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A Leaked Video Appears To Show A Vine Star Pressuring A 16-Year-Old Girl Into Oral Sex

UPDATE: Carter Reynolds confirmed on Twitter that it is in fact he and ex-girlfriend Maggie Lindemann in the video.

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Carter Reynolds is a 19-year-old Vine star with 4.3 million followers on Vine and 2.9 million followers on Instagram.

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He recently broke up with fellow social media star Maggie Lindemann, a 16-year-old from Texas with 924,000 followers on Instagram. Lindemann posted that she broke up with Reynolds because he "makes me feel like shit."

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In the video, a male voice from behind the camera repeats, "Do it," as he pulls out his penis. The young woman in the video, thought by fans to be Lindemann, then says that she's uncomfortable.

The young woman: This makes me so uncomfortable.

Person holding the camera: Do it.

The young woman: I'm really uncomfortable.

Person holding the camera: Stop, stop. Just act like [the camera isn't] there.

The young woman: Carter, that's a giant lie.

Person holding the camera: [laughs] Want me to shut the light off?

The young woman: I don't think I can.

Person holding the camera: Want me to shut the light off?

The young woman: I don't think I can.

Person holding the camera: Oh my gosh, Maggie, oh my gosh.

Reynolds didn't address the controversy directly at first, but posted a series of tweets that many believe refer to the leaked video.

people who assume without asking < people who are slow at texting < people who get mad easily <

I'm going to explain everything but I want to talk to everyone involved first.I want to make sure u know the full story about what happened.

my twitter account has been hacked so sorry for any random tweets that are posted. we're working with twitter

I've been thinking about what to say all day, and I finally figured out the right words to say it.

Reynolds said that he was advised not to address certain subjects until Tuesday.

Every single inch of me wants to post it right now, but I've been told I need to wait until tomorrow for one reason or another.

I know... I told you I would post something today, but I need to follow advisement. I really can't post it today. I hope you understand.

I love you guys and hate letting you down or disappointing you. I PROMISE that I will post it tomorrow whether I'm told I should or not.

I want to address it and let you guys hear what I have to say ASAP.

you all probably hate me... I really wanted to post it today, but I can't....I'm sorry... I'll answer questions tomorrow after I post it.

Lindemann hasn't directly addressed the possible leak either, only tweeting once on Monday.

Reynolds has collaborated with other controversial Vine celebrities. He has filmed videos with Curtis Lepore, who pleaded guilty to felony assault after his then-girlfriend Jessi "Smiles" Vasquez accused him of raping her in 2014.

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Reynolds has also worked with Nash Grier, who became the center of outrage last summer over a video of him saying that only gay people can get HIV.

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It's also unclear if the leaked video depicts a crime. The age of consent in Texas is 17, with a minimum age of consent of 14 in a relationship where the other partner is also under 17.

Reynolds tweeted that a statement would be released later in the day on Tueday.

I will have a statement out later today apologizing and explaining this whole situation... stay tuned

Reynolds released his statement on Twitter, explaining that the video was leaked as result of something hacking into his iCloud account. He wrote that it was a private moment while he and Lindemann were dating and that they moved on from it afterwards.

shoutout to the people who are so understanding and are not making false accusations and blowing things way out of proportion

According to her YouTube, Maggie Lindemann is 16. An earlier version of this post stated that she was 17.

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Ryan Broderick is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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