James Charles refutes new 'grooming' charges, says accuser Isaiyah told him 'he was 18'

James Charles refuted the allegations in a post on Twitter saying he started flirting with Isaiyah only after confirming he was 18


                            James Charles refutes new 'grooming' charges, says accuser Isaiyah told him 'he was 18'
James Charles has been accused of grooming again, this time by a 16-year-old Isaiyah (Getty Images)

Viral videos have been doing the rounds of someone called "Isaiyah", who said James Charles asked for pictures of his body right after he had told him he was 16. In the video detailing his exchanges, he said Charles had "snapped" him or added him on Snapchat and then started to send him sexual messages like "I bet you can make me finish just by flexing and showing of your hair (body hair) haha without even taking your d**k out".



 

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James Charles attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on August 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Getty Images)

However, James Charles refuted the allegations in a post on Twitter with a photo of a long note. In the note, he says that he started flirting with Isaiyah only after confirming he was 18. While he does not take Isaiyah's name, he refers to "viral TikTok videos" doing the rounds. He ended his post by saying: "After false allegations like this in the past, I would never knowingly engage with anyone underage and put my life on the line for a few snapchats. Because of situations like this instead of taking someone's word for it, I now will ask to see the ID or passport of every guy I have a conversation with".



 

After he posted his defense, Twitter users took very little time blowing holes in it. "james he has his tik tok account posted to his Instagram highlights and it clearly says he’s 16" said one user, while another tweet responding to those defending him said: "it’s f**ked to sext your young fans (even the 18 year olds) because there’s an unfair power dynamic". Another user posted: "i am so SO tired of you being able to get away with this. youve abused your fame to solicit sexual actions from fans MULTIPLE times. you KNOW they’re vulnerable to you because they’re fans. and when they speak about it you weaponise your following against them."



 



 



 

James Charles attends his Morphe Meet & Greet at Roosevelt Field Mall on December 1, 2018 in Garden City, New York. (Getty Images)

However, there were plenty of people defending Charles on Twitter, like one fan who said: "Im so sorry James :( People suck! Its so sad you can't be free to be happy and flirt without people wanting to take advantage."



 

According to Charles, he saw "someone" on his Instagram Explore page who was following him and added him on Snapchat. The next morning he woke up to "several snaps from this person" which included "lewd photos of himself in the shower". Charles says he "asked how old he was right away" and began flirting back when he told him "he was 18". Later, some responses made him question the original age Isaiyah had given him. At this point, Charles has asked again how old Isaiyah was and was told he had been sexting a 16-year-old. At this point, Charles told him that he was uncomfortable and "unfriended him".

In Isaiyah's version of events, however, Charles started sexting him after he knew he was 16. After Charles had posted about their Snapchat exchange on Twitter, he tweeted: "For those who don’t belive the age thing, this was me messaging my bsf who I told at the time about it. He was asking for me to send him pictures of my body right after me telling him I’m 16. Hope this clears things up".



 

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