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YouTuber Vitalyzdtv reportedly arrested for assaulting woman

Published: 14/Apr/2020 12:22

by Matt Porter


YouTuber Vitaly ‘Vitalyzdtv’ Zdorovetskiy was arrested in Miami, Florida on Sunday, April 12 for allegedly assaulting a woman who was out jogging on the street, according to reports.

Zdorovetskiy is best known as a YouTube prankster and has had run-ins with law enforcement in the past, with The Mirror reporting that the Russian-American content creator spent five days in an Egyptian jail in January after illegally climbing one of the iconic Giza pyramids.

He also famously ran onto the field during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Final in Brazil and streaked Game 4 of the 2016 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.

YouTube: Vitalyzdtv
Vitaly is best known for uploading pranks to YouTube.

According to TMZ, Vitaly found himself on the wrong side of law enforcement once again on Easter Sunday, when he allegedly attacked a woman who was out for a jog, leaving her requiring stitches after what is claimed was an unprovoked assault.

TMZ reports that they gained access to legal documents that state the YouTuber was arrested on Sunday night when the woman who was out running at the time was jumped upon and punched in the face and chest by the 28-year-old. According to the affidavit, the victim suffered a cut above her right eye that required stitches to close, and also complained of pain in her chest.

The alleged victim told Miami police that she had not met or even seen Vitaly before the incident took place, and said she screamed for help during the attack which was apparently witnessed by a number of local residents. The report claims that the YouTuber, who has over 10 million subscribers, then ran back inside a home in the neighborhood, where he was later arrested and charged with aggravated battery according to The South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Vitaly Zdorovetskiy’s mugshot states he was arrested for aggravated battery.

Law enforcement sources reportedly informed TMZ that Vitaly posted a $7,500 bond on Monday, April 13, and has been released from police custody.

Zdorovetskiy has yet to comment on his alleged arrest. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more information becomes available.


Pokimane reveals plans for Twitch VODs after DMCA takedowns

Published: 23/Oct/2020 11:33

by Jacob Hale


Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys has revealed her plans for her Twitch VODs, after many creators on the platform, including some of the very biggest, were hit with DMCA takedown notifications over content in their back-catalog.

On October 21, some of the most popular names on the platform revealed that they have been getting these DMCA notifications, with people such as Seth ‘Scump’ Abner, Tim ‘TimTheTatman’ Betar, and more finding that clips and VODs from past broadcasts have been deleted.

Obviously, in recent months there have been issues with streamers using copyrighted music on their stream, with many opting to stop so as to avoid any legal issues, but now their past content is being sifted through and checked, and the results are wiping out some of these creators’ favorite moments on stream.

While many streamers are doing all they can to keep their content on their Twitch channel available, Pokimane has revealed her plans for past VODs.

Twitch streamer Pokimane
Instagram: pokimanelol
Pokimane has been streaming full-time since 2017, but may have to remove a lot of her content to avoid DMCA takedown requests.

After a viewer told Poki that fellow streamer Saqib ‘Lirik’ Zahid was to delete all of his VODs he’s built up over the years, she suggested that the same might be the case for her own channel.

“Lirik’s going to delete all his VODs? Well, guess what, it’s not just Lirik,” she told her viewers during her October 22 stream.

She continued: “Today, tomorrow, at some point, you guys are going to come across my channel and there’s going to be zero content. Sucks to say, but it is what it is.”

Of course, there will be many top streamers considering that reality right now: that the content they’ve put out over however many years could simply be erased due to the music being played in the background.

Some content creators have already started taking down old VODs and deleting clips, and Pokimane may be just one of many that do so to avoid being banned from the platform altogether. We might see some creators start transferring their content to YouTube, but this would likely require a Herculean effort, too.

At the time of writing, Pokimane’s VODs haven’t been wiped from her channel.