NTA host Joel Dommett’s horror catfish scandal and ‘message from penis’ response

NTA host Joel Dommett’s horror catfish scandal and ‘message from penis’ response
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    Joel Dommett found himself victim of a catfish scam which saw an explicit video of him released to the world back in 2013.

    The hilarious comedian, who was back to host the National Television Awards on Tuesday night (September 5), will never forget the saucy scandal.

    Joel, who was in his 20s at the time the clip was made, believed he was having Skype sex with someone called Staci Taylor and was secretly filmed performing a solo sex act in his home.

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    The comedian was mortified a few years later when the video was splashed across the net, around one week before his I'm a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! stint in 2016.

    Since the clip went viral, Joel has always spoken openly about what happened to him.

    Speaking to The Sun in 2016, the star revealed the entire encounter started when an attractive woman followed him on Twitter and started messaging him.

    The person behind the screen then invited Joel to have Skype sex, to which he agreed.

    "Staci" explained to Joel that her microphone was broken which meant they wouldn't be able to speak but only see each during the call.

    After the Skype sex, the presenter explained that the woman ghosted him and he later forgot about the incident.

    However, just a few years later, Joel was stunned when he received a message from a Twitter account called CelebrityBusted which claimed that they had naked footage of him.

    The account had a biography that said: "If we follow you, we have naked pictures of you. Follow us and DM us to stop us from releasing them."

    Recalling the time he saw the message, he told The Sun: "At first I thought, 'What? Why would anyone have naked pictures of me?'

    "And then I thought, 'No, Staci, no!', and then, 'No, I’m so stupid' – and finally I realised it was obviously a fake person."

    After Joel refused to pay the money that had been requested, the footage was leaked.

    Before heading into the jungle, a statement was released from "Joel Dommett's Penis" on Facebook which detailed the "horrific" ordeal.

    The Masked Dancer host started the lengthy post by saying: "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 [the jungle] and Penis was unable to defend itself."

    After explaining what happened, he added: "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.

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    "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’ which he thought was private is crossing that line."

    The Skins actor went on to list a number for the Samaritans which people could contact if the same thing happened to them.

    Joel revealed that after his ordeal, he decided to try and find the woman who's picture was used to catfish him.

    He eventually found her Instagram account, which belonged to a Russian stylist called Natalia Noir, and messaged her to warn her that her pictures were being used.

    The pair soon got chatting and ended up dating for around three to four months before Natalia went back to Russia, leading Joel to admit that they ended up having Skype sex in real life.

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