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Nerd City calls out Jake Paul for playing dumb during Shane Dawson documentary

Published: 31/Oct/2018 13:13 Updated: 31/Oct/2018 13:36

by Matt Porter

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YouTuber Nerd City has created a new video calling out Jake Paul for lying and pretending to be stupid during the Shane Dawson produced docuseries “The Mind of Jake Paul.”

In the final episode of the documentary, Dawson referred to a previous video uploaded by Nerd City in which he criticized Jake Paul for what he perceived to be manipulation of his young audience in an attempt to sell his merchandise.

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Paul was clearly upset by the allegation, stating: “It’s fucking stupid people think that’s manipulative. I don’t see a problem with it at all. A big part of my content is to make someone’s day. To me, that’s what the merchandise is about. For people to say I’m trying to manipulate younger kids, it’s ridiculous.”

Now Nerd City has produced a new video, challenging Paul for pretending to not understand social influencing and the power his social media reach has, when he believes the Team 10 owner is an expert in the subject.

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“Jake, it may benefit you to play the idiot from time to time, which you clearly do,” said Nerd City. “But we’re not fooled by it. How honest you are about your goals depends on who you think is listening.

“If your fans are listening, you say your goal is to make their day, but if you’re talking to businesses, your say your goal is to build an audience and monetize it, and since that’s what you do, it’s silly to deny it.”

In his video, Nerd City shows clips of Paul speaking at various business conferences about the power of social media, and also found websites owned by Jake Paul that advertise and promote his and Team 10’s ability to sell products. One site even focused on Chinese companies who would like to move into the American market.

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In one video, which Nerd City took from a channel called ‘Jake Paul Biz’ where the YouTuber makes content for business, Paul told companies: “You need to create content around your products. That’s what makes people buy it.”

Paul has yet to respond to Nerd City’s latest video, but we will keep you updated as the story progresses.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.

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Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.

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“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.

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“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”

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Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.

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“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.