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KEEMSTAR responds after being sued for $3.5m by Romeo Lacoste

Published: 15/Mar/2020 12:08 Updated: 15/Mar/2020 12:11

by Connor Bennett

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Popular YouTuber and Drama Alert host Daniel ‘KEEMSTAR’ Keem has revealed that he is being sued for $3.5 million by Romeo Lacoste, for claims he made about the tattoo artist in 2019.

Back in March of 2019, Romeo Lacoste was accused of sending inappropriate messages to underage fans included in which, he detailed explicit sexual acts and alcohol consumption to fans aged 14 & 15. 

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The claims against the then 30-year-old quickly made waves on social media, with Keemstar picking up the story and covering it on his Drama Alert show. Now, Lacoste has sued the YouTuber in federal court due to the claims made against him on the news show.

Keemstar hosts the popular Drama Alert YouTube news show.

After the filing came to light, Keemstar hinted at a response on his Twitter account, even canceling his initial Drama Alert covering the topic on March 13.

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The YouTube star finally gave part of his response during the March 14 episode of Drama Alert, after a number of further social media teases. Keem claimed that if he loses the case, it would “affect all of YouTube and all YouTubers.”

However, the Drama Alert host noted that he couldn’t respond fully without talking to his attorneys and would have to postpone a response until the Monday, March 16 episode of his news show.

Timestamp for mobile viewers of 8:54

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In the legal complaint made from the tattoo artist’s side of the case, it alleges that Keem accused Lacoste of pedophilia in several videos on social media – including two videos in the days after the accusations came to light, as well as one as recent as February 2020.

The more recent claim against a video follows up a Drama Alert that included a recording of Lacoste taking part in “conversations of a sexual nature” with a minor. The tattoo artist contends that he was “falsely told” that she was actually “age of majority” and that she recorded the conversation without consent.

In addition to that, Lacoste’s complaint against Keemstar alleges that the Drama Alert host has subsequently caused him “great economic harm” with a loss of business, clients, and contract opportunities.

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The filing was made in California on March 10, 2020 with the demand for a jury trial. Whether or not it will reach that point remains to be seen.

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Shroud stunned after logging into his old childhood RuneScape account

Published: 13/Oct/2020 23:11

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch icon Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek was shocked after logging into his childhood RuneScape account and discovering that the game was not at all as he remembered it.

The former CSGO pro was taken back upon finding a way to log into his account that he created at the young age of nine or 10, and just how little he had actually accomplished in-game.

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After the Canadian pulled up his inventory for the old account, his eyes wandered from side-to-side and top to bottom before he let out a disgusted groan.

“That’s it?!” he cried, clearly unhappy with his younger self. “That’s all I’m worth? That’s all I managed to achieve at the age of 10?”

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Looking at shroud’s inventory, there’s nothing noteworthy that stands out with most of the available slots not even taken up by items.

“That’s it?” he groaned again before eventually turning to the denial phase of his cycle.

Not before long, shroud wondered why he had so little in his inventory. “I don’t believe this is all I have,” he continued. “There is no way this is all I managed to accumulate when I played that long ago.”

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Eventually, the stunned Grzesiek pulled up his quests to see if he had completed anything cool and much to his chagrin, he didn’t even finish Monkey Madness.

This all said, as it turned out, shroud didn’t really play that much on the account, having a mere 42 days listed in his profile info.

“I was quite literally 10 years old!” he cried after his viewers called him a ‘casual.’ “16 plus years ago is when this thing was made!” he added, noting that the account was older than some of his fans.

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“I was nine or 1o years old,” he continued. “Give me a break, okay?!”

With all of his disappointment, it just goes to show that sometimes we remember games, such as RuneScape, more fondly than they actually deserve to be or think we accomplished way more than we did.

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In any case, shroud still has way more games to play as his casual content pursuit continues.