FaZe Banks reveals the consequences of $30k Vegas hotel trashing - Dexerto
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FaZe Banks reveals the consequences of $30k Vegas hotel trashing

Published: 13/Nov/2019 0:41 Updated: 13/Nov/2019 0:43

by Virginia Glaze

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FaZe co-founder Ricky Banks made front-page news after trashing an expensive Las Vegas hotel room, resulting in an estimated $30,000 in damages – and the star is finally speaking out about the incident.

According to reports from TMZ, the star and his squad had turned a suite at the Encore At Wynn Las Vegas into a “disaster zone,” resulting in broken furniture, holes in the walls, and soil from plants scattered across the floor.

A subsequent video of the damage proves this report true, showcasing a mass of debris strewn throughout the room – an offense that could have cost Banks up to five years in prison.

However, it doesn’t look like this is a punishment the FaZe mogul will receive, as he admitted during an episode of Adam22’s “No Jumper” podcast in November.

According to Banks, he wasn’t met with jail time, but rather a lifetime ban from the establishment – and a hefty fine.

“It’s been resolved with the hotel and casino,” he revealed. “I’m eighty-sixed for life. I’m banned forever. …which is completely fine. Honestly, it sucks, because it really is like the best [hotel] in Vegas. …it cost a lot of f***ing money. I’m not gonna talk about how much money it cost.”

FaZe Banks revealed the long-awaited consequences of his hotel room bash.

In fact, the social media star revealed that he doesn’t even know the total amount of the fine, calling the incident “scary.”

“We’ve got people,” he continued. “We’ve been talking from the beginning.”

In spite of the serious consequences of going “full send,” he revealed a humorous plan he’d cooked up in order to avoid potential punishment, explaining that he’d tried to get his friends to beat him up and bounce to try and stage a mock crime.

Unfortunately for Banks, this plan wasn’t agreed upon – but even though he managed to avoid jail time, he claims that it isn’t a case of celebrities getting special treatment, referring to pro Fortnite player FaZe Jarvis’s permaban from the game.

“In his case, being famous and being a f***king figure, like, f***s him,” he explained. “…He can’t make content.”

It seems that FaZe Clan has taken a slew of hard knocks lately – but that isn’t going to bring down esports’ biggest organization any time soon.

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TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing

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Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

Lexi Rivera Ben Azelart break up
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Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.