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Entertainment • Oct 09, 2019

MrBeast responds to accusations of allegedly bullying former editor

MrBeast responds to accusations of allegedly bullying former editor
MrBeast, Turner - YouTube

Jimmy “MrBeast” Donaldson is one of YouTube’s top content creators, known for giving out generous amounts of cash and orchestrating insane challenges for his friends - but his former editor is painting a stain on his once pristine image.

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Editor Matt “Turnur” Turner posted a series of Tweets in early October accusing MrBeast of bullying, claiming that the YouTube star thrashed him for simple mistakes and refused to give credit for his work.

“...After every editing mistake I made, I was made to feel like an absolute idiot, even if the content wasn’t real,” Turner claimed. “No credit was given (unless a video I edited got credited to someone else).”

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Turner, Twitter / Drama Alert, YouTube

MrBeast responds

Turner’s Tweets sparked outrage across the net, with fans and critics alike hoping for an explanation for the allegations - and now, MrBeast himself has finally spoken out on the matter.

According to a reported phone call with Drama Alert’s Daniel “KEEMSTAR” Keem, MrBeast claimed that he’d given Turner a whopping $10,000 as severance - as well as another job at SoaR Gaming, as told in an October 9 video.

(Timestamp: 8:42 for mobile viewers)

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That’s not all: a previous video of Turner’s from last year is turning heads across the net, with the editor claiming that working with MrBeast was “a blast each and every day.”

Turner likewise admitted that MrBeast let him go due to his “higher aspirations,” claiming that the YouTuber had wanted an editor “for the long term” - even revealing that MrBeast had paid for the apartment he’d been living in at the time.

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“...They admired my work ethic, everything was good about what I did, and I really didn’t do anything wrong,” he explained. “...MrBeast paid for my rent every month when I lived in North Carolina.”

At the time of writing, Turnur’s main Twitter account has apparently been hacked, with the editor using a backup account in wake of his allegations, writing, “I’m literally an innocent dude tryna live life and wanted to have an open conversation about an experience I had about my old job.”

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MrBeast has yet to speak further on the incident as of publishing this article.

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