No Jumper’s Adam Grandmaison responds to sexual assault allegations in a new video. Adam22, who is the creator and host of pop culture and hip hop podcast, No Jumper has been accused of sexual assault as his deal with Atlantic records come a close.
Model Lauren Duck told the Daily Beast she had visited LA to do an interview on his podcast. She had planned on staying with Adam and his girlfriend, then described the rest of the night. “He gave me drugs notorious for making people black out, had sex with me and then recorded it without my consent.”
Adam denied the allegations in a video on his YouTube channel. Both Adam and his girlfriend Lena Nersesian described their version of the night, claiming the events were all consensual. Both Adam and Lena claim that everyone was friendly and all activities were consensual throughout the night. Adam documented it in a vlog.
Lauren told the Daily Beast: “And then we’re at this after party and he offers me a Xanax. And I take it, on my own, but I was extremely drunk. So I don’t remember much that happened afterwards,”
But while Adam and his girlfriend try to pass their side of the story , The Daily Beast noted Adam has previously admitted to assaulting a woman in the past, when he said “I had a brief incident with a good friend of mine about 8 years ago where I was stuck in a car with her after the bar for like 30 minutes. She was screaming hysterically at me (she was upset about me cheating on her friend) and I did lunge at her at one point but it got broken up immediately.”
There have also been previous allegations of sexual assault, reported by Pitchfork, where 2 women accused him of having sex with them without consent. The article references a 2009 blog post Adam wrote himself titled “The Time a Girl Accused Me of Rape,” where he concluded. “For most men, being falsely accused of rape is a horrible experience that can ruin their reputation, cost them thousands in legal fees and may land them in jail, but for me I would have to say that it was overall a very positive experience. Viva la fake rape.”
Adam believes that his affiliation with rap and hip hop culture along with his success in the podcasting space have made him a target for the unfair allegations. In the video, he also explains that his time at Atlantic Records was already scheduled to end at the year mark, and while these allegations did make things complicated, he makes the claim that leaving is not directly related to them.
Meanwhile, the accusations continue to pile up, and in the post #MeToo movement, it’s hard to dismiss them.
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