Piers Morgan Challenges KSI on National Television for Title of King of the Internet - Dexerto
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Piers Morgan Challenges KSI on National Television for Title of King of the Internet

Published: 18/Jul/2018 14:50 Updated: 26/Jul/2018 12:07

by Calum Patterson

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YouTuber KSI made a special appearance on British television show ‘Good Morning Britain’, as he promotes his upcoming boxing fight against Logan Paul.

With over 18 millions subscribers on YouTube, KSI is the most popular Briton on the website, and made his appearance on Good Morning Britain the same day as the first UK press conference for the KSI vs Logan Paul fight.

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Piers Morgan, host for Good Morning Britain, is a popular internet figure in his own right – even beating out KSI for Twitter followers by over 2 million.

So the two went head-to-head, tweeting ‘I am the king of the internet’ at the exact same time to see who could generate the highest number of retweets by the show’s end, and KSI won resoundingly.

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KSI’s appearance on the show was typical for an ‘internet’ celebrity being brought into the spotlight of mainstream media. Questions revolving around what he does, why it’s so popular and the lifestyle it allows him to lead.

He also went into detail about the fight itself, discussing his training with professional boxer Viddal Riley and even some sessions with members of the Mayweather family.

Piers then grilled him on how much money he is making from his internet fame, but KSI remained modest, saying only “I’m doing alright.”

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The press conference will take place on July 18th at the York Hall in London, where KSI will come face to face with his opponent Logan Paul once again.

Logan’s brother Jake will also be in attendance, squaring off against KSI’s sibling ‘ComedyShortsGamer’, better known as Deji.

You can find all the information and live stream for the press conference right here.

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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.