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Russell Brand reveals what he really thought of Logan Paul

Published: 29/Jan/2020 17:44

by Jacob Hale

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In a video uploaded to YouTube on January 28, Russell Brand has revealed what he really thinks of Logan Paul after the pair appeared on each other’s podcasts.

Across the two podcasts, the two discussed the come-up of Logan Paul, Brand’s journey into – and out of – Hollywood, and how their childhood affected who they are today.

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The episodes were about as introspective as you’ll see Paul be, and the two seemed to get on really well, but now Brand has addressed exactly what he thinks of Logan in a follow-up YouTube video.

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Logan was the first YouTuber to appear on Brand’s Under the Skin podcast.

Opening the video, Brand is on his way to Paul’s house to film their episode of Impaulsive, saying he expects it to be “some kind of frat house […] half a dozen millionaires sitting around smoking weed, eating potato chips and making videos and laughing at each other’s farts.”

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He then spoke about watching some of Logan’s videos before the two initially met, saying that he thought Logan was genuinely funny and could understand why he had become successful, also describing him as “wholesome, sort of decent and inquiring and sort of bright.”

Clearly, Brand had already started to like Paul before they first met and had a good first impression of him, but did say he expected Paul’s house to “not have enough furniture” and “require a woman’s touch.”

Following the podcast episode and when he had left, the woman behind Brand’s camera asked him if he was surprised by Logan at all – and he said he was.

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“I was surprised by his warmth, his sweetness, his self-reflection,” Brand started. “My assumption with anyone that’s successful is that they’re basically going to be an a**hole, a glacial, indefatigable personality that isn’t porous enough to be present.”

Logan, he says, goes completely against that. “He’s very present and inquiring. If you’ve been around famous people for a long time, you expect them to be cubic and unapproachable, but then you meet people and they’re generally lovely.”

Logan made no secret of the fact that he is a big fan of Russell, and it looks like after their conversations together the feelings might just be reciprocated.

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Paul even expressed that he would be keen to follow in Brand’s footsteps, doing more work in Hollywood, so we may see them working together one day in the future.

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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.