YouTuber tricks Craig David and Holly H with fake “James Corden" show - Dexerto
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YouTuber tricks Craig David and Holly H with fake “James Corden” show

Published: 3/May/2020 14:13

by Daniel Cleary

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YouTube star Josh Pieters managed to trick some of the biggest influencers and celebrities such as Craig David, Holly H, and more into thinking that they were appearing on James Corden’s Late Late Show.

Josh Pieters has built a sizable following of over 1.3 million subscribers on his YouTube channel and is known for some of his hilarious prank videos, such as tricking the internet with a fake Ed Sheeran at the KSI vs Logan Paul boxing match.

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As many people are currently stuck at home, Pieters decided to use that to his advantage with his latest prank video by fooling celebrities into believing they were appearing on a talk show over a video call.

James Corden has been conducting interviews from home for the latest episodes of his show.

During his May 2 upload, he revealed that he had invited some of the biggest British celebrities to appear on his recreation of James Corden’s show and managed to secure musician Craid David and UK TikTok star Holly H as his guests.

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Unlike his previous Ed Sheeran prank, The YouTuber did not have a lookalike to help him this time and, instead, created a James Corden soundboard to get through the interviews, providing excuses to the guests as to why they would not be able to see the host.

“With a computerized James Corden ready to go and a bunch of celebs on standby it was time to set up,” he added, before kicking off the show.

To many of his fans’ surprise, Josh and his friends actually managed to pull off the interviews without blowing their cover and even concluded the interviews with performances from their two guests.

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As his initial batch of interviews went extremely well, Pieters revealed that he also lined up even more celebrity guests to appear on the “James Corden Show” the following nights to mirror the schedule of the late-night talk show as well.

The YouTube star also secured interviews with celebrity couple and Love Island stars, Molly-Mae Hague and Tommy Fury, as well as popular street magician Julius Dein for his second installment.

However, one of the most surprising guests has yet to appear on the show, after Pieters teased that the “season finale” on May 3 would feature an appearance from Netflix’s controversial Tiger King star Carole Baskin.

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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.