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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

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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.” 

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Charli & Dixie D’Amelio explain why they “hate” Instagram tea pages

Published: 21/Jan/2021 20:53 Updated: 21/Jan/2021 20:55

by Virginia Glaze

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TikTok stars Charli and Dixie D’Amelio are not a fan of Instagram “tea” pages, as they revealed during a particularly heated segment of their latest podcast episode.

“Tea pages” are the new tabloids of the social media age. These accounts, most usually found on Instagram and Twitter, aim to update fans of influencers with the latest hot gossip and drama, even to the extent of checking who’s following who online.

While the idea has been around for some time, it seems that these tea pages have become particularly volatile in the past year or so, garnering hundreds of thousands of followers — all while dutifully following spats between the net’s biggest personalities.

However, it seems that quite a few content creators are decidedly not fans of such accounts, with many speaking out against tea pages with allegations of sparking or spreading rumors where there are none.

Charli and Dixie speak out against tea pages.
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Charli and Dixie D’Amelio spoke out against tea pages during a recent episode of their podcast series, ‘2 Chix.’

Dixie and Charli D’Amelio are two such influencers. As two of TikTok’s most famous stars, it makes sense that they’d be a hot topic on tea pages, and they’re getting tired of all the melodrama.

“I hate, hate, hate tea pages,” Dixie said during a January 21 episode of their ‘2 Chix’ podcast. “I will hate them forever. It’s so dumb. …when they post a picture of [Malu Trevejo’s] hair, they know that she’s going to get hate, and that they’re gonna get more comments.”

“They posted something… they were like, ‘We don’t support hate, or being rude to us,’” Charli added. “They were talking about how the hate they get is too much. And it’s like, imagine how the people you post about feel when your entire account is about bashing other people?”

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“I know you want clout, and I know you want attention from it, and want to share — I get it,” Dixie continued. “But post the tea. The whole ‘updates’ thing… you’re basically a bystander and kind of an instigator to hate.”

Many fans have called out such pages as TikTokRoom and TikTokInsiders in wake of this latest episode — but Dixie made it quite clear that TikTokInsiders were not responsible for their ire.

Dixie comments on TikTokInsiders tea page drama

What’s your take on tea pages? Do you think they’re important for staying on top of influencer news, or do you feel that they instigate unnecessary drama? Let us know on Twitter @DexertoTrending!