Amber Rose Speaks On Ian Connor Rape Allegations

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When it comes to slut shaming and assault, you don't want to take on Amber Rose - you won't win.

Rape allegations against Ian Connor have been a big topic recently after a fight broke out in Paris between Theophilus London, A$AP Bari, and Connor, which led to Theophilus tweeting: "Every time I see u I'm gonna f--- you up, Evrytime u dirty [expletive] rapist @souljaian #Eveytime" and claiming that he knew a woman that Connor had assaulted.

Rape allegations against Connor aren't new. Back in April, Malika Anderson, a student at Emory University, accused Connor of rape in a blog post titled, "Ian Connor Is a Rapist, and I Know Firsthand." Connor denied the allegations and received support from Justine Skye, who tweeted and deleted, "trying to tarnish someone’s name and lying for a quick come up is never cool or funny… do better," as well as support from London in a since deleted tweet.

Amber Rose: ‘I Get Sexually Assaulted All the Time'

Now, it seems more women might be coming forward. In an interview with The Daily Beast, Amber Rose stated that about 21 women had reached out to her with Ian Connor rape allegations. "Honestly, seven came out and I’m pretty sure 21 women have reached out to me so far. So I’m assuming there are more [stories] coming out. It’s innocent until proven guilty, but when you have 21 women from all over the world that do not know each other but have similar stories, it gets to the point where it’s like… enough." Rose said the women had reached out to her because they wanted to tell their stories during her SlutWalk, "I have that platform for them to do so."

Connor has since responded to Rose, tweeting: "Lol Cus This Bald Head [expletive] Is Now The Law...21? Why The [expletive] Hasn't 1 Charge Been Pressed? Somethings Not Right," and Amber immediately clapped back.

Still, in a world where women are often put on trial by social media and the press for speaking out about rape, it's great to see Rose give a platform to those who otherwise wouldn't have the opportunity to speak.

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