,” he wrote in a statement. “I plan on pursuing this defamation of character case to the fullest extent of the law.”
Paul claimed Paradise was simply seeking attention ahead of his boxing match on Saturday (April 17) against former UFC fighter Ben Askren.
Paradise, in a follow-up TikTok on her page with more than 500,000 followers, said she was “terrified” of going public but wanted to protect other young women who meet Paul.
“Now you know, ” she said, “and even if you don’t believe me, at least it’ll be in the back of your mind when you meet him.” – New York Daily News/Tribune News Service