Cody Orlove responds to Zoe Laverne abuse accusations - Dexerto
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TikTok’s Cody Orlove responds to Zoe Laverne abuse accusations

Published: 23/Jun/2020 11:18

by Jacob Hale

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Former TikTok couple Cody Orlove and Zoe Laverne broke up in June 2020 after over two years together, and now Orlove has responded to claims that he was physically abusive throughout the relationship.

For a long time, Cody Orlove and Zoe Laverne seemed to have a very strong and stable relationship despite their young age, with their content across the likes of YouTube and TikTok always performing well and the two seeming to be the real deal.

The break-up, though, wasn’t massively shocking to everyone, especially considering the fact that they broke up in March 2019 over accusations of Laverne cheating.

What came out in the weeks following their breakup, though, has been hard for some fans, and particularly the social media stars, with accusations of physical abuse picking up among Zoe’s friends and fans.

As seen in the video below, Laverne admits that she was abused by her ex and even provides audio of a situation between them that seemingly got out of hand.

After the two unfollowed each other on social media, Orlove has now put out a statement on Instagram denying the accusations, saying that while the leaked audio was real, there were “never any marks or physical damage” between them.

He added, “the suggestion I abused her has been skewed and misrepresents everything I believe as a person.”

He also adds that, as teens, they found themselves in a toxic relationship where they “both participated in unhealthy behavior at times,” apologizing for his behavior and saying that he “intends to learn from his mistakes.”

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Orlove refutes the allegations but admits the relationship was “toxic.”

Fans have argued that there are two sides to every story, and clearly a complex relationship has occurred between Orlove and Laverne.

Hopefully, justice prevails and both parties get the help they need to get through this, regardless of the outcome.

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Who is Granny? The rising Twitch star who streams as a grandma

Published: 26/Nov/2020 23:45 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 23:46

by Michael Gwilliam

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Twitch is home to some pretty outlandish personalities, but none may be as unique as the rising streamer known only as Granny.

Dressed in a bright white wig, oversized glasses, and attire that you could have sworn you’ve seen the elderly wear, Granny takes the character to the extreme.

If you thought the outfit or persona was the limit of the character, think again. Just like how Dr Disrespect streams from his legendary “arena,” Granny has her own broadcast center of sorts.

From Granny’s house to Twitch

Her streams begin, amusingly enough, with an old house in a green meadow surrounded by rainbows, flowers and chirping birds.

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Granny begins her streams in a pink house surrounded by rainbows.

After introducing herself, talking to viewers from inside the big pink home that looks like it’s ripped from either Lord of the Rings or Teletubbies, the gameplay kicks off.

What makes Granny’s choice of games so hilarious is that she’s made a habit of streaming titles such as Dead by Daylight, which are the complete opposite of the happy-go-lucky nature of the intro.

Fans are absolutely loving it. Since starting the stream, Granny has amassed nearly 30,000 followers and is growing on other platforms such as YouTube.

Climbing the Twitch ranks

Speaking with Dexerto, the entertainer refused to break character, further, cementing the concept that this was a grandma streaming on the Amazon-owned platform.

Granny claims it all began when she was working for a finance firm in New York City for three years and was beginning to feel worn out.

“Right around that time, Red Dead Redemption 2 came out and I found a huge comfort being immersed in that world while I took time to recover and figure out my next steps,” the streamer explained.

“When Red Dead Online was released I started to make friends on the proximity voice chat and they told me I should try my hand at streaming. In February 2019 I moved to New Zealand to go all-in on starting a Twitch channel, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision.”

That said, she does have plans to return to New York at some point in 2021, so fans should be sure to be on the lookout for that.

While the climb up the Twitch ranks has been a journey since it first began in January of 2019, the streamer does have a few favorite moments.

 

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“A couple of exciting milestones along the way have been Trixie Mattel and TPAIN discovering the stream,” she happily noted. “They love joining in now and again to help repair the ice cream machines in Dead By Daylight.”

Going into 2021, Granny is definitely going to be one of the streamers to watch out for, especially if she continues to get noticed by some larger members of the community.