Shane Dawson releases highly-anticipated second episode of Conspiracy Series on YouTube - Dexerto
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Shane Dawson releases highly-anticipated second episode of Conspiracy Series on YouTube

Published: 12/Feb/2019 1:19 Updated: 12/Feb/2019 2:30

by Wyatt Donigan

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Shane Dawson has been tackling a wide variety of topics with his Conspiracy Series on YouTube, and the latest episode features some of the most intense conspiracies yet.

The popular YouTuber blazed through 2018 with a trio of well-received documentary series focused on controversial YouTubers Tana Mongeau, Jeffree Star, and Jake Paul.

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For his newest series, titled Conspiracy Series, Dawson has gone outside the bounds of the platform to investigate various conspiracy theories and mysteries from around the internet.

While the first episode of the docuseries covered several different topics, the February 11 episode hones in on just three.

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The bulk of the video features a deep dive into the life of Brittani Louise Taylor, a YouTuber who released a book detailing her struggles with domestic abuse in December 2018.

Throughout the lengthy interview with Taylor, Dawson uncovers the many secrets that Taylor’s relationship with the father of her son held and discovers the extent of abuse that she suffered over the last few years. 

In the 90-plus minute video, Dawson also takes a deep dive into a haunting conspiracy involving the popular restaurant chain Chucky E. Cheese along with an equally haunting voice mimicking computer software.

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Given the fairly intense and intricate subjects that Dawson tackles in his latest video, the reasons behind his widely discussed speed bumps and struggles with putting out the episode become all the more clear.

On February 8, after some fans had begun to grow restless waiting for the episode, Dawson addressed fans on Twitter, explaining that “[the episode is] not a typical conspiracy video…it’s a story about someone close to me who had their life ruined by someone for fame and money.”

Despite having teased multiple episodes to the series, fans will be disappointed to hear that Dawson made no mention of any more installments to Conspiracy Series in his latest video.

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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.