Singer-actor Nick Jonas was groped by a fan during ‘Happiness Begins’ Concert in Los Angeles earlier this week. A video has been shared online which shows the Jonas Brothers performing on the stage, as a fan inappropriately touches Nick from behind. The security guards can be seen stopping her, but she continues to run her hand through his legs. At one point, the singer even turns around and swats the fan’s hands away.
Watch the video below:
WTFðŸ˜ ðŸ¤¬ this is very disrespectful!! pic.twitter.com/he2KGmm2qS— Nick Jonas FAN ðŸÂÂÂÂðŸ†’ (@NickJDaily) October 22, 2019
Several people have condemned the behaviour, identifying it as sexual assault. ''That IS sexual assault. She went and touched him without his consent in a place that’s not hers to touch and it makes me so f*cking sick,” one person wrote on Twitter. ''This person is literally assaulting Nick right on stage. This is so disgusting!!! They should’ve thrown her out and banned her from future events,'' wrote another.
Check out the Twitter reactions below:
WTFðŸ˜ ðŸ¤¬ this is very disrespectful!! pic.twitter.com/he2KGmm2qS— Nick Jonas FAN ðŸÂÂðŸ†’ (@NickJDaily) October 22, 2019
They need to stop touching him PERIOD!— Shannon Werle (@Cloudyjo7) October 22, 2019
nick jonas is going to turn the barricade into an electric fence thanks to y’all— janie (@FlERCESUCKER) October 23, 2019
Dear @nickjonas on behalf of the rest of the fandom I really want to apologize for what happened at the Hollywood Bowl. No one should be touched like that without consent, by a stranger. I hope the rest of us can make it up to you by showing what respect is. #happinessbeginstour— Solange (@xdieudonnee) October 23, 2019
The singer has not yet reacted on the incident. However, he has thanked his fro coming to the concert. While sharing pictures, Nick Jonas wrote on Instagram, ''Hollywood Bowl night 2. Thank you to every single one of you who made these two sold out nights so incredible. I am so grateful.''
Priyanka recently spoke about the #MeToo Movement at an event and said, ''Sexual harassment had become a norm with women,” she said, adding, “Now because of the support we are giving each other, people don’t have the power to shut us down. And that’s an incredibly powerful thing to see. Now if I have a story I don’t feel I am alone anymore – and I am not ashamed of it.''