'90 Day Fiancé': Ed's accuser says she ended up in hospital after he sexually assaulted her for nine months
'90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days' has always entertained its fans but it seems like the latest season of the show had its fair set of controversies. The latest controversy added to the list was cast member Ed Brown being accused of sexual assault and harassment. These claims came to light when a TikTok user named Lordakeet spoke up about her alleged assault in a video.
The post gathered a lot of attention and many questioned Ed's behavior. It wasn't too hard for people to start hating him as his actions on the show already had everyone calling him a 'pervert' and questioning his mannerism for how he treated his partner, Rosemarie Vega. Now, Lorelei Clemens, the TikTok user who came forward with the accusations is coming forward and getting vocal about what had happened.
In an interview with Daily Soap Dish, Clemens revealed she was sexually assaulted and harassed by Ed. "Yeah. It’s both. For about nine months, I was being harassed by him sexually and also assaulted by him. I don’t know if you’ve seen my last TikTok or one of my TikToks about an example of the first day that I met him, and that was also assaulted. So (there is) a lot going on with these allegations," she said while recalling Ed had put her in an armlock on the first day of their meeting.
Clemens revealed that this went on for nine months and one of the incidents landed her in the hospital. "He was grooming me, and you know when you’re being groomed, it’s really hard to know you’re being manipulated. So, it progressively got worse. By the end of it, I ended up in the hospital from an incident that happened with him, and I ended up having a lot of health issues from it. This was about four years ago, so I’ve been still trying to heal myself since that incident," she said.
Clemens was 24 when the incident took place but now, 28-year-old Clemens knew it was time for her to speak up as she gained an understanding of what had happened with her. "I think Ed kind of has this MO for going for vulnerable, younger women, at the time I was 24, about the age of Rosemarie Vega, and at the age where you’re really trying to figure out what is going on in the world and you’re not quite sure how to handle situations like this," she said.
She continued, "Especially if you aren’t taught them when you are younger, and generally, with abusers like Ed, this is kind of like the perfect fit because they can manipulate them without too much 'working' for it if that makes sense." Clemens admitted she felt Ed had taken advantage of her.
She said, "Yeah. I mean, I genuinely as a person try to be kind to everyone, but especially also having abused as a child, it’s kind of the norm not to know how to stand up for yourself. Also when you’re younger, and you’re starting a new job, and you’re trying to impress the owners you’re a little bit more hesitant to stand up for yourself, because technically this was my internship when I started and I kind of needed it to graduate, so I was scared that I would lose it if I stood up for myself. I honestly wanted to learn everything, and Ed kind of posed as the person who was going to teach me the business."
Clemens also shed light on the NDA she had signed that stops her from detailing every bit of what had happened. "So as many of you probably know, I worked with Ed, so I think that can lead to the imagination of what kind of NDA this is. Definitely, a third party is involved in this NDA; it’s not just about Ed and I. With that being said, it’s actually kind of difficult to actually describe what kind of NDA it is without going into detail. But I will say that I can describe what happened to me and that’s why I’ve decided to come forward," she said.
Clemens confessed it wasn't an easy task coming forward. She admitted she had to think about a lot of things when she finally made up her mind about opening up about her assault but now that she has, Clemens feels it was all worth it.
'90 Day Fiancé: Before The 90 Days' airs on Sundays at 8pm ET on TLC.