PewDiePie Accuses of Tana Mongeau of Scamming Fans After Failed TanaCon - "She should go to jail" - Dexerto
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PewDiePie Accuses of Tana Mongeau of Scamming Fans After Failed TanaCon – “She should go to jail”

Published: 30/Jun/2018 10:11 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:06

by Calum Patterson

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Following up to his previous video on the failed ‘TanaCon’ convention, PewDiePie has released a new video in which he is much more critical of the event and its organizer, even suggesting it was verging on criminal.

YouTuber Tana Mongeau set up the ‘TanaCon’ convention as a direct response to what she felt was poor treatment of creators at VidCon, but her event didn’t exactly go as planned.

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After thousands of people showed up to the venue, some reportedly ticketless after supposed free entry was advertized, resulting in the event being cancelled due to overcrowding.

In addition, people who had paid full price for tickets which would apparently get them in through a separate queue were placed in the same queue as non-paying attendees.

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It was also claimed that those who paid $65 for tickets would receive a gift bag worth four times the value, but some recipients of the bag have shown it to only include stickers and a condom (labelled ‘TanaCondom’).

It was claimed by Tana that they event had to cancelled due to “15,000” people showing up, however a statement from the local Police Department suggests the number was only 4,000, as PewDiePie explains.

“We have a statement from the City of Garden Grove Police Department saying they sold 4,000 tickets, and the hotel ballrooms where the event was scheduled could hold a maximum of 1,150 people.

The more I find out about TanaCon, the more annoyed I get. I kind of gave her a pass in my last video, but she should be banned for hold any event in the future, she should go to jail.”

PewDiePie explains that the event was based on a sequence of false information and has effectively scammed hundreds of thousands of dollars from people.

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“This whole event was just selling lies. It’s an actual con. There was supposed to be free tickets, but also tickets you could buy and if you bought the tickets you would get to skip the lines, you would get this cool goody bag which would be four times worth the ticket.

Well as we know now, there was no separate line if you paid, there was really no difference at all if you had paid for a ticket or not.”

Shane Dawson was also claimed to be making an appearance at the convention, which PewDiePie says would have been a major attraction for many of the fans, but Dawson did not show up due to safety concerns.

You can watch PewDiePie’s full follow up video on the TanaCon scam below, where he goes into more detail as to why he was angered by the event and Mongeau herself.

A number of fans were also vocal on Twitter about the wasted time and money spent on attending TanaCon, which also includes hotels and flights from other countries.

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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.