The 31-year-old was catfished into making an intimate video some years ago
Joel Dommett has opened up about that sex tape.
While in the I’m A Celebrity jungle, the 31-year-old revealed to his campmates that he’d once filmed himself engaging in an intimate act during a Skype conversation.
But unfortunately for Joel, he was actually being catfished – and the footage later ended up on the internet.
Now he’s released a statement about the incident, interestingly written from the perspective of, er, his manhood.
Posted on his Facebook page, it reads: ‘The following is a statement written by Joel’s Penis before it went, with Joel, into the Jungle. His Penis wrote this as damage limitation just in case pictures of it arose in the tabloids and on the internet while Joel was in there and Penis was unable to defend itself.
‘Recently, after being a relative recluse for Joel’s entire life (with the exception of the odd drunken public appearance), after a stupid error on Joel’s part there are now pictures of me, ‘Joel’s part’ on the internet. I was quite happy being a completely unknown penis and this new found fame is frankly horrific for me and Joel, although we have both realised that it’s better to laugh about it than cry about it (Only Joel can Laugh but we can both cry…).
Statement From Joel Dommett’s Penis. The following is a statement written by Joel’s Penis before it went, with Joel, into the Jungle. His Penis wrote…
‘Joel was Catfished a long time ago by somebody pretending to be someone else on the internet and was lured into Skype sex. That Skype sex session turned out to be entirely fake and has come back to bite Joel in the ass (Joel’s Ass is a good friend of mine and also features in the video).
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‘It’s a genuinely horrific thing for another human being to do, to take advantage of what is private of someone’s life and make it public for everyone to see. He obviously chose to go into I’m a Celebrity Get me out of Here and people may argue that you are forfeiting a life of privacy with that choice, which he agrees with to a degree but there is a line.
‘A cruelly obtained video of Joel ‘jerking off’ (you may prefer other terms such as ‘jerking the chain’, ‘strangling the monkey’, ‘washing the carrot’, ‘humiliating the unicorn’ or worst of all ‘masturbating’) in a beanie (seriously who wears a beanie when they ‘polish the bath taps’?! I’m supposed to be the only one who wears a hat during sex. He is a hideous human being and I’m embarrassed to be attached to him.) which he thought was private is crossing that line.
‘This is a new type of crime and it’s not just happening to people of below average levels of fame like Joel [sic].’
Joel’s ‘penis’ signed off by sharing a phone number for the Samaritans, who he urges those struggling with a similar situation to get in contact with.
We think it’s great that Joel’s making the best of an upsetting situation – it certainly can’t be easy for him to make light of it.
Let’s hope his words can help others who’ve had the same experience.