Footage of FaZe Banks’ $30,000 trashed Vegas hotel room released - Dexerto

Footage of FaZe Banks’ $30,000 trashed Vegas hotel room released

Published: 31/Oct/2019 15:45 Updated: 31/Oct/2019 16:42

by David Purcell


FaZe Clan’s Ricky Banks has been accused of trashing a hotel room in Las Vegas and footage from the scene has been revealed, showing the extent of the damage caused.

A report from TMZ stating that the co-owner of one of the world’s most well established esports organizations was being investigated for around $30,000 worth of damage surfaced on October 30. 

Staff from the luxury Encore At Wynn Las Vegas hotel were forced to call authorities on October 14, after finding the room in a bad state – with holes in the wall, soil all over the floor and furniture smashed up.

FaZe Banks, InstagramA representative of Banks has confirmed that a resolution is being worked on.

However, since that initial article, TMZ have gathered video footage from the scene itself, showing the extent of the damage. 

Huge cracks in the windows, smashed televisions and even broken tables can be seen in the video, posted to Josh Pescatore’s official Twitter account, a reporter who has worked for Drama Alert in the past. 

The room had previously been described as a “disaster zone” and that assessment doesn’t look far wrong, based on the new evidence. 

Viewers may notice that FaZe Banks is talking in the background of the video. TMZ reports that the YouTuber was “casually” laying there as hotel officials checked the state of the room. 

As noted in our previous report, Banks is being investigated for a charge that can carry around five years in prison once sentenced, a felony called malicious destruction of property. 

However, it is understood that hotels are often prepared to drop charges should the full amount covering the damage is paid for. 

This is a case that is reportedly typical in Las Vegas and a representative of the accused has already confirmed work is being done to resolve the issue. A rep told TMZ: “FaZe Clan and Encore are working together to resolve this matter.” 


TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing


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
Instagram: Lexi Rivera
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.