One of YouTube’s biggest celebrities, Toby Turner, better known by his alias Tobuscus, is the latest in a growing list of celebrities whom have been accused of sexual abuse. His ex-girlfriend April Fletcher turned to social media to accuse him of inappropriate behavior in the past. Social media is sure not doing any favors for men accused as rapists, now, is it?
As seen in the below screenshot of her statement , Fletcher claimed that Turner had cheated on her, emotionally blackmailed her into continuing a relationship she wanted to leave, and drugged her, among other offenses.
To back up her claims, Fletcher had saved an alleged screenshot detailing Turner confessing to have drugged her.
— April Skywalker (@AprilEfff) April 8, 2016
Of course, there are two sides to a story. Turner’s mother and Olga Kay, the girlfriend mentioned throughout Fletcher’s text, have denied any knowledge of abuse that they would have been made aware of.
I know you guys are waiting for me to say something.
I was never drugged or raped or felt unsafe in any way.
I am okay don't worry.
— Olga Kay (@OlgaKay) April 9, 2016
On the other hand, others claim that horror stories concerning Turner are slowly becoming the internet’s worst-kept secrets.
Almost every YouTuber I know has a gross Toby Turner story. At first I thought they were jokes. They aren't. I stand with @AprilEfff
— Steve Zaragoza (@stevezaragoza) April 11, 2016
And of course, the man of the hour is entitled to have his say about what happened. Turner released the following video discussing and denying the allegations, and titled it “The Truth.”
Walmart has also reportedly taken dolls and merchandise related to Turner off of their shelves. Ironcially, Fletcher claims seeing a doll of Turner being sold to children was what inspired her to come forward with her story, saying “I wanted to run up to the cashier and tell her that they are selling a drug addict rapist to children. They are selling a sexual predator and don’t even know it.”