YouTube vlogger Carter Reynolds has been accused of rape after a sex tape of him and his 16-year old girlfriend Maggie Lindemann was leaked online.
The video, which was stolen when Reynold’s iCloud account was hacked, shows Lindemann being pressured into performing oral sex on her boyfriend while drunk.
In the clip, Lindemann apparently refuses multiple times before stating that she feels uncomfortable, while Reynolds is overheard telling her to “do it” and “come on”.
The backlash forced Reynolds to issue an apology for the “HUGE misunderstanding”, but has since caused even more anger with phrases including “first of all Maggie and I were dating at the time” and “couples do stuff like that all the time”:
— Carter Reynolds (@carterreynolds) June 23, 2015
Former fans responded to the ‘apology’ tweeting:
@carterreynolds u would have someone write a statement for u.. YOU should have your OWN WORDS TO APOLOGIZE FOR YOUR ACTIONS.
— McKenna (@VITALVOGUE) June 24, 2015
The 19-year old then decided to try round-up some support, asking fans to send messages to cheer him up using the #WeLoveYouCarter hashtag.
He has since deleted the tweet.