Who is Andrew Callaghan's accuser? 'All Gas No Brakes' host breaks silence on sexual misconduct claims
Andrew Callaghan, 25, known for his man-on-the-street 'Channel 5' YouTube interviews, has broken his silence on claims of sexual assault that were brought up against him at the beginning of January this year. Callaghan, the former host of 'All Gas No Brakes', claimed that one of the alleged victims asked him for big money before going public with her claim.
The journalist's legal representative told, "Andrew is devastated that he is being accused of any type of physical or mental coercion against anyone," as per TMZ. The HBO documentary 'This Place Rules', paved way for Callaghan's directorial debut. In the documentary, Callaghan explores the world of political polarization, white supremacist organizations, and conspiracy theories. The legal representative further added, "Conversations about pressure and consent are extremely important and Andrew wants to have these conversations, so he can continue to learn and grow. While every dynamic is open to interpretation and proper communication is critical from all those involved, repeated requests for money should not be part of these conversations."
Who is Andrew Callaghan's accuser?
Callaghan was accused of sexual assault by Caroline Elise, whose popular TikTok video of speaking out about her interaction with Callaghan opened the door for more women to come forward and report similar experiences. At the moment, not much is known about her, but she is the one who initiated the accusation.
Elise stated that he had stayed at her house and "wore [her] down" with requests for sex until she gave in. "[He] eventually got my consent because he wore me down," she said in a TikTok video. "It's even more hard to have to relive the trauma that I endured every single day by seeing this man as a social justice warrior, as someone who cares about human rights, gets a platform. You shouldn't be supporting him."
Elise added, "I hope that if something similar has happened to you that you know that that's not your fault. It wasn't my fault what happened to me, just because I eventually caved. You know I was really hoping that he would eventually take accountability but he just texted me this skewed version of what he thought had happened."
"Not to mention he got me really drunk that night," Elise continued. "He was trying to buy me all kinds of the best kinds of tequila at the dive bar we were at... and a lot of people don't believe me. I've got receipts, I've got photos of us, I've got text messages but you shouldn't need that, you should believe me and you should stop supporting Andrew Callaghan."
A few days later, another woman named Dana made a similar accusation. She claimed that Callaghan had allegedly forced her into engaging in sexual activity in her car following a previous sexual encounter that she had deemed to be "mean" and "demeaning," as per Variety.
In a video uploaded on TikTok, Dana claimed, "I told him to stop. I told him to get off of me multiple times. He tried to put my hand down his pants and I was fighting against him during this, telling him to please stop," as per the outlet.
Callaghan's response to the allegations
Callaghan's legal representative stated that the star of 'This Place Rules' promises to work on improving himself and maintaining balanced communication. He also wants to remind his audience that "while even one concerned partner is too many, there are always multiple sides to a story."
A source claimed Elise requested Callaghan for cash in reference to the "fat check" he received from HBO for his documentary, according to TMZ. She allegedly demanded payment only a few minutes before the documentary aired. But when Callaghan did not pay her, she shared the TikTok video a few days later, which prompted several other women who had interacted with Callaghan similarly to open up about their own experiences.