YouTube Butt Pincher Sam Pepper: Teen Claims He Asked Her For Nude Photos

Sam Pepper, the British YouTube prankster who’s “Fake Hand A*s Pinch” offended women around the world, is now being hit with sexual harassment claims by young women who say he harassed them both online and in person.

Earlier this week, The Inquistr reported the controversy over Pepper’s video — a still from which is shown below — in which he approached attractive women on the street to ask directions and pinched their behinds while filming their reactions. The video went viral, enraging many viewers who thought the prank wasn’t so funny. YouTube users reported it in droves and the video was taken down for violating YouTube policies.

Sam Pepper's "Fake Hand A** Pinch" Prank

After the video caused a backlash, Pepper posted another video of women pinching men’s bottoms, claiming that both were “scripted” and a “social experiment” to exposed society’s flippant attitude toward sexual abuse. Nobody was buying that, though. According to The Independent, one critic called the second video “as uncomfortable and inappropriate” as the first, and another tweeted, “Good to know he’s an equal opportunity creep.”

Now Buzzfeed reports that four women have come forward claiming Pepper sexually harassed them. One of the women, Dottie Martin, published a YouTube video entitled “A Cautionary Tale,” alleging that Pepper groped her and made her feel uncomfortable on a date they went on two years ago, when she was 16.

Another woman, Bryony Harris, who on Tuesday tweeted what she claims were screen shots of Facebook conversations she had with Sam Pepper, claims that he pressured her into sending him nude photos of herself when she was only 15 years old.

Harris told Buzzfeed that she met Pepper in person in 2011, when he was 22 and she was 15, and they exchanged Facebook information. They began to chat on Facebook and Skype but never met in person again.

“I know he was much older then me, yes, but at the time it didn’t matter as I was a huge fan and I went along with it,” Harris said. “I had pictures of Sam on my wall in my room.”

Eventually, Harris claims, Pepper asked her to send him nude photos of herself, which she did.

Facebook conversation in which Sam Pepper allegedly asked teen for nude photo.

“He just asked me to send him pictures of me naked and stuff and go on Skype and I did because I was a child and thought he would meet me,” she said. “He was taking advantage of the fact he knew I and many other girls would fangirl over him.”

In addition to the four women reported by BuzzFeed, YouTuber Laci Green claims that she was contacted by dozens of women claiming Sam Pepper abused or molested them also after she posted a response to his video Thursday morning.

No formal charges have been filed against Pepper yet and he has not responded to the accusations.

What do you think? Did Pepper take advantage of his celebrity status to molest women?

[Images via The Music, Daily Star and Buzzfeed]