Groping YouTube 'Prank' Star Accused of Non-Prank Rape


Sam Pepper, the former reality show contestant behind a series of creepy YouTube videos featuring him groping women “as a prank,” has been accused of rape by a woman he picked up through Facebook.

According to BuzzFeed News, Pepper’s accuser is a Canadian woman who Pepper invited to a concert. Before the show, she joined him in his hotel room where the woman says Pepper forced her to perform oral sex on him. She accompanied him to the concert, anyway, and after the show was raped again, while her sister waited for her to get home.

“I kept saying no and he laughed and pinned me down,” she said. “At first, I thought he was joking around, but then I realized he was having sex with me.”
She said she struggled underneath him and ended up falling off the bed. She said she was sitting on the floor when he ejaculated into her hair, which she said he told her was karma for not wanting to have sex with him.

As BuzzFeed notes, after seeking comment from Pepper on her accusations, his Instagram, Tumblr, and Twitter accounts were deleted.

In recent weeks, other young women have come forward with similar stories of sexual abuse at the hands of Pepper. Three women have told BuzzFeed that Pepper solicited sexual photos from them when they were underage.

As for Pepper? He’s claimed that the original prank video was actually him making a point about harassment, using actors who knew what was up. He was groping ironically, you see. And this weekend, this video of Pepper fake crying made the rounds on Tumblr.

Alternate headline: sexual assailant accused of off-camera sexual assault.

Image via screengrab/YouTube

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