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PewDiePie debunks rumors around fiance Marzia’s YouTube retirement

Published: 8/Nov/2018 20:33 Updated: 8/Nov/2018 20:35

by Virginia Glaze

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The king of YouTube, Felix ‘PewDiePie’ Kjellberg, has come forward to clear the air around his fiance’s indefinite hiatus from the platform.

Marzia Bisognin announced on October 22 that she would be quitting YouTube indefinitely, admitting that she wanted to ‘find her own path’ in life.

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While Marzia’s eight-minute announcement video cited her connection to Felix as a major reason for her retirement, rumors abounded that this development was due to poor mental health or creator burnout – and some even speculated that she was pregnant.

However, PewDiePie has since debunked these rumors in his latest episode of Pew News, taking issue with any misrepresentation of her statements in the video.

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“It had nothing to do with mental health,” he stated. “…It’s been an amazing seven years and she wants to take her own path. I’m proud of her for taking that step.”

He likewise felt that it might be difficult for other YouTubers to understand her retirement, considering the current value of internet stardom.

“I think for a lot of people, it’s just completely incomprehensible why you would quit YouTube,” he continued. “Ultimately, life is more than YouTube.”

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PewDiePie claimed that many YouTubers might feel trapped in the platform as their only means of success, and suggested that Marzia is ‘taking the leap’ to work toward her next venture.

Marzia has updated her announcement video with a comment explaining why she’d deleted nearly all of the videos on her channel, stating that she ‘needs a clear head,’ and that she is currently undergoing an ‘adjustment period’ before starting the next chapter of her life.

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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.