- Two women have filed a lawsuit against TikTok star Tony Lopez alleging sexual battery, gender violence and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
- The 21-year-old is being accused of having sex with a minor and soliciting nude photos from another, but has denied the allegations.
- "This whole thing seems like a money grab to me," he has since said in a statement. "I'm going to fight it to the very end."
TikTok star, Tony Lopez, who is part of the Hype House collective on the popular video-sharing app, has been accused of having sex with a minor and soliciting nude photos from a teenager in a civil lawsuit, reports E! News. He has denied the allegations and has not been arrested or charged.
"These allegations are not at all true. I never sent nudes to these women and didn't ask them to send me pictures either. And I certainly wouldn't have sex with someone who told me they were underage," the 21-year-old told the publication in a statement.
"This whole thing seems like a money grab to me. I'm going to fight it to the very end. I will not allow them to continue to slander my name and attack my character."
In documents obtained by TMZ, one woman claims she connected with Tony on social media and he "induced, manipulated, groomed and coerced" her into "unlawful sexual acts with him". According to the documents she initially told she was 16 but after they had sex revealed she was 15 years old. Weeks later they had a second sexual encounter.
The other woman in the lawsuit says she met Lopez at the Hype House in Los Angeles and they later connected online. He allegedly coerced and solicited nude photos from her, sent her some of his own and though she did not, he tried to persuade her to meet him for sex.
The two women have alleged sexual battery, gender violence and intentional infliction of emotional distress against the star, and are suing Hype House and its founders for negligence.