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Team 10 responds to claims of kicking transgender women out of house party

Published: 3/Jul/2019 22:15 Updated: 3/Jul/2019 22:23

by Virginia Glaze

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Talent organization and YouTube group Team 10, owned by social media star Jake Paul, came under fire in late June, after two transgender women accused Paul’s editor of kicking them out of the Team 10 mansion for not being “real girls.”

YouTuber Lilah Gibney released a video on June 29 describing the debacle, which included video footage of an argument between Gibney, her friend, Kendall Raindrop, and Paul’s editor, Blaine, who claimed that he was “just being real” when confronted about the matter.

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“I was told girls were coming,” Blaine can be heard saying, while Gibney challenges his statement in a heated exchange.

Team 10 has since released a statement responding to the matter via their Instagram story, announcing that they are orchestrating a full investigation into the issue and claiming that both Jake Paul and Team 10 “have continuously embraced the LGBTQ community.”

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“We have launched a full, internal investigation into the matter to determine exactly what unfolded and the full context,” the letter reads, “so we can take appropriate steps as a brand and a team to ensure that lessons are learned, accountability is placed, and misunderstandings like this never happen again.”

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Gibney found Team 10’s statement to be ironic, citing her video evidence as proof of Blaine’s transphobia in response to Team 10’s “investigation.”

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Jake Paul himself appeared to respond to the backlash via his personal Twitter account on July 1, seeming to hint that Gibney and Kendall were lying about the ordeal.

“It’s funny that time after time of ppl trying to cancel me or the ppl around me, that there is ANY weight to it,” Paul wrote. “Since day one all my ‘controversies’ have been cleared and aired out publicly, and they showed nothing but the fact that other parties were lying… Try again! I’ll be beachside.”

Team 10’s manager, Adam Quinn, later accused Gibney of breaking the law by recording a phone call with Blaine without his consent, claiming that he would turn matters over to his legal team in light of her video.

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This wouldn’t be the first time an alleged instance of transphobia or homophobia has taken place at the Team 10 mansion, either: makeup artist Cole Carrigan accused YouTuber Cameron Dallas of throwing water on him in a homophobic attack during a house party in early May, inciting outrage across the net due to the scandal.

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While neither Jake Paul nor Team 10 are strangers to controversy, damning information continues to be released in light of the incident, with Gibney being “grossed out and hurt” by the ordeal as the drama unfolds.

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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.