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SeaNanners explains why he disappeared for 2 years in YouTube return

Published: 30/Aug/2020 11:53

by Georgina Smith

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Adam ‘SeaNanners’ Montoya left the internet in 2018 after “the darkest year” of his life, with no guarantee he would ever return. But now in 2020 he has made a surprise return to YouTube, and explained the real reasons behind why he was gone for so long.

Adam is known primarily for his gaming content, playing a variety of games including Call of Duty, GTA, and more lighthearted games such as Golf It before his online break beginning in 2018.

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Before his departure, he had amassed an incredible 2.5 billion views, and 5.5 million subscribers, building a massive community over his many years on the site. So fans were concerned when he appeared to leave it all behind for good. His last Tweet came on May 15, 2018:

But, on August 29, 2020, he made his comeback. In his return video titled “What happened to SeaNanners? Why I left the internet,” Adam went into detail about the exact reasons he left YouTube for so long, and what eventually made him want to return.

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“In 2018, that was probably the darkest year of my life.” he said. “I had a lot of emotional debt that had not been paid. I have dealt with anxiety and stress and depression and anger a lot in my life.”

“I spent a lot of time uploading videos. But I haven’t spent a lot of time on myself,” he went on to explain. “My life had sort of become stagnant. I didn’t know where to go, who I was, what was happening.”

He explained that he and his partner sold a lot of their belongings and moved to Austin, Texas as a way to reconnect with and reevaluate their lives. He apologized for just “bouncing and not saying anything” and reiterated that he is trying his best to become a “more stable, stronger, happier person.”

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He said he’s “feeling out” what’s next, with the intention to make both YouTube videos and livestreams, and told viewers that now he has another income stream from a source that isn’t YouTube, he’s able to truly enjoy content creation.

Lots of fellow YouTubers welcomed Montaya back, and gave a nod to him as their inspiration for starting YouTube.

His return is great news for fans who have waited a long time for Adam to make another YouTube video and the announcement that he will be making content again will also bring in a new wave of viewers who may not have watched him before.

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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.