Deleted 2014 video shows Logan Paul and Sam Pepper lassooing women – before Pepper was accused of rape
A deleted video has surfaced of YouTubers Logan Paul and Sam Pepper lassoing women as a joke, filmed shortly before Peppers faced multiple rape charges.
The video, from 2014, was released on the eve of Paul’s boxing match against Floyd Mayweather.
The 26-year-old from Ohio, who has only fought in one professional fight, will take on the former five-division champion in Florida on Sunday night.
Mayweather, 44, nicknamed “Money,” has said he estimates he could make $100 million from the fight — his first since December 2019. He retired for the third time in 2017.
Paul and Pepper say in the June 22, 2014 clip that they are testing a new technique for picking up women.
In the 2014 clip, which has since been deleted, Logan Paul and Sam Pepper, both YouTube stars, tried to lasso women as a fetch technique. Later that year, Pepper would be accused of rape by several women
Pepper is seen wrestling a woman with his lasso. Her boyfriend, standing behind it in a white t-shirt, is unimpressed
Pepper (right), now 32, and Paul, now 26, posted the video to YouTube as a joke. It was removed, but was discovered by MeTubeDoc, which aims to expose sexually inappropriate behavior on YouTube
Pepper, a 32-year-old British YouTuber, was a huge social media star at the time. His YouTube channel had over 55 million video views – he hasn’t updated it since March 2017.
The two men, both in cowboy hats, Paul in a star and striped vest, roam the streets of Santa Monica, California.
“Today we’re picking up women,” Pepper says. ‘Let’s go!’
Paul tells a woman she can’t be freed from his lasso until she kisses him for a few seconds, which she does.
Another woman is lassoed as she passes by on a Segway-type scooter.
“I was wondering if you could put your number in my phone?” he asks.
Pepper has less success, with a male friend of a woman confronting him and pushing him away.
“Chill, chill – she’s mine now, I caught her,” Pepper says. “This is how it works.”
The male friend replies, “What the f***, dude?”
Logan Paul was pictured Saturday at the weigh-in for his exhibition game against Floyd Mayweather at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.
Paul and Mayweath face off ahead of Sunday’s fight
The clip was unearthed by MeTubeDoc, which aims to expose sexually inappropriate behavior on the platform.
In October 2014, Pepper was allegedly accused of assault and rape by multiple women.
He had angered many with another prank video, this time groping and pinching women in the street.
Pepper said the video was a “social experiment” to highlight male victims of sexual assault and that the women participated in the stunt.
Since Pepper posted that video, several women have come forward with stories of being inappropriately touched or harassed by Pepper.
Bryony Harris, 19, told BuzzFeed News that Pepper requested nude photos of her in 2011 when he was 22 and she 15. A woman from Toronto told BuzzFeed News that Pepper raped her in April 2013.
A 19-year-old woman in a video posted online accused Pepper of raping her in a Los Angeles apartment early in the morning of July 17, 2014.
Three months later, an 18-year-old went to the Los Angeles Police Department to accuse Peppers of rape.
She said she met Pepper at a party on the night of September 5, 2014, and that he raped her at his home.
Pepper has denied all rape allegations and no charges have been filed.
He has apologized for some of his prank videos.