Take from this as you will, but at the current time Toby Turner is denying all rape allegations and claims from the woman. I’m assuming he took his time with his reponse to get lawyers involved and other legal troubles because if his claims are true, this is serious libel.
However if his claims are false….that’s a whole other mess.
Olga Kay has also responded to the matter and, for some reason, so has TomSka.
If the sudden jump in my blog’s daily view count say anything, I’m assuming everyone here knows about the rape allegation against Toby Turner. If you don’t, here is the original tumblr post to read and Drama Alert’s video to watch/listen to.
Now I only know about this allegation through these two sources. A viewer on my ‘Thoughts on Tobuscus’ video from a year ago alerted me to the development. I personally have taken a neutral stance until more evidence comes forward. The whole situation leaves a bad taste in my mouth, but I just want to make sure everyone visiting this blog for this issue isn’t reading an outdated post on my thoughts on Tobuscus.
That being said, I truly believe at this point that Tobuscus’s career is officially dead.
He’s been on a downward slope for a while. A year ago I said he could bounce back. In the past year, he never did. His most recent literal trailer didn’t even break half a million views, which would be unheard of during his golden age. Even if these allegations prove to be false, his career is still dead. This woman has too much empirical evidence and the internet is finicky about background research.
For example, I remember the cabinet door being broken vlog. He showed off the crack to the audience and claimed it was from a party before moving on to whatever subject he was going to talk about. I also remember him talking about his car getting towed, an afterthought in his otherwise glamorous life.
Even if my memories are false and just a product of confirmation bias, there are thousands of people who will react the same as me and also vaguely remember one or two details from his Lazy Vlogs that match this woman’s story. Even more than that are people who will never research further into this story and just trust it fully. I mean, just look at the comments already appearing on his videos without any verification of the story.
People are believing this story. Tobuscus is infamous for his lack of transparency on issues in his life so he has nothing to defend himself from this woman’s allegations. There is plenty of evidence supporting this woman and almost none supporting Toby. Could he be a cheating rapist addicted to drugs? From his side of things, we have no idea. We didn’t even officially know he was dating Olga Kay until after their eight month relationship ended and that came from Olga’s livestream.
All I’m saying is that if it was tough for him to come back a year ago, it’s going to be impossible for him to bounce back now. We’ll know he’s done for when VidCon officially un-invites him, which I’m expecting to take place any hour now. Even if the story is faked, too many people might believe him and attack him for it which poses a safety risk. They’re already doing it in the comments section for both people for crying out loud.
Please also keep in mind that Toby has a YouTube Red show coming out. Either this is a terrible, terrible attempt for cheap publicity, an uberly successful campaign to discredit his work, or it is truly one woman’s heartbreaking confession of horrendous crimes committed against her. Time will tell as the situation develops in the next coming hours/days.
In the meantime, this seems like a relevant video for this situation: