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Syndicate denies sexual abuse allegations as multiple women come forward

Published: 21/Jun/2020 15:06 Updated: 24/Jun/2020 21:47

by Calum Patterson

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UPDATE: June 24: Tom ‘ProSyndicate’ Cassell has issued a long statement addressing the allegations of sexual abuse made by ZombiUnicorn and KaitlinWitcher on Twitter, claiming that it’s all false and there was never any wrongdoing involved with either woman.

“This is character assassination by social media without evidence to support it or any justification,” he wrote. “These two women have chosen to make horrendous allegations against me for reasons I do not understand, attempting to stage a public trial without giving me a chance to defend myself.”

UPDATE June 21, 1:30PM PST: Syndicate has responded to the allegations of sexual abuse made by the two women. He claims that what’s been alleged is “false” and that he’s “in actual shock.”

The YouTuber is expected to follow up with a larger statement in the next few days, and claims he is going to address “every single thing that’s been said.”

The original story is below.


Twitch streamer and YouTuber Natalie ‘ZombiUnicorn’ Casanova has accused YouTuber Tom ‘ProSyndicate’ Cassell of sexual abuse, with his ex-girlfriend KaitlinWitcher also sharing her story.

In a video on June 21, ZombiUnicorn alleges that the incident took place while they were working together on the Legends of Gaming show, a tournament between YouTube gamers in 2016.

Casanova explains that the pair had been in a consensual relationship, but that on one occasion the encounter had become non-consensual.

“He said he didn’t have any [condoms], so I said we can only continue if you pull out, because I don’t take birth control. When the time came, I was on top of him, he was saying that he was about to, and I was like ok I’m getting off, and he held me down physically, so that I could not get off of him. I smacked him and said ‘no, stop!’.”

In her tweet, ZombiUnicorn said, “I FINALLY realized my own story of sexual abuse that I’d long passed off as him just ‘being a d**k’. I tried to remain cordial bc of his position/power until I just cut him off entirely. @/ProSyndicate”

In the video, she explains in detail the events leading up to and the encounter itself, claiming that despite Cassell saying that he did not have a condom, she later found them in his bathroom.

Warning: Clip contains explicit description of sexual abuse.

Casanova says that after the incident, she tried to maintain the friendship and be cordial, “because of his position and power”, but later decided to block him and was “avoiding him at all costs.”

“I am worried that he’s going to try to come after me, because I’m saying this, but it’s all true.” ZombiUnicorn explained that a woman who works for Syndicate’s company, 3BLACKDOT, took her to the pharmacy to get Plan B the next morning.

In follow up tweets, Casanova also alleged that Cassell had shared private photos of her without permission or knowledge.

Two hours before posting her video, ZombiUnicorn asked her followers what they would call the scenario.

Dexerto has reached out to ProSyndicate for comment.

His ex-girlfriend KaitlinWitcher has also spoken out following ZombiUnicorn’s video in a series of tearful Twitter clips. She claimed he was her first boyfriend, and that she “didn’t know better,” before going into detail about an alleged incident in December 2012 in a Los Angeles hotel room.

She went on to describe how Cassell said he “wanted to do things” with her in the room, to which she refused multiple times before he assaulted her without consent.

Syndicate runs two popular YouTube channels, boasting a combined subscriber count of over 12 million. He’s also one of the most followed streamers on Twitch, with a further 3 million followers. Casanova is a popular Twitch streamer also, with over 200,000 followers on the platform.

The allegations come the day after a number of women in the gaming industry reported instances of harassment, prominently against Destiny streamer SayNoToRage.

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Twitch streamer avoids speeding ticket thanks to WoW Shadowlands

Published: 24/Nov/2020 10:55 Updated: 24/Nov/2020 10:57

by David Purcell

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World of Warcraft Shadowlands finally arrived on November 23 and while one Twitch streamer drove home far too fast to load it up with friends, the Police officer who stopped them completely understood. 

As many members of the community will know, the game’s latest expansion will bring together loads of new and returning players for an all-new story. There’s Covenants to mess around with, new quests to try out, and many will have been rushing home to play it after work.

Though, speeding is against the highway code and by driving too fast you are putting others in danger – which meant one streamer was unfortunately told to pull over by the Cops.

Usually, this would lead to a speeding ticket, but after explaining their reason for going too fast – to get home and throw Shadowlands on – the officer came in clutch and decided to turn a blind eye in what was quite a remarkable story.

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Shadowlands is finally here and some are getting a bit to exicted.

Shadowlands saves Twitch streamer a speeding ticket

On release day, streamer bbnogames was already playing Shadowlands when his friend called, who presumably also streams with him.

They said: “Bro, hahaha. The Cop was like ‘yo, you know how fast you were going?’ I’m like dude I’m so sorry, this game is dropping soon, all my friends are waiting for me.

“He’s like ‘Shadowlands?’ And I’m like yeah, and he’s like OK go!”

 

After that, he said he was just five minutes away and eventually joined the team playing online. After that remarkable exchange with the Police officer, things went without a hitch, when really he could have been left with a hefty ticket to pay for his troubles.

Instead, they were able to link up together later in the night and jump into World of Warcraft’s latest expansion. Maybe next time, he won’t be so lucky.