The YouTuber and vlogger David Dobrik is now reportedly migrating to Facebook as YouTube has completely demonetised his channel. This move from YouTube came after Dominykas Zeglaitis, also known as “Durte Dom,” was accused of raping a woman on the night Dobrik’s group filmed and uploaded a YouTube video about group sex.
Dobrik has been demonetized by the video platform where he has 18.5 million subscribers since Insider’s Kat Tenbarge published an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault against a former member of David Dobrik’s Vlog Squad. The woman, identified with the pseudonym Hannah in the article, described being “blackout” drunk and told Insider that Zeglaitis raped her while she was unconscious.
Hannah “accused Zeglaitis of rape by engaging in sexual activity with her that night while she was so incapacitated by alcohol that she could not consent.” While Zeglaitis has since declined to comment, Dobrik released a video in response titled “Let’s talk.” In the video, Dobrik emphasizes his value of consent and explains why he chose to distance himself from people like Zeglaitis, whose misconduct and behavior have caused perfuse disappointment.
After these allegations, almost all brands that were connected to David severed the ties with the vlogger. Amid this David Dobrik’s Facebook account almost immediately went active, as he began posting his non-controversial vlogs over there. The move is seen as a potential silent transition of platforms, as he stands to gain no ad revenue from YouTube as of now.
YouTube demonetizes Dobrik’s videos
YouTube suspended monetization on Dobrik’s three channels. This included his main channel, his second channel (“David Dobrik Too”), and the channel for his “Views” podcast, which he co-hosts with Vlog Squad member Jason Nash. The platform also announced Zeglaitis’ main channel would be demonetized.
“We have strict policies that prohibit sexual harassment on YouTube and take allegations of sexual assault very seriously,” a YouTube spokesperson told Insider.