Details of how Olivia Dunne reveals police got involved with ‘concerning’ social media incident with fan

Details of how Olivia Dunne reveals police got involved with ‘concerning’ social media incident with fan

During an interview on “The Today Show” on Friday, the 20-year-old LSU gymnast expressed concern about some people who contact her on social media, and she said the school reported an incident last year to police.

Olivia Dunne did not provide any additional information about the incident. The social media influencer has nearly 10 million followers on Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok and earns seven figures in brand deals and NIL.

Details of how Olivia Dunne reveals police got involved with ‘concerning’ social media incident with fan
Olivia Dunne on “The Today Show”

For those who may suggest that her content — which includes gymnastics photos, dance videos and bikini snaps — is to blame, Dunne said: “As a woman, you are not responsible for how a man looks at you and objectifies you. That’s not a woman’s responsibility.”

Dunne told “Today” that her massive social media following has generated threatening comments.

“There are some people, occasionally that do reach out and it is a bit concerning,” Dunne said.

Details of how Olivia Dunne reveals police got involved with ‘concerning’ social media incident with fan
Olivia Dunne takes selfie with Utah fans

The New Jersey native, who is a junior on a four-year athletic scholarship at LSU, made headlines earlier this month when a massive crowd of screaming male fans showed up at the Tigers’ season opener against Utah in Salt Lake City.

Olivia Dunne

“In the past, I’ve had some of my supporters come out to the meets to watch and cheer for LSU, but that was insane. “It really was,” Dunne said from the Tigers’ training facility, where the gymnast was wearing a walking boot. She’s been out with an injury to start the season.

The scene outside the Jon M. Huntsman Center Salt Lake City was “so scary and disturbing,” said former Olympic gymnast Samantha Peszek, who posted a video of Dunne’s fans chanting her name.

A line of teenage boys formed to inquire about Dunne’s whereabouts, with some holding signs requesting photos and social media followers from the gymnast.

The increased fan interest prompted a police presence at the gymnastics meet, prompting LSU to implement new security measures.

“They gave us some new rules for us athletes just to keep us safe, to not go into the stands after meets, and we have a new security person that travels with us,” Dunne said.

Following the LSU-Utah meet, Dunne addressed the behavior from fans in a tweet asking supporters to “be respectful of the other gymnasts and the gymnastics community.”

Details of how Olivia Dunne reveals police got involved with ‘concerning’ social media incident with fan

Dunne said she is “very grateful” to be making seven figures as a college student. In October, she topped the On3 Sports list of female NIL moneymakers, which estimated her value at $2.3 million.

Dunne signed with WME Sports in August 2021 for representation and has endorsement deals with a variety of brands, including Vuori clothing, College GameDay, GrubHub, Madden/EA Sports, and American Eagle.

source:nsemwokrom.com

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