Watch: Awkward! Pete Davidson Asks Jake Paul about Sexual Assault Accusations Before Fight

Monday April 19, 2021

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Jake Paul  (Source:YouTube/Triller)

In interviews with Jake Paul and Ben Askren before the Triller Fight pay-per-view boxing match in Atlanta on Saturday, "SNL's" Pete Davidson asked an awkward question. "In the host's first interview, with Paul, he appears to be muted as he apparently confronts the YouTuber on the sexual assault allegations made against him by TikTok star Justine Paradise on April 9," reported the Daily Mail.

The tone of the interview was established at the start when Davidson said, "You can tell how professional this event is by, um, them having me here." The event featured performances by Justin Bieber, The Black Keys, and Saweetie performing various hits throughout the night.

"We are backstage at Jake Paul's dressing room, or locker room, if you want to call it that," Davidson said. "And today's a really wild day for boxing because it just shows how low it's truly sunk.

"Today proves a fact, that if you have enough followers you can do whatever you f---ing want. Maybe PewDiePie will cure cancer. And Charli D'Amelio will become a surgeon. Who knows?

"Tonight, we have a bout between Ben Askren, who, I don't know who that is, still, and I've been reading up on him all week, and Jake Paul, and, you know, they both suck, but at least somebody's going to get hurt."

Paul laughed off the question, saying, "Bro, you can't joke around about that." To which Davidson responded, "I'm not, I'm not," telling Paul he's just checking on his well-being. He went on to say that he wanted to keep things light before asking what Paul's favorite color was (blue) and whether his robot was real or not (it is.) When Davidson acknowledged that he lost money in betting against Paul during a previous fight because he didn't take him seriously, the social influencer-turned-boxer responded, "Did you have to go back to your Mom's house?"

Davidson went to Askren's locker room for questions, and it wasn't long before the pair were trashing Paul.

"He has this whole following, so he thinks he can do whatever he wants, and didn't he get busted by the feds with AKs and a bunch of machine guns? Like, why isn't he in jail?" the SNL regular asked.

"He's violated the law many times," Askren said, adding: "Paul is a decent fighter, but he's still a s--- bag of a human being."

Finishing, Davidson remarked: "Exactly. That's the message we're trying to get to the kids. He is a piece of s---."

Paul's legal team aggressively denied the accusations by Paradise, who claims he forced her "to sign an NDA before entering his Californian mansion and later making her to perform oral sex on him in July 2019."

Paul's lawyer Gardenswartz says the YouTuber plans to "aggressively" disprove the allegations of sexual assault, as well as taking legal action.

Paul's statement, via his lawyer, reads: "While others have already begun to debunk the claim alleged against him, our client categorically denies the allegation and has every intention of aggressively disproving it and pursuing legal action against those responsible for the defamation of his character."

In the ensuing confrontation in the ring, Paul beat Askren in the highly anticipated showdown, knocking out the decorated MMA fighter in less than two minutes on Saturday night.

"A textbook one-two punch combination — a jab and straight right hand — floored Askren before the two-minute mark, and though Askren got to his feet, the referee deemed him in an unfit position to continue," reported Insider.

"With the victory, Paul advanced his pro boxing record to 3-0-0, with three knockouts."

Watch the fight below:

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