YouTuber Andrew Callaghan addresses allegations, promises to begin treatment

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Famous YouTuber, Andrew Callaghan, who made a name for himself interviewing people at rallies and events, has addressed allegations of sexual misconduct. The 25-year-old has released a video saying he wants to be “accountable” for his actions and said he will start attending therapy sessions.

The allegations came in via TikTok just 48 hours after his HBO documentary Rules of this place fell Caroline Elise, the @cornbreadcasserole TikTok user, said Callaghan had stayed at her house and tried to engage in sexual activity with her on several occasions despite her saying she didn’t want to. according to Differentshe said it was

“I finally got my license because it bothered me. It’s even harder to relive the trauma that I suffered every day by seeing this man as a social justice warrior, as someone who cares about human rights, getting platform. You shouldn’t be supporting him.”

Shortly after, another woman, Dana also came forward saying that something similar had happened to her on her TikTok account @moldyfreckle where the YouTuber had pressured her to have sex in her car. In the video, she said, “I told him to stop. I told him to get off several times, “He tried to put my hand down his pants and I was fighting him at this point, telling him to stop.

After these allegations came to light Callaghan went silent for a time and the partners he worked for Rules of this place along with, actors and producers Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, have since rejected his actions and said they will not work with him in the future. Callaghan has now responded to these allegations on YouTube in the video below.

He began by saying, “I never thought I’d make a video like this, but I think there’s an important conversation to be had and I just want to be fully accountable, honest and transparent with you about it.” -all of you. ” He went on to thank the women who accused him of sexual misconduct,

“I’d like to start by thanking everyone who has come forward this past week to talk about the various ways in which my behavior has made them feel uncomfortable. comfortable or under pressure in a sexual situation.”

He went on to talk about how at the time he believed his behavior was normal, and that it was “persistence as a form of flattery” when it wasn’t. He says there’s some context that’s missing from the allegations leveled at him, but he says he won’t go into that here because, in his words, “I’m not here to invalidate anyone’s life experience.”

He is now going to take time to deal with his behavior and urged the young men who jumped to his defense to also look in the mirror and deal with their own behavior and attitude towards women as well as an understanding of “enthusiastic two-way consent. “

“I hope that young people, especially young men, can use my mistakes to learn and move through life with a better understanding of consent.”

He then said that he will have to do some work on himself in the future and has said that he will start taking medication and, without blaming alcohol, he understands that he had a reason and will join a 12-step program.

Obviously, all is not immediately forgiven or forgotten in cases like this, especially for those affected by Callaghan’s actions. As they say “talk is free” and Callaghan needs to go through with what he has discussed and commit to working on himself.

However, this is the kind of apology that many people want to hear with the YouTuber holding himself accountable, apologizing to those he hurt, addressing the toxic behavior in himself, and saying he will take the time to improve itself. this will not happen again and he also encourages others to do the same.

There has long been a problem with portraying relationships and what it means to be a straight man in the “pursuit” of women that pervades our society and the media, meaning that this type of situation is all too common. These are problems that not only Callaghan needs to address but society as a whole as we build towards a better understanding of consent, one that allows a greater voice for women and understanding better for men.

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