Chris Ingham Finally Responds To Sexual Misconduct Allegations
24 August 2018, 10:55 | Updated: 24 August 2018, 11:25
The YouTuber has posted a video in response to accusations that he tried to groom underage fans
Chris Ingham has finally responded to accusations that he acted in an inappropriate way towards young fans.
In a new, 22 minute long video entitled 'The Reason For My Silence', Chris denies having acted inappropriately. He begins by saying by saying "this is the one and only time I am ever going to address this" and goes on to criticise people for "making so many presumptions about so many things, that are completely wrong".
What was Chris accused of?
Chris Ingham was accused on Twitter of attempting to sexually groom underage fans.
A series of tweets were posted which were said to show Chris attempting to coax an underage fan into compromising situations:
I’m so scared to tweet this but it’s time and it needs to be seen.— Jess (@dodieftbecky) July 2, 2018
My experience with Chris ingham (from the ingham family) pic.twitter.com/CalInL8vCC
These accusations prompted a wave of responses from fans and creator alike, including Louise Pentland and an unusually scathing tweet from YouTube Alfie Deyes.
What is his response?
Chris Ingham says that he has stayed silence at the advice of his lawyers, and says that staying silent and not responding to what people have said about him has been very hard for him. He emphasises that his silence in recent months was purely because he was advised to by his lawyers and not for any other reason. He calls what has happened a 'witch hunt' and says that he had his personal information leaked and has received death threats.
He addresses the allegations head on saying: "Am I a pedophile? No. Am I a sexual predator? No."
He goes on to heavily criticise people for attacking him, saying it is ruining his children's lives. He says he feels that the accusations are akin to "inciting violence". He says he is "constantly living in fear."
He says that he was cornered by border police in Australia. He says they stripped information from his phone and devices and interviewed him. He says "they found absolutely nothing".
He does not directly address the Twitter screenshots that started the issue to begin with.