Amber Rose dropped a bombshell about stylist Ian Connor in a recent interview with The Daily Beast.
In case you’re not aware, an Emory University student by the name of Malika Anderson recently came forward to accuse Connor of rape in a lengthy blog post that details it all. But if what Amber Rose has to say on the subject is true, Anderson was far from Connor’s only victim.
In fact, the mom and entrepreneur claims a total of 21 women have come forward to tell her Connor raped them. From Amber:
Because I have my SlutWalk, all of the women [who’ve accused Ian Connor] have reached out to me as well. They want to come to my SlutWalk and tell their story on my stage. I have that platform for them to do so. I’m not a lawyer. I can’t prosecute anyone or say, “What she’s saying is exactly the truth.” I wasn’t there. 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.
Amber also talks about her ex Kanye West (who worked closely with Connor) and being included in his new “Famous” video, as it relates to her own fame and success:
The misconception, and I still hear this seven years later, to this day, is, “You’re only famous for Kanye.” Initially, absolutely. In 2009, when they’re like, “Amber Rose, Kanye’s girlfriend,” I was like, “OK, that’s pretty accurate. That’s what it is.” But I didn’t ask to be famous, and I didn’t even talk or do interviews for two years, because I thought, “I don’t want this. I’m not famous.” Over time, with going out in public, I realized it would never go away, so I didn’t have any choice but to progress. Everything I’ve done since then is my own doing, and I’ve worked my fucking ass off for everything I have. But Wendy Williams put Charlamagne on. Jay Z put Kanye on! But they don’t do that to men, and they always want to diminish my accomplishments and put them on someone else when I work really hard.
Muva makes a lot of good points. Unfortunately for Connor, she isn’t the only one speaking up.
Theophilus London called into Complex recently to set the record straight about Connor’s start in the industry, their fight in Paris, and a whole lot more.
Here are a couple crazy excerpts from the chat:
You put Ian on?
Putting on doesn’t mean anything to me. I nourished that kid. I took care of him. I don’t put kids on. I help them to try to give them the vision for them to see something. I put him on as far as his modeling career goes. Yeah, I started that for him by putting random T-shirts [on him]; I put clothes on his back. All the clothes that he was wearing for about a year or two were my clothes. And I started taking photos of him and putting them up, and I started getting a lot of attraction.
He also goes on to explain how he realized Ian could very well be a rapist:
After the fight last week, you tweeted that Ian was a rapist, but in April, when the allegations against him first arose, you posted a photo with with the caption, “Ian Connor Innocent.” What was the context behind that?
I had just come back from overseas, and I just started seeing all the stuff that was going on. And I knew the kid. I knew every night that’s how he wants to end his night: by having sex. I thought everything was consensual. And I hadn’t spoken to him. I hadn’t known he was talking shit behind my back for two years, that he was jealous of me. And I guess he social climbed his way to Kanye West, so he didn’t need me anymore. I guess that’s how he felt. I introduced him [to West] in 2014, and he started sucking his dick so hard. But I put up that photo of “Ian Innocent” on social with Kanye. I was just trying to support a friend. I had no idea about anything. I didn’t call him a rapist just because we was fighting.
About three months ago an epiphany hit me, and a girl—I would never say her name—I befriended her after Ian Connor had brought her to my house with a bunch of his young little friends. She was really into him. Ian had went on social media, like he does. That’s the only place that he exists—social media. And, he started telling everybody, “Theo stole my girl!” I didn’t know why he was saying that. It just clicked to me three months ago why he was saying that: because he wanted to get rid of this girl from liking him, so he pushed her on me. I started fake-dating her for five weeks. I wasn’t really dating her; I was just on a mentorship program. She would come over every night, we would hang out, we would talk. I would share music. We would make out, blah blah blah. She was super timid. I could tell she was hurt by something. We never even had sex—and I’m a fucking legend. Not that I was trying to be that, but ya know. [Laughs.] If I’m making out with you, and we’re chilling watching movies, you know, that’s almost the next step. But I’m not a rapist. So, we never had sex. But I could tell something was bothering her. It all just clicked in my head: “Whoa, he did this girl dirty.” My heart goes out to her. I wrote that after the fact. “Yo, you’re a fucking dirty rapist. I’m gonna fuck you up every time I see you.” That’s after the punch. That’s like two minutes. That’s me downstairs in the basement with the owner of Colette. That’s where that text came from. That’s why I told you [about the timeline], “Take that shit down.” Because you don’t have no context about it. Put it back up with the context, so women won’t hate me for acting like I knew something and didn’t come out. He will see his day in court. God is in control.
He also opened up about Ian no longer working with Yeezy:
Kanye fired him. That’s all he had left, and that’s why he only kept promoting, “Kanye, Kanye, Kanye! My 9 to 5!” Putting videos of him and Kanye. It’s not a good look to Ye, because every time you write about this rapist, they gonna mention Kanye.
Click here for the full interview.
SOURCE: The Daily Beast, Complex | PHOTO CREDIT: Splash News
Dropping Bombshells: Amber Rose & Theophilus London Talk Rape Accusations Against Ian Connor was originally published on globalgrind.com
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