Once deemed the most annoying housemate of Big Brother 11, Sam Pepper, 25, from Folkestone, Kent has been accused of sexually assaulting a number of teenage girls and young women.
With a reputation for being a prankster, YouTube star Mr Pepper faces numerous sexual assault claims, with the first of his victims, Dottie Martin, 18, taking to YouTube to voice her experience with the ex-Big Brother contestant.
“He put his hand on and near various parts of my body”, the 18 year old uncomfortably expresses.
Dottie says she became ‘very comfortable’ once Mr Pepper began to use her hands to touch him.
With 2.4m subscribers, the majority whom are girls and young women, has been a shock to those who believed they were able to trust Mr Pepper and his intentions with them.
Mr Pepper’s assault claims have come to light following a viral and degrading video of him touching women’s bottoms in public. With Mr Pepper claiming the pranks were carried out as a ‘social experiment’, the use of a fake hand to sexually exploit women is and has never been deemed appropriate in this day and age.
Following the release of the original video, three women came forth expressing their experience with Mr Pepper including Inappropriate touching and harassment. A fourth women, 22, also came forward and reported to BuzzFeed news her experience with Mr Pepper and how he circulated nude pictures of her when she was just 15.
However, although many may deem Mr Pepper as a ‘pervert’ or ‘sexual assaulter’, it has been acknowledged that some have also shown him support via Twitter.
‘To help out a friend who was afraid to admit he was being abused, @sampepper risked everything he’s worked for. So much respect man,’ one Twitter user stated.
With YouTube removing the original video, although having already gone viral, it appears Mr Pepper’s antics have not only lowered his YouTube subscription (now 2m) but, has also scarred his reputation.
If you are a victim of sexual assault or know of anyone who is, please contact: www.victimsupport.org.uk