Pokimane explains how she lost $3,000 worth of jewelry at EDC - Dexerto
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Pokimane explains how she lost $3,000 worth of jewelry at EDC

Published: 9/Jun/2019 22:58 Updated: 14/Apr/2020 18:02

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular Fortnite Battle Royale broadcasts and hilarious interactions with fans, resulting in some humorous moments – but not everything is sunshine and roses for Poki, as she explained during a June 9 vlog.

Pokimane uploaded a vlog on June 9, which detailed her 23rd birthday festivities with such friends as 100 Thieves’ Nadeshot and CouRage, as well as other popular Twitch streamers.

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However, the celebration didn’t end there; Pokimane later flew out to Las Vegas for the annual electronic dance music festival “Electric Daisy Carnival,” otherwise known as EDC.

Pokimane, TwitterPokimane’s trip to EDC Las Vegas saw a gut-wrenching loss for the streamer.https://twitter.com/pokimanelol/status/1133129833376931840?s=20

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While she’d traveled there to dance and enjoy the festival’s famously intricate stages, an unfortunate incident occurred in the middle of her day two run – she lost a necklace worth $3,000.

Despite this loss, Pokimane was in surprisingly good spirits, claiming that her friends’ efforts to help her find the necklace “overpowered” the blow of losing such an expensive item.

“I lost literally the most expensive piece of jewelry I’ve ever owned,” she explained during her vlog. “I didn’t even feel that bad about it, because everybody tried so hard to look for it. It was so cute. My friends’ cuteness overpowered the sadness from losing the necklace. Honestly, it’s whatever. Material goods, replaceable. Experiences, priceless.”

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That wasn’t the only slip-up that occurred during Pokimane’s stay in Vegas, either; the streamer later explained that plane tickets to Los Angeles were upwards of $1,000 the day after EDC, prompting her to extend her stay for a few days with fellow streamer Fedmyster.

Pokimane herself had a hard time finding the charm in Vegas, claiming that she didn’t like how establishments in “Sin City” seem like they “try to take as much money as they can” from passersby.

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The streamer’s vlog of her Vegas experiences follows her awkward interaction with a fan on June 3, who she’d claimed was “white knighting” after warning her about an upcoming jumpscare in a game.

“He was a little white knight,” Pokimane joked of the fan. “I was like ‘no, no, I just act mad, I’m not actually mad’ but his heart was in a good place.”

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Pokimane is one of Twitch’s most popular content creators, boasting over three million followers as of June 9.

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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.