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Mini Ladd defends himself as new allegations mount against him

Published: 8/Sep/2020 17:53

by Jacob Hale

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YouTuber Craig ‘Mini Ladd’ Thompson has released a new video, defending himself against new allegations that have mounted against him.

In June 2020, the Irish YouTube star was forced to publicly apologize after a number of young fans stepped forward to detail the “unacceptable” messages he had sent them, taking “full responsibility” for his inappropriate behavior.

After several weeks of minimal interaction online, with only one or two tweets and updates here and there, Thompson has released a video “clearing the air” on the issue — and addressing new allegations that have been made against him.

On August 29, a Twitter user going by the name of Miles published a thread of tweets detailing her experience as a 13-year-old girl at Camp17, a ‘gamer camp’ set up by Thompson and other creators. In the thread, she says he would, among other things, “take advantage of the girls at the camp,” calling them cute or pretty and sitting “uncomfortably close” to them.

Several days later, Mini Ladd has now posted a response addressing the accusation after the thread picked up steam, denying the allegations.

In the video, Craig addresses the accusations point-by-point. Starting with the photo of himself and the two other YouTubers holding the girl up, she claims that he asked to lift her, but he says the exact opposite: she asked them to lift her.

He also adds that “at no point were any of us unmonitored,” and accusations that he called them cute or pretty are “completely fabricated and untrue.”

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At the end of the video, Thompson says that “I wanted to address the new stuff coming out and stick up for myself by telling the truth,” a definitive statement on where he stands on the matter.

He also takes the opportunity to make a promise to his fans: “I will be better” he says. “I will continue to use my platform for good. I want this channel to be somewhere that people can come in and feel welcomed and leave with a smile on their face. That’s all that I want.”

Mini Ladd currently has 5.58m subscribers on YouTube at the time of writing; down around 160,000 from when the accusations were first made against him back in June.

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Bradley Martyn claims he’s being charged by California for opening gym

Published: 23/Oct/2020 12:13

by Daniel Cleary

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Fitness YouTuber Bradley Martyn has revealed that he is seemingly being charged with a misdemeanor by the State of California for keeping his popular Zoo Culture gym open after new restrictions were put in place.

Bradley Martyn is well known for his popular fitness-based uploads and challenge videos, amassing a following of over 2.6 million subscribers on YouTube, and is regularly featured in the NELK Boys’ vlogs as well.

The YouTuber often films his vlogs and collaborates with other stars at his gym ‘Zoo Culture’ in Los Angeles County but he is now seemingly facing charges for keeping it open amid their latest lockdown.

Bradley Martyn training in zoo culture gym
Bradley Martyn, YouTube
Bradley Martyn revealed that he was facing a misdemeanor for opening the Zoo Culture gym.

Despite previously staging protests against the major restrictions with NELK star SteveWillDoIt, Bradley Martyn revealed, on October 22, that his gym had now been targeted and shared a brief clip of a court summons on his social media.

The fitness star claimed that it was issued by the State of California and shared that he would have to appear at his local courthouse to answer for misdemeanor charges made against Zoo Culture.

“People of the state of California VS Zoo Culture welcome to 2020, where gyms being open is criminal in California,” he added, reacting to the Zoo Culture court summons, “[and] where mental and physical health is deemed non-essential,” he followed up, suggesting that facilities such as gyms should be considered an essential service, for improving the health of those who use them.

 

After asking his fans what they thought of the matter, Martyn received mixed feedback from his followers, as there were some critics claiming that he should’ve simply abided by the restrictions that were imposed.

While other fans were in agreeance with the YouTuber, he will still have to answer for the charges and argue his case in court, following his latest actions.

The document also revealed that his court date was scheduled for November 23, so it is likely that we will have to wait until after the legal proceedings have concluded before more information is released.