Amber Rose Calls Out Kanye Protege Ian Connor: 'He’s Actually Raping Women’
Amber Rose is urging for accountability.
In a recent interview, model and author Amber Rose spoke out against fashion stylist Ian Connor following several years of sexual assault allegations from multiple women.
Rose told The Daily Beast 21 women have contacted her with claims that Connor sexually assaulted them.
“It’s disheartening, because these girls are regular girls who have no voice. I’ve tried to give them a platform, and everything sort of fell through,” Rose said. “People look at celebrities—or influencers—as though they can get any girl they want, so why would they rape girls or sexually assault girls? But they do, and it’s horrible. I believe these girls because they’re from all over the world, they don’t know each other, and they all have the same exact story.”
She added, “It’s almost as if he’s not famous enough for people to write a story about him and really blow it up because nobody cares about him enough to give a fuck that he’s actually raping women.”
“There’s this ‘snitching’ culture where you can’t snitch on a guy, and nobody will ever really respect you if you snitch,” Rose said. “I feel like probably a lot of [Connor’s] male friends know what he does—maybe they do the same—but they’ll never tell on him because then they’ll be known as a snitch, and nobody will respect them.”
Connor has publicly denied all allegations.
The 25-year-old protégé of Kanye West and self-proclaimed “King of The Youth” rose to semi-fame collaborating with a number of high-profile names in hip-hop and fashion, including West, A$AP Rocky, and Virgil Abloh.
Allegations of sexual assault against Connor first surfaced in 2016 when a woman named Malika Anderson, then a senior at Emory University, penned a blog post titled, “Ian Connor Is a Rapist and I Know Firsthand.”
While the #MeToo movement has been pushing to hold the men of Hollywood accountable for their transgression, other industries of the entertainment world may soon face their own day of reckoning.