Tyga Accused of Sending ‘Uncomfortable’ Messages to a 14-Year-Old Girl, Manager Denies It
Tyga has found himself on the wrong side of headlines this week. The Compton rapper has now been accused of sending inappropriate messages to a 14-year-old girl. The alleged victim, Molly O'Malia, has come forward with claims that Tyga contacted her under the guise of a recording opportunity.
O'Malia, who appeared with her lawyer, Gloria Allred, held a press conference after a tabloid published a story alleging that Tyga and O'Malia had a sexual relationship. O'Malia refuted those claims and says her and Tyga's correspondence never extended beyond social media, but did admit that Tyga initiated contact with her and claims that his intentions had nothing to do with music.
"The truth is that Tyga contacted me first. He direct messaged me on Instagram. I knew who he was but I was surprised that he was contacting me," O'Malia said in a statement. "I thought that it could possibly be about my music, but he did not mention that in his initial communication with me. I thought that was strange, but I was thinking he would bring that up in his next message to me. However, he didn't mention it in the next message."
She continues to detail their exchanges, stating "I began to feel uncomfortable when he asked me to FaceTime with him. He asked me to FaceTime 3 times, but I did not do it. Because of my discomfort with why he wanted to communicate with me I quickly stopped responding to him. It's crazy how so much can come out of nothing."
For those skeptical about her reasoning for speaking out, O'Malia said it's simply "because I don't want what happened to me to happen to any other young girl."
O'Malia mother, Anne Lowry O'Malia, chastised OK! magazine in a statement of her own for "falsely [insinuating] that there was an inappropriate sexually suggestive relationship going on between Tyga and Molly."
Allred, who is also representing victims in the ongoing Bill Cosby sexual assault case, said O'Malia's mother "feels that it is completely inappropriate for an adult male to communicate with her 14-year-old daughter, ask for her phone number and ask when she is coming to L.A.."
Tyga, who came under scrutiny following his alleged love affair with Kylie Jenner while she was underage, has not responded to O'Malia's claims himself, but his manager, Anthony Martini, spoke to TMZ and says it is all just a big misunderstanding.
Martini charges that Tyga only contacted O'Malia due to an interest in her music and requested to FaceTime O'Malia to touch base on business and to hear her sing, not for the nefarious intentions that she is insinuation. Martini also claims that O'Malia told Tyga that she was 17, not 14, which has since been confirmed as her actual age.
While no charges have been filed at this time, we hope that Tyga is learning from this situation. Better yet, he should just stay off social media for the rest of the year. We are just saying.