“With the Seth situation, I’m sorry to Seth because, like I said, I just want to make videos where everybody in it, whether you’re participating or watching, is enjoying and having a good time,” David said. “And I missed the mark with that one, and I’m really sorry. I truly, truly am.”

The 2017 video was entitled “HE THOUGHT HE WAS KISSING HER!! (SUPER CRINGEY).” In the video, which was removed from YouTube but is still up on David’s Facebook page, David explained that he was pulling a prank on Joseth by making him assume he would be making out with a female YouTuber named Corinna while she was wearing a disguise. But Joseth actually ended up kissing a disguised man named Jason Nash, who is a frequent collaborator of David’s.

Joseth told Buzzfeed News that he had not given his consent to kiss Jason. In the Buzzfeed News interview, Joseth alleged he was informed by a worker for a sexual assault hotline after filming the video that he had been sexually assaulted, and when he subsequently told David and Jason this, they offered him money to let them keep the video online. Joseth said he declined the payment and texted the two guys to say everything would “be OK.”

According to Buzzfeed News, David’s reps did not respond to requests for comment. 

In his March 16 YouTube message, David went on to refer to a former Vlog Squad member named Dominykas Zeglaitis, a.k.a. Durte Dom. David did not mention Dom’s last name in the new video.