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Tony Lopez texts allegedly sent to 13-year-old go viral on TikTok

Published: 17/Oct/2020 18:37

by Charlotte Colombo

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Disgraced TikTok star Tony Lopez is once again making rounds on social media for the wrong reasons, as a video has gone viral TikTok claiming to show inappropriate messages allegedly sent by Lopez to a thirteen-year-old girl.

This is the fourth accusation against Tony Lopez to go viral in the last few months, with several victims claiming he groomed them and sent them inappropriate messages on Instagram and via his private Snapchat account.

The latest accusation takes the form of a screen recording uploaded to TikTok. It is entitled “TONY LOPEZ MUST BE STOPPED”, and includes hashtags like #tonylopezlikeskids and #tonylopezcancelled.

Some have immediately called into the question the veracity of the messages and screen recording, but it hasn’t stopped the video going wildly viral on the video-sharing app.

TikTok: thehubisontiktok
The TikTok shows a concerning exchange between Lopez and the minor, although some people are questioning the video’s validity.

The alleged exchange starts with Lopez asking about the victim’s age and gender before calling her “attractive” and encouraging her to send suggestive “pics” in exchange for him following her on his Instagram account.

The video also claims to show Lopez asking the girl if she is recording the exchange, saying that his “rep will be done” if people find out that he was communicating with her.

@thehubisontiktok[TIKTOK DO NOT DELETE] @tonylopez MUST BE STOPED ##tonylikekids ##tonylopezcancled♬ Laughing Hard – Tik Tok

Although the video has already gotten 243K views and 49K likes in the day it’s been uploaded, many people are questioning its validity. As well as the account being brand new and having no identifying information, Twitter reporter DefNoodles points out that [a]t first glance, the DMs appear to have slight differences to how Instagram DMs actually appear”.

However, some people are still supporting the validity of the accusation despite these doubts, with one Twitter user noting that Lopez “has been known to have other alleged accounts”.

Lopez is yet to comment publicly on these latest allegations.

What are the Tony Lopez accusations?

Since July, various young people have spoken out about how Lopez allegedly groomed them and sent them inappropriate messages despite knowing that they were underage.

The first accusations were uploaded by TikTok user Griffin Brooks, and they appear to show a screen recording of Lopez sending explicit messages to a fifteen-year-old girl on Snapchat.

Controversially, a Twitter user who posted the TikTok in reply to one of Lopez’s Tweet accused him of hiding their Tweet with the allegation “because he knows he’s guilty”.

This led to two more victims, between the ages of fifteen and sixteen, coming forward with accusations of their own in August.

While Lopez sent similarly-inappropriate messages to the fifteen-year-old – at one point telling her “your face is kissable” – the sixteen-year-old victim in a now-deleted TikTok accused Lopez of blocking her on Snapchat after she refused to send him intimate photos.

Lopez later uploaded an apology for these accusations, but he was quickly slammed for being too ‘vague’.

tony lopez apology
Twitter: Tony Lopez
After the first two girls made allegations, Lopez addressed them in an apology many fans slammed as being “vague”.

Then, in September, another TikTok user accused Lopez of sending her inappropriate messages when she was fifteen, with a screen recording suggesting that Lopez said things like “come here you’re so fine.

With the pressure mounting for Lopez to face justice for these accusations, we will keep you updated if any more news comes to light.

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$375,000 Pokemon Trading Card Game box opening ends in absolute tragedy

Published: 29/Oct/2020 20:21

by Brent Koepp

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A Pokemon Trading Card Game livestream ended in disaster after it was quickly discovered that the booster packs were fake. The YouTube channel spent over $375k on the 1st Edition base set box, only for it to be resealed. 

Despite making its debut in 1999, the Pokemon TCG has exploded in popularity over the past two years. The hobby hit an all-time high in October when influencer Logan Paul opened a base set booster box he paid $216k for while livestreaming.

However, things didn’t work out as well for another YouTube channel who paid $375k for the same item. The livestream unboxing of the rare collectible quickly turned tragic when it was discovered that the TCG item was actually fake.

fake pokemon card booster box
Twitter: @DumbMoneyTV
The rare sealed 1st Edition booster box was actually fake.

Rare Pokemon TCG box opening ends in complete disaster

The event was hosted by YouTube channel ‘Dumb Money Live’ and included popular Pokemon content creators such as Lee ‘Leonhart’ Seinfeld. The rare 1st Edition base set booster box was bought for a record-breaking $375 through Logan Paul’s collectible trader ‘Collectables Guru.’

“The owner of the box supposedly bought three boxes when he was a child. They sat in the gun safe the entire time,” the Pokemon dealer explained. However, they quickly realized something was amiss after breaking the seal. Several booster packs were different colors, and some weren’t even 1st Edition.

“Oh no. That is a major f**king deal!” Guru exclaimed. The personality opening the box then revealed the problem: “It’s not even base set cards, these are Jungles! Wow. This is a resealed box. It’s random!”

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Upset, Collectable Guru called up the seller and explained that the box was resealed. “We opened the box literally live and they’re resealed packs. There is like base set 2 mixed in, half of them are 1st Edition. But they are all resealed, this is absolutely unacceptable. How is this going to be taken care of immediately?”

Stunned by the whole thing, Leonhart stood by and said, “Oh my gosh, I was not expecting that.” Guru came back and updated the group and explained that the seller had two other boxes that they were going to open first before bringing them back to the YouTubers.

youtubers opening fake pokemon card box
YouTube: Dumb Money LIVE
The YouTubers were floored after the rare Pokemon box was fake.

To add salt to the wound, the box opening was done on stream for charity. Dumb Money Live gave an update and addressed the situation a day later stating: “I don’t know a single person in my network that hasn’t been defrauded as an investor. You have to give sellers a benefit to make this right.”

At the time of writing, the situation has not been entirely rectified. The channel will open a booster pack on October 30 live to verify that the second box is actually real. However, it appears that if this one is fake as well, the seller claims they will refund the content creators their $375k.