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Zoe LaVerne slammed for denying accusations of grooming young TikToker

Published: 30/Nov/2020 20:47 Updated: 30/Nov/2020 20:55

by Alan Bernal


Zoe LaVerne has been getting slammed online for an Instagram Live session where she again denied accusations of “grooming” a young TikToker. LaVerne has since apologized for kissing a 13-year-old fan, though refutes describing the relations as grooming.

In her livestream, she once again clarified her position on the incident with the fan after leaked videos spread online that showed the two kissing.

Someone in the livestream could be heard supporting the embattled TikToker, suggesting LaVerne is being targeted. “If this was Avani Gregg (or) Charli D’Amelio; ‘Oh we love her. It’s okay. Acceptance. Forgiveness…’ But because it’s Zoe LaVerne, you all are having an issue,” they said.

Furthermore, the two agreed that what had transpired between the 19-year-old and the 13-year-old couldn’t be considered grooming. She previously said they “caught feelings” for each other.

“Grooming is where someone above the age of 18 sexually puts their hands on someone, intending to sexually assault them, or intending to have sex, or commit sexual acts with a minor. Which is not what was (intended),” the person on the livestream said. LaVerne agreed.

Their account of the situation isn’t sitting right with people online, and TikTok star Avani even took issue with being brought into the situation.

“Hey child groom supporter, keep my name out of your mouth,” Avani said in response to the Instagram Live that mentioned her.

Even more people have been speaking out against LaVerne. She reiterated her position in calling what she did with the boy as “wrong,” but disputes being called a “groomer.”

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Zoe LaVerne Instagram
Zoe denies claims she groomed Connor. Reiterating that the police were involved in the situation as the leaked videos spread.

Save the Kids, a company established in April 1919 to help at-risk children around the world, describes grooming as “the cultivation of emotional relationships with those in positions of vulnerability or inequitable power, with the intention of manipulating these relationships into sexualised dynamics in the future.”

LaVerne maintained her innocence after addressing someone who asked for clarification on the incident with the fan. She says that what was seen in the videos can’t be described as a “sexual act.”


Army National Guard CSGO Community Nights

Published: 13/Oct/2020 18:38 Updated: 30/Dec/2020 15:00

by Calum Patterson


The US Army National Guard ran a series of CS:GO Community Nights and tournaments throughout the last few months of 2020, with prizes up for grabs. Here’s what went down.

Army National Gaurd


Starting in October, the community nights offered up 30,000 points, which could be redeemed for prizes.

For the duration of the three-month-long series, players could also register their teams for bi-weekly tournaments, which were held on the National Guard’s organizer page.

National Guard Community Nights

Every player will began with 1000 points, and was awarded 10 points for a win, or deducted 10 points for a loss. The player with the most points each night walked away with 10,000 points, 2nd and 3rd get 5,000, and 4th through 7th 2,500 each.

For the bi-weekly tournaments, starting on October 18, players were ranked on their wins/losses throughout this period. The top players proceeded to the next stage of the tournament and were rewarded with Points, from a pool of 30,000.


To make things interesting though, Missions were in-play for all matches, as a way to earn extra points. For example, actions such as getting headshots, clutches, bomb defuses, nade kills and more were rewarded.

Players were set a mission challenge, for example, get 3 clutches, and succeeding will earn points. Mor information on how missions work can be found here.