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TanaCon organizer files for bankruptcy, teases ‘real’ TanaCon documentary

Published: 3/Nov/2018 20:01

by Virginia Glaze

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22-year-old Michael Weist, organizer of the hotly controversial TanaCon, revealed that he has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy – and is even releasing another TanaCon documentary.

Michael revealed these details in a series of Tweets, one of which was in response to a video that Tana Mongeau posted just ahead of Halloween.

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In the video, Tana dressed up as a ‘sexy’ version of Weist in a mock Halloween costume, joking that she was ‘going to lose her house’ over the outfit. This was a reference to Weist’s statement over TanaCon, where he feared that he would lose his home due to refunding attendees for their tickets.

Weist didn’t take the video lightly. He posted a scathing response to Tana’s Tweet, writing, “Try me.” He also attached promotional poster to the statement that revealed an upcoming documentary series over TanaCon, titled, “TanaCon: What Really Happened.”

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Weist revealed that the documentary will be released soon; while the post (created on October 29) read “COMING THIS WEEK,” it looks like the series has yet to air, and may possibly be scheduled for the week of November 4.

Weist Tweeted out other pertinent information, as well; he revealed that his company, Good Times Entertainment, is dissolving, and has even filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy.

Weist admitted in a press release preceding the Tweet that this action was due to the ultimate failure of TanaCon, and that he believed Bankruptcy to be the ‘only option’ for Good Times.

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However, that doesn’t seem to be the end of Michael’s efforts to explain himself; with his new documentary on the way, there’s a high possibility that even more hidden details could be revealed in regards to the failed convention.

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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.