Cole Carrigan hits back at Ace Family's Austin McBroom over rape allegation - Dexerto

Cole Carrigan hits back at Ace Family’s Austin McBroom over rape allegation

Published: 19/Oct/2019 16:36 Updated: 19/Oct/2019 18:19

by Calum Patterson


Beauty YouTuber Cole Carrigan has responded after Ace Family’s Austin McBroom alleged extortion, following rape allegations made in Carrigan’s October 14 video.

In a video that has accrued over 8.4 million views in four days, Carrigan claimed that McBroom, best known from the Ace Family YouTube channel, had raped a friend of his, as well as a second unidentified woman.

He also showed messages between himself and drama YouTuber Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR‘ Keem, in which Keem suggested he had been paid $500,000 not to cover the rape allegations, but has since claimed this was sarcasm. 

Cole Carrigan, InstagramCole Carrigan is a popular beauty YouTuber, with over 200,000 subscribers.

In response, McBroom revealed that he had hired a senior prosecutor to pursue charges of extortion against Carrigan. He also shared a screenshot which allegedly showed Carrigan claiming that he aimed to ‘scare the Ace Family’ into paying him $100,000 to not publicize the accusations.

Initially, the beauty YouTuber did not respond publicly, but on October 16, stating “I’m not getting sued for “extortion” but Austin McBroom and his team will be arrested for sexual assault.”

He continued, “my intentions were wrong in the beginning but I realized what was more important and THAT is why my video was uploaded with factual evidence. No amount of (money) was EVER involved.”

In a follow-up tweet, he suggests that McBroom is claiming to be a victim of extortion because “he’s scared.”

“If Austin was really a “victim” of “extortion” why post 3 different statements about how you’re getting your lawyers involved?” Carrigan asked. “If you were really a victim there would be no case to fight?”

Since McBroom’s statement on October 15, outlining his intention to take legal action, he hasn’t spoken on the allegations on Twitter, but did address them briefly in the Ace Family’s October 16 vlog.

Wife Catherine Paiz explains, “It’s been a rough past couple of days, but we’ve been getting through it, and I just want to say thank you to everyone who has been there for us. We just want to go back to doing what we love to do.”

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KEEMSTAR has also weighed in on the issue frequently, due to his own involvement in covering the case, labeling Carrigan a “clown”.

Keem also pointed out that Carrigan may be confused about the extortion allegation, because he says he is not being “sued for extortion”, but extortion is a criminal action, not civil.


Tyler1 amazes Smash Ultimate pros after battling MkLeo on Twitch

Published: 28/Nov/2020 1:38

by Andrew Amos


Tyler ‘Tyler1’ Steinkamp faced off against the number one Smash Ultimate player, Leonardo ‘MkLeo’ López Pérez, in what was meant to be a fun T1 crossover. Instead, the League challenger got to work, trash talking and smashing about the best in the world.

Tyler1 doesn’t do anything by halves. He’s loud, and has the personality to match. He revs up his Twitch stream to hundreds of thousands of adoring fans daily, who are there not for the gameplay, but for the Tyler1 ride.

Those who caught the streamer’s November 27 cast were certainly in for a ride. The League of Legends star collided with Smash Ultimate’s biggest name, MkLeo.

It makes sense a crossover between the two was inevitable ⁠— with both being part of prestigious organization T1 ⁠— but the action exceeded everyone’s expectations. Of course, Tyler1 got trounced by MkLeo. However, that doesn’t mean he wasn’t able to get a stock or two, and the League streamer let the Smash pro know about it.

“Leo, I don’t think you’re that good dude. How bad are Smash players if I almost f**king beat you,” Tyler1 said, while struggling to get more than half a stock on average every game.

MkLeo didn’t take it lying down though. “You’re so bad that you’re really good at the same time,” he hit back with.

Tyler1 kept frying the big fish though. Next on his stop of trash talk was Leffen. “Leffen is a scrawny p*ssy a** b*tch. Kid sucks at f**king Smash. Rages at a children’s game, f**king loser,” he said, which had MkLeo in stitches. He had enough slaptalk for Samsora and other pros too.

Fans were also treated to some iconic Tyler1 reactions, and there was none bigger than the streamer’s bewilderment at Arsene, Joker’s Persona. “What the hell is that? Did you just enter a cheat code, bud? Are you cheating?”

After it was all said and done though, the crossover did what it intended to do. It united the League of Legends and Smash communities, and entertained everyone in the crossover that no one really wanted, but they definitely enjoyed.

“Playing and chilling with [Tyler1] really made me realize what it is to be a streamer and a gamer. Loved his personality and him as a person, looking forward to more collaborations like these,” MkLeo said on Twitter.

“T1 playing smash with Leo was actually so godlike. Makes me actually want to play league more and see if I can get to further than Masters,” Samsora also added on Twitter.

Tyler1 kept his side of the story nice and quaint though: “It was pretty fun.”