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Why fans think David Dobrik is dating TikTok’s Addison Rae

Published: 11/Apr/2020 14:13

by Andy Williams

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Fans have a new theory that YouTube superstar David Dobrik and TikTok star Addison Rae are dating, and the pair are happy to feed into the speculation.

David Dobrik is one of YouTube’s biggest names, with millions of fans tuning into his vlogs, and there is always relationship rumors swirling. One of the narratives within those vlogs is that David is dating his long-time assistant, Natalie Mariduena.

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Despite having squashed the rumors on multiple occasions in their vlogs, Natalie is constantly rumored to be the 23-year-old’s girlfriend. Best friends since high school, the pair’s chemistry in Dobrik’s vlogs is undeniable, but now it appears Addison Rae has been thrown into the rumor mill by those keeping close tabs on his antics.

David Dobrik and Natalie Mariduena 9 years apart.
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David recently recreated his high school dance photo with Natalie, which kickstarter their dating rumors once again.

Yet even with the evidence seemingly pointing towards a potential Dobrik and Mariduena relationship, some fans think Addison Rae could well be the forerunner to stealing David’s heart.

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Addison and David had been spotted spending a lot more time together prior, and even now in lockdown, are making TikTok’s together, while still observing social distancing.

It wasn’t just public appearances that spiraled the gossip into more than just hearsay, as both Dobrik and Rae continued to create content beyond the bounds set by the current situation, as the TikToker posted a clip where the YouTuber makes a virtual guest appearance on her MacBook.

@addisonrehe’s so sexy @daviddobrik♬ King’s Dead – Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Future & James Blake

Although it was Addison’s TikTok caption that really got fans talking, as she wrote: “he’s so sexy @daviddobrik” — which of course had plenty of fans in a frenzy in the comments.

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Addison Rae's TikTok caption with David Dobrik.
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Addison Rae got all of the fans talking with her caption of the pair’s TikTok.

But while there seems to be a number of signals suggesting that the pair are getting a little cosy, they could also be just getting more comfortable as friends — especially since Rae reportedly signed with Dobrik’s manager.

Although it’s worth noting that the TikTok star was also previously linked with Bryce Hall, which was swiftly quashed as she told Entertainment Tonight that they’re both better off as friends “for now.” So until you hear it from either party, it’s worth taking these rumors with a pinch of salt.

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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.