Sienna Mae Gomez is clapping back at those who tried to ‘cancel’ her.
The 18-year-old TikTok star has returned to social media with a new YouTube video after she was accused by former friend Jack Wright of sexual assault earlier this year.
The minute-long video, titled ‘i hope they cancel me’, shows Sienna lip-syncing on a beach to Dominic Fike‘s song ‘Cancel Me‘. “This video is brought to you by cancel culture,” appears on screen as the video opens.
What are the allegations against Sienna Mae Gomez?
Allegations were brought against the young star on May 30th, 2021, when Mason Rizzo posted a note to Twitter alleging claims of verbal and sexual assault against “one of his best friends since kindergarten.” Though he kept the note anonymous, TikTokker Jack Wright retweeted the post. Fans were soon speculating that the note was referring to Sienna and Jack.
“I struggle with seeing a girl getting praised after telling my best friend to kill himself and sexually assaulting him numerous times after he set boundaries and then repeatedly wonder why ‘he doesn’t like you back’,” Mason wrote on Twitter. “She also has a history of verbally abusing people in high school and in LA. She prioritizes the growth of her platform rather than the positive message she represents herself as followers should not be an excuse to get away with abusive behavior. You guys all deserve to know the truth about her.”
James Wright, Jack’s twin, later came to his brother’s defense on social media, claiming he couldn’t sit back and watch Jack get painted as the “bad guy.” The Wright brothers also posted cryptic TikTok videos alluding to Sienna’s problematic behaviour.
Sienna took some time off social media following the allegations, returning months later with a video stating the claims against her were “unequivocally false”. James responded to the video via Instagram story, calling for Sienna to “get help”.
Despite her best efforts to deny the accusations, the controversy around Sienna intensified when TikTokker Lachlan Hannemann posted a video showing evidence of her sexual misconduct. Initially posted on June 3rd, the now-deleted video shows Jack passed out on a couch with Sienna kissing and touching him. Sienna posted a second video addressing the clip, saying it was “normal” for her and Jack to kiss one another and insisting that he was not unconscious when the video was recorded.
During this time, both Jack and Sienna were filming for Netflix’s reality show about The Hype House. The series aired earlier this month, but both teens were noticeably cut from the show.
Jack Wright makes video accusing Sienna Mae Gomez of sexual assault
Shortly after Sienna’s 18th birthday, Jack released an emotional video in January 2022 alleging that Sienna had repeatedly sexually assaulted him over the course of their friendship. He claims that Sienna would always apologise after, saying it would never happen again and that she would be seeking therapy. He says Sienna took advantage of him while he was vulnerable— like when he had been drinking— because she knew his boundaries.
Jack also alleges that Sienna would constantly break into his house while he was sleeping, and he would wake up with her lying beside him with her hands down his pants.
Sienna took another social media hiatus following Jack’s video.
Sienna Mae Gomez responds to Jack Wright’s allegations on BFFs Podcast
One month later, Sienna appeared on the BFFs Podcast with Dave Portnoy and Josh Richards in an attempt to clear her name.
Throughout the podcast, Sienna and her legal team denied accusations of sexual and verbal abuse, spoke to the illegitimacy of the video posted by Lachlan, and confirmed that there is no legal action being taken against her by Jack’s camp.
In reference to the pair’s relationship, Sienna said, “I really, really love [Jack]. I’ve been in two previous long term relationships and I was like ‘I’m going to get married to this guy. This is the one’. I was so stoked on it. He was loving making the content because of the views that it would get…we both saw that as a business transaction, but for me, personally, I was super into it and he knew that I was…I think he also knew that he, wasn’t. And that’s where things got messy.”
Of the original video and tweet, Sienna explained that she reached out to the person who posted it and asked, “You know that’s not true, why are you talking about that on his behalf?” Throughout the episode, she said stories have been taken out of context and that she had not heard from Jack or any of friends involved since the allegations broke.
The response to Sienna’s return to social media has been mixed. While many fans have flocked to her comment section in the excitement that she’s back, others feel that the creator’s new video is making a mockery of the serious allegations brought against her.
Regardless of public opinion, it seems Sienna is standing firm in denying that she violated Jack Wright.