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Why Has FouseyTube Renamed Himself Rose Erakat? YouTuber Makes His Next Bizarre Move

Published: 9/Aug/2018 11:42

by Mike Kent

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If you’ve been left confused about why popular YouTuber FouseyTube has renamed himself to Rose Erakat, we’re here to help.

Yousef Saleh Erakat is popular content creator who gained popularity making YouTube videos, and in the process has amassed over 10 million subscribers. However, throughout the summer months of 2018, there has been concerns raised about his mental health.

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After posting a series of bizarre rants online, Fousey decided to host a concert with only one week of preparation, named July 15th.

The concert featured a number of up and coming rappers, and it was reported that Canadian rapper Drake would be appearing later in the evening. Unfortunately for Fousey, the July 15th concert was subject to a hoax bomb threat and was cancelled in order to evacuate everyone.

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Although it later transpired that Fousey had never met Drake and that he was never going to attend, it thrust the YouTube personality back onto the radar of those who follow the digital entertainment industry in order to see what he’d do next.

Despite coming under attack for reportedly not giving an Uber driver $50k to change his life as promised, or paying for the tuition fees of a kid he met on the beach so he’d quit his job, Fousey continues to post erratic videos and posts on social media.

It was announced in August that Fousey decided to change his name, and going forward he wishes to be known as Rose, instead of Yousef.

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He posted a dramatic statement on Instagram to explain.

“My birth name is Yousef Saleh Erakat. Named after Yusuf (AS).. My nickname is FouseY. As of July 15th the day I was reborn, you can now call me ROSE. Inspired by the Rose that grew from the concrete. Showing everyone that no matter where you are, it doesn’t mean you have to stay there. God has bigger plans for you as long as you let go and let God. Love has arrived. If you meet me and call me ‘Rose’ expect a hug full of love and respect and eye contact while we speak. As children of HEAVEN.”

As you’d expect he’s had something of a mixed response, with a number of commentators on both Twitter and Instagram questioning his mental health.

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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.