Youtuber Léo Grasset, alias DirtyBiology, accused of rape and sexual violence, he contests

Youtuber Léo Grasset, alias DirtyBiology, accused of rape and sexual violence, he contests

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The famous youtubeur Léo Grasset, alias DirtyBiology, is accused by eight women, including other Youtube videographers, of rape, gender-based and sexual violence or psychological violence. Assertions, which the principal concerned denies.

In a long investigation published in Médiapart, eight women accuse the youtuber of more than 1.2 million subscribers of rape and sexual or psychological violence. A challenge denied by the main interested party, Léo Grasset, alias DirtyBiology.

Accumulating more than 90 million views on his youtube channel, the 32-year-old videographer recently posted a denial on his Twitter account and claims to be “at the full disposal of the judicial authority if it deems it necessary to open an investigation. “.

Médiapart certifies that no complaint has yet been filed against Léo Grasset. Through a testimony, Lisa – borrowed first name – is formal, the young man would have “maintained her with his hands around her neck” then “penetrated with very strong blows” when she had let him know that she was not consenting. “I tell him several times that I don’t want to,” she confides to Médiapart.

ud83dudd34 Léo Grasset: Lisa, a successful youtuber who chose to remain anonymous, recounts what she describes as “rape” – it allegedly took place in 2016. Here is her testimony.https://t.co/ hb0UV34i7t pic.twitter.com/ouonq3T8Iv

— In the open air – Mediapart ud83dudd34 (@_alairlibre) June 23, 2022

On the networks the controversy quickly pushed videographers to express themselves on the subject. This is the case of “Manon Bril”, youtuber with 673,000 subscribers on her channel “It’s another story”, who attests to having been the victim of “psychological violence”. The latter is one of the eight women who accuse Léo Grasset.

Here is Mediapart’s investigation into Léo Grasset (Dirtybiology), reporting the accusations of 8 women, including me: accusations of rape, sexist and sexual violence, psychological violence (I am concerned by the last point). https://t.co/CgICnfCFoA

— Manon Bril (yes it’s a nickname) (@ManonBrilCUAH) June 23, 2022

Youtuber Simon Puech (402,000 subscribers), meanwhile, posted a tweet assuming that some were aware of these stories: “It was about time it came out, the omerta in the middle was becoming unbearable,” he wrote.

Who is Leo Grasset?

DirtyBiology is a videographer who has made a name for himself in the Youtube landscape through popular science videos, experiments or historical facts. His videos are massively viewed, between 500,000 and 2 million views on average.

According to another Youtuber (Linguisticae, 381,000 subscribers), Léo Grasset has already been faced with accusations of sexual violence. “It’s been two years since I was informed of these accusations and I confronted Leo on this subject. I have not had any contact with him since. Support for victims” he explains in a tweet.

It’s been two years since I learned of these accusations and confronted Leo about it. I haven’t had any contact with him since.
Support for victims.https://t.co/2spd1y2EGN

— Mounted from Linguisticae (@Linguisticae) June 23, 2022

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