During Tuesday’s two Frenemies podcast response to the David Dobrik apology, Trisha Paytas let it slip that her ex-boyfriend, and close associate of David, Jason Nash has been trying to get in touch with her. The live chat asked Trisha to elaborate, so she obliged. Trisha says Jason, who has not spoken to her in years, tried to call her multiple times. When she did not pick up, he sent her text messages and Instagram DMS, which she did not respond to either, but shared on the podcast.
A bombshell article published March 16 by Business Insider makes some serious allegations against David Dobrik-led Vlog Squad member Dominykas Zeglaitis, aka Durte Dom, and exposes the dark side of the highly popular and, seemingly, fun-fueled group of creators.
The past few weeks have ushered in the fast rise and even more breakneck fall of a previously little-known Tennessee commune, or intentional community, called The Garden when a couple of its members started producing compelling TikToks and inviting anyone and everyone to come visit them. The fact that they published their address on their TikToks and marketed The Garden as a kind of utopia raised red flags for many people as communities like this usually have a vetting process and don’t so blatantly market themselves. This led viewers to investigate The Garden, and the people currently living there, further, and to speculate even harder. Is The Garden a cult or just a bunch of people trying to live sustainably and save the Earth?
Seth Francois is the latest former David Dobrik friend and Vlog Squad member to speak out about mistreatment during his time with the popular group. Seth has previously apologized and spoken out about his involvement in racist jokes and is now opening up about what he describes as “sexual assault,” when he was pranked into making out with Jason Nash without his consent.
Most “scams” social media influencers are associated with involve faulty or potentially dangerous weight loss products, MLM schemes, products that are of a poorer quality than advertised, etc. These are not harmless, but they are far less severe than outright swindling money directly from followers’ bank accounts using bad checks. This is the type of scam that 22-year-old Instagram and YouTube influencer Kayla Massa pulled on her followers. She managed to get 45 of her followers to trust her enough to gain access to their bank accounts with the promise of bringing them riches. The only people Kayla was interested in enriching were herself and her accomplices. She was able to glean $1.5 million from her scheme before getting arrested this February.
Marina Balmasheva, a Russian 35-year-old influencer, has shocked the world with news that she’s in a relationship with, and plans to marry her stepson after raising him when he was a young boy. She’s shared multiple photos of herself with her stepson, but the boldest was a side-by-side of herself with Vladimir when he was only 7-years-old, next to a photo of them now, as a romantic couple.
In the blink of an eye, everything can change. On May 9, 2020 YouTuber Corey La Barrie posted a video titled “Deleting This Video in 24 Hours . . .” advertising a Twitch stream the next day to celebrate his 25th birthday. “We might get a little bit drunk,” he says before fading out the shot with his palm. The Twitch birthday celebration went as planned at 1 p.m., but unfortunately Corey passed away in a car crash before his birthday was over. His friend Daniel Silva, who appeared on the 10th season of Ink Master, was driving the car. He was charged with murder yesterday while still in the hospital recovering from his injuries.
The latest young woman to come forward with a story about former Blood on the Dance Floor frontman Dahvie Vanity is a 19-year-old woman named “Winter.” She shared her story with YouTuber Pastel Belle in a very emotional interview. She was sexually assaulted by Dahvie Vanity starting when she was 15-years-old up until her 18th birthday last year. She actually spent her 18th birthday with Dahvie during in a vacation-turned-nightmare.