More and more women have been documenting the men who harass, catcall, and generally make them feel unsafe and sharing the videos on TikTok.
TikToker @loreborre1 is an influencer with over 43,000 followers, but that did not stop a man from following her around Huntington Beach while she kept the camera rolling.
She repeatedly demands that the man, who accuses her of being a prostitute and of having men rape her throughout her life, leave her alone.
The stalker continues walking after the TikToker, demanding that she “just talk to me for two minutes and I’ll leave you alone.”
“Why do you dress like this,” he asked. “Are you a prostitute? I’m serious.”
Not that it matters, but @loreboree1 was wearing a t-shirt and jeans.
“Sir, please leave me alone!” she demanded.
It went ignored.
@Loreboree1 uploaded a second video in which she tells the man firmly to “stop stalking me.”
“I can’t live here anymore because you stalk me,” she tells him.
A text overlay explains that he has been following her for “four years”, indicating that this is not something new to the TikToker. Another overlay was more positive — she shared that a couple helped escort her to her car.
“This is not OK,” she says. “I hope we spread awareness.”
She told viewers that she did contact the police and is in the process of getting a restraining order. The video currently has 2.8 million views and the second TikTok has 1.5 million.
Commenters were aghast. “Did he really just say on camera ‘that’s OK, I don’t care what you want’ after you said leave me alone?” said one person. “This is why most of us never feel safe.”
In a third video, she explains that she bumped into him at a Starbucks, recognized him, and asked the Starbucks barista to call a different name to try to throw him off.
She thought she was in the clear, but he wound up walking behind her. Thanks to TikTok, she said, the police took her seriously this time.