A Spanish TikTok star has sparked outrage after boasting that he tricked women into having unprotected sex.
Naim Darrechi, who has 26 million followers on the social media platform, told his fans that he found sex difficult with a condom and so he “never used one.”
The 19-year-old added that because his sexual partners had never gotten pregnant he would tell them: “Relax, I’m sterile’. It’s true.”
Darrechi later took to Instagram to apologise and said: “I want to say sorry from my heart, from my conscience.
“At times I don’t realise the responsibility that I have and I get into trouble for my views. I am sorry.”
His initial comments sparked outrage and women and girls across the country took to Twitter to express their anger.
Some pointed to the fact that he could be passing on a sexually transmitted disease while others called him a “disappointment” and “disgusting.”
Irene Montero, the country’s equality minister, said she had asked a prosecutor to find out whether Darrechi had actually deceived these women.
She said in a tweet posted on Monday: “Taking off the condom or ejaculating inside without consent is today sexual abuse.
“Bragging to 26million followers of something like this reflects the urgency of putting consent at the center. We will inform the Prosecutor’s Office,” she added.
If it is found to be true then he could face between one and 12 years in prison if he were convicted of sexual abuse under a new law passed earlier this month.
The bill reclassifies all non-consensual sex as rape.