With high-profile attorney Gloria Allred at her side, 14-year-old model Molly O’Malia issued a statement about Tyga at a press conference Monday. The rapper was first accused of texting and flirting with the underage girl by OK! magazine, which claimed that Tyga tried to cheat on his girlfriend, “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star Kylie Jenner. It also published screen shots of their conversation.
Some fans even accused Molly of wanting to break up the couple, but the model maintained during her press conference Monday it was Tyga who messaged her first. She said the only reason she entertained a conversation with the rapper was that she assumed he was interested in her music career.
When Molly realized he wasn’t going to inquire about her aspirations to be a singer, she grew wary. When Tyga asked to have a video chat with her, Molly declined. She ended communications with the rapper when he proposed to a video chat for the third time.
She also made a point to criticize OK! magazine, which did not try to hide her identity. She blasted the publication for not contacting her or her mother before it ran the story.
TMZ obtained video of the press conference. Molly’s full statement, as it appears in the TMZ video, has been shared below:
“I’m very upset that a story about Tyga, Kylie Jenner and me is published in OK! magazine and I want people to know the truth. 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. I thought it could 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 it up in his next message to me. However, he didn’t mention it in the next message. I began to feel uncomfortable when he asked me to FaceTime with him. He asked me to FaceTime three times, but I didn’t do it. Because of my discomfort with why he wanted to communicate with me I quickly stopped responding.
“I never sent the communications between Tyga and me to OK! magazine. I don’t know how they obtained them. I would never have allowed OK! magazine or any other magazine to use them. It is also upsetting to me that OK! magazine never even contacted my mom to check the facts to see if what they were publishing was true.
“I’m speaking out today because I don’t want what happened to me happen to any other young girl.”
Neither Jenner, 18, nor Tyga, 26, has commented on Molly’s press conference. According to the cover story about the “cheating scandal” by OK!, Jenner “found all these messages on his phone” and said he “made her sick,” according to a source.
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