Mads Lewis has spoken out against Tayler Holder.
In a new episode of the BFFs Podcast, Mads addressed rumours that Tayler, a TikTok star and musical artist, allegedly sexually assaulted multiple victims.
While discussing her rocky friendship with influencer Charly Jordan— Tayler’s on-again-off-again girlfriend— Mads said she doesn’t understand how Charly could potentially get back together with Tayler after “everything that’s happened in the last few years”.
“If I’m saying something on social media, […] I’m telling the truth,” Mads said about the rumours.
“So you’re saying all the Tayler stuff is true?” asked co-host Dave Portnoy.
“Absolutely,” Mads replied.
She went on to say that she “didn’t get a cease-and-desist” because “you cannot email or text the victim a cease-and-desist. You’re not allowed to do that.”
Many fans believe this statement possibly implied that Mads is an alleged victim of Tayler’s herself.
Tayler has been embroiled in controversy since February 2022 when fans noticed that the 25-year-old had been unfollowed by major influencers including Charly Jordan, Bryce Hall, Loren Gray, and Daisy Keech. He was also reportedly unfollowed by some people on his professional team.
While no one directly addressed the situation at the time, some of Tayler’s former friends began posting cryptic Instagram stories, leading people to believe it involved allegations of sexual misconduct.
Following an appearance that Tayler made on the BFFs Podcast to address the issue (during which he did not provide any reasoning behind his friends unfollowing him, nor did he make the situation any clearer), KEEMSTAR of YouTube’s Drama Alert tweeted that a “trusted source” confirmed Tayler will be facing “serious allegations from multiple alleged victims”.
He added that Tayler reportedly sent “50 cease-and-desist letters to various influencers in LA”.
In late April, Tayler penned an open letter published for E! News to address the allegations. “Other unfortunate situations that came into play that led to a series of fabricated rumors,” he wrote.
At the time, some influencers took to the comment section of the E! News Instagram post to share their skepticism.
Aisha Mian wrote, “Lol. A joke.” Markell Washington, the best friend of TikTok royalty Noah Beck, responded to Aisha’s comment, writing, “Literally I didn’t know it was comedy hour but let me hush because I can’t afford a lawyer”.
In response to the comment implying that no allegations had surfaced because Tayler sent everyone cease and desist letters, Aisha wrote, “Yup”.
In July 2022, fellow TikTok star Bryce Hall took to Twitter to call out his former friend over these allegations after he heard that Tayler was interested in taking him on in a boxing match.
“Hey @TaylorHoldsballs I heard you were reaching out for a boxing match,” Bryce tweeted, sarcastically. Tayler’s actual Twitter handle is @TaylerHolder.
“I’m down under a few conditions: – Whoever sells more tickets gets all the $$$ – You make a public statement to why you sent all your friends cease and desist letters – You respond to the SA allegations :).”
Shortly after the initial rumours started, Bryce confirmed that had he received a cease-and-desist from Tayler in a vlog posted to his YouTube channel. “He sent me a cease-and-desist and I’ll tell you right now, no body’s talking about you, bro,” he said. “I have never personally went out of my way to talk shit about like, Tayler behind his back. If anything, I would say it to his face.”
Bryce went on to say that the cease-and-desist told him to “stop talking about Tayler behind his back” regarding “certain actions”.
Tayler has since responded to Mads’ claims in a YouTube video, here.