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Popular YouTube streamer OnlyUseMeBlade has been accused of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman, and according to multiple reports, he was questioned by police on Wednesday.
Clips of OnlyUseMeBlade, whose real name is Brian Risso, allegedly assaulting a female streamer have been circulating on the internet for the past few days, but Risso reportedly reached out to YouTube gossip show host Keemstar to proclaim his innocence.
On Wednesday, Keemstar tweeted, “Blade just text[ed] me and said, ‘I want people to know I voluntarily came to the police station to clear my name because I’m innocent.’”
Risso responded Thursday morning to a Daily Dot request for comment by writing, “My official comment is ‘ayooooo.'”
A clip from the woman who was potentially assaulted showed her watching footage of the incident from an RV, including a moment where Risso apparently said on the stream, “It’s not rape if they don’t have an orgasm. Fuck it.” She also said as she watched, “So, I can’t joke about him raping me, but he can joke about fucking me when I’m clearly blackout drunk?”
In another clip, other streamers on the RV told the female streamer that OnlyUseMeBlade didn’t touch her and only laid next to her on the bed because it was the only one in the vehicle.
Later, Risso said “the entire internet thinks I fucking molested her” and suggested kicking her off the RV. Risso later told her that he never touched her.
“I did not do anything to you,” he told her. “Trust me.”
Previously, Risso had been accused of groping women on live streams, and there are multiple videos online of him allegedly touching women without their consent and with them getting angry about it. As YouTuber penguinz0 points out, Risso’s response in the past has been, “I just have a lot of love to give. If some random fucking ugly whore bitch gets groped, she gets groped. Accept it. You should be fucking welcome, whore. You should be honored that I would ever grope you, you stupid bitch.”
Risso rose to fame as a streamer with the Call of Duty game for his ability to only use a knife to kill his opponents (that’s why he calls himself OnlyUseMeBlade) and for not using guns. But he’s been banned by Twitch and Twitter for violating terms of service, and he’s often seen on his YouTube stream drinking excessively and passing out in front of the camera.
In April, Risso violently flung his dog across the room during a live stream, igniting the internet’s fury. That video was eventually deleted by YouTube for violating its policies on animal abuse. But his channel with 555,000 subscribers is still active.
Risso did not immediately respond to a Daily Dot request for further comment.
Josh Katzowitz is a staff writer at the Daily Dot specializing in YouTube and boxing. His work has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times. A longtime sports writer, he's covered the NFL for CBSSports.com and boxing for Forbes. His work has been noted twice in the Best American Sports Writing book series.