Hype House's Tony Lopez dropped by brand following sexual misconduct allegations
24 August 2020, 14:47
"I promise I will make better, well-informed decisions."
Tony Lopez has issued an apology after being dropped by a brand in light of recent allegations of sexual harassment of a minor.
For those of you that don't know, Tony is known for being one half of TikTok dance duo The Lopez Brothers with his brother Ondreaz. Both brothers are members of TikTok collective Hype House, which also features Addison Rae, Chase Hudson and many more.
Bliss Spa, a spa and cosmetics company, said they would no longer sponsor or collaborate with Tony in several comments on TikTok. In response to fans who questioned their partnership, Bliss wrote: "We take these accusations seriously and will not work w/ Tony Lopez going forward. We're committed to working w/ partners who uphold our brand values."
In a series of viral tweets and TikToks, Tony – who recently turned 21 – was accused of sending explicit messages to several young girls on social media. Screenshots between Lopez and a 15-year-old girl, captured by TikTok Room, show him allegedly asking for nude photos.
On Saturday (Aug 22), Tony issued a Notes-app apology seemingly addressing the "recent accusations".
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Read Tony Lopez's full apology here.
"Hey guys, I want to take a minute to address the recent accusations that have been made against me. I am not proud of my past choices and actions I have made, and I am truly disappointed in myself for them.
I am still new to entertainment/LA scene and I am quickly learning that you can't believe everything that you are told. Once I found out the truth, I immediately stopped.
I know these actions are not taken lightly and were extremely irresponsible of me. As a young man, I hold myself responsible for this mistake, rather than run from it. I will learn from it, to help better educate myself for now and the future. I promise I will make better, well-informed decisions."
August 23, 2020
It's unknown whether Tony will address the specific allegations at a later date, but we will update you if he does.