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Zoe LaVerne returns to social media amid underage fan controversy

Published: 1/Nov/2020 19:29

by Charlotte Colombo

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TikTok star Zoe LaVerne has slowly returned to various social media platforms following a week of explosive allegations regarding her conduct with a thirteen-year-old fan.

Suspicions surrounding 19-year-old LaVerne’s relationship with the fan initially arose after a conversation between ex-boyfriend Cody Orlove and ex-best friend Amber VanPelt was leaked, wherein the latter claimed that LaVerne’s relationship with the fan was “intense” and bordered on “p**dophillia”.

Despite the TikTok star vehemently denying these accusations live, alongside the fan, it wasn’t long until videos were leaked that showed her kissing and ‘twerking’ on the fan. This then led to allegations that LaVerne had sexually assaulted the fan.

 

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posted by #zoelaverne she also admits her and conner caught feelings for each other at one point😬

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While LaVerne was initially quiet on the issue – shutting down her Instagram account and ceasing posting on her other platforms – she eventually addressed the accusations on her private fan account, admitting that she “caught feelings” for the youngster.

Since then, she has slowly begun to return to her public social media accounts. She reactivated her Instagram on 31 October and also posted on her Snapchat, telling fans that she was “getting help” and “starting therapy soon”, as well as mentioning that although she and the fan currently have no contact, they would be addressing the situation together too.

 

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so zoe has reactivated on insta and posted this on snap😬

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She also posted details of a Snapchat group chat she was added to on her story which was titled ‘Zoe Sl*t your Wrists’: “I realize why everyone is mad at me and disgusted… trust me I get it I am mad at myself too… but please stop these group chats they aren’t helping”.

LaVerne then proceeded to post a series of Halloween-related TikToks to her account. In one video, which depicted her dancing to the song, ‘Where Is the Love’, captioning it with, “Me coming back to TikTok after getting cancelled for the 100th time.”

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♬ Where Is The Love? – The Black Eyed Peas

However, as pointed out by celebrity reporter Perez Hilton on Instagram page TikTok Room, LaVerne has seemingly turned her comments off on TikTok.

“She’s definitely getting canceled over this!” Hilton said.

Meanwhile, the 13-year-old fan posted on his Instagram story to confirm that while he plans on publicly “addressing all of this soon”, he wants to wait until he is “stable enough” to do so. He also denied allegations that LaVerne assaulted him in the same post.

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TikTokers Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart explain why they broke up

Published: 24/Nov/2020 14:31

by Alice Hearing

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Internet personalities Lexi Rivera and Ben Azelart have explained why they broke up after three years together, in an emotional video posted to YouTube.

Lexi Rivera is known in association with her brother Brent who is one of TikTok’s biggest creators with 35 million followers, while Lexi herself has more than 14 million followers on the app. The siblings also have a combined 19.5 million subscribers on YouTube.

Ben Azelart is also heavily associated with the siblings and has himself built up a huge following of 11 million followers on TikTok. But fans were devastated to find out this week that the duo were no longer a couple.

Lexi and Ben posted a video explaining why, saying that they thought they owed their fans the truth. Lexi said: “I have so much respect for Ben and he’s like literally one of the best people I’ve ever met in my entire life.” Ben responded, “I mean the same goes for me, Lexi is one of the nicest, sweetest, funniest people I’ve ever met.”

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Lexi and Ben dated for three years

Addressing their viewers, Lexi explained why it took so long for them to officially break the news: “I know that it’s been super confusing for you guys and that is because it’s been just as confusing for us we’ve been very just on and off again and I don’t think we were really sure what we wanted to do until now.

“Having a relationship is one thing, but having a relationship online is a completely different story and it was very confusing for us. Honestly, it wasn’t easy being young like we were 15 and 16.

Lexi went on to say that the relationship no longer made them both happy. “We both had so much fun doing it, but I think as years went on it just became a little too complicated…I think what was hard is we want to make you guys happy as well as make ourselves happy.

“Ultimately we just didn’t do both and I think what’s most important was focusing on ourselves for now.”

Lexi and Ben finished by saying that they’re not parting ways forever and that they both felt it was just the wrong time to be together.