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Disney claims New Mutants trailer leak is fake despite new footage

Published: 21/Jul/2020 20:13 Updated: 21/Jul/2020 20:36

by Tanner Pierce

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Disney has moved swiftly to debunk potentially leaked footage of the New Mutants movie, claiming that somebody else made it – not them. 

The New Mutants, the last 20th Century Fox-produced X-Men movie that was created before Disney’s acquisition of the company, has not had an easy life, to say the least. 

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The film was originally shot in 2017 and was supposed to hit theaters in 2018. However, the movie was delayed an excruciating number of times, to the point where it is now officially scheduled to release on August 28, 2020.

That new date was called into question, though, when a new leaked trailer was released, which seemed to claim that the movie was releasing via Disney Plus on September 4, 2020.

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It would make sense that Disney may hope to release the movie on their own streaming service, considering that it seems like it will be a while before theaters open back up, given the current global health situation. 

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The official poster for The New Mutants.

Right after the trailer was leaked, however, Disney sent statements to multiple outlets and industry insiders, claiming that the teaser was fan-made. While this might make sense initially, considering people make fan-made trailers all the time, multiple commenters have pointed out that the trailer includes new footage of the project. 

 

If it’s true that the trailer includes fresh footage, one of two things is happening: Either someone has access to Disney recordings and did put together a fan-made trailer using that, or this is real, and Disney is trying to plug the leaks as quickly as they can.

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Given the fact that The New Mutants is the only Marvel movie set to appear at [email protected] on July 23, some people are speculating that this announcement was set to release during that panel. 

Whether or not this is actually a genuine trailer and not a fan-made version remains to be seen. The only way we’ll find out, really, is when Disney decides to give us another look at New Mutants – which won’t be too long from now.

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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.