Hours earlier, Spark Capital made its own announcement. “In light of recent news about the Vlog Squad and David Dobrik, the cofounder of Dispo, we have made the decision to sever all ties with the company,” a tweeted statement read. “We have stepped down from our position on the board and we are in the process of making arrangements to ensure we do not profit from our recent investment in Dispo.”

On March 16, Business Insider published an allegation from a woman, called by the pseudonym Hannah, who spoke with the website under the condition of anonymity. Hannah alleged to the website that in 2018 while a 20-year-old college student, she and Dominykas Zeglaitis had a sexual encounter. According to the report, citing phone interviews with Hannah, she was allegedly incapacitated by alcohol, which she claimed members of the Vlog Squad provided to her and her friends, and could not consent. 

According to Business Insider, Dobrik allegedly filmed Hannah at Zeglaitis’ apartment and as she entered his bedroom. Per the report, he allegedly later uploaded a “SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE PLAYED WITH FIRE!!” vlog that amassed 5 million views before it was deleted at her request.  

Zeglaitis, who is no longer part of the Vlog Squad, declined to comment to Business Insider about the allegations. In a statement released to E! News on March 16 about the Business Insider story, Dobrik’s attorney Bryan Freedman said, “David will be addressing his community directly. Anyone who knows him knows he does not condone misconduct in any form. Vlog participants provide consent before anything is posted. Whenever consent is retracted, posts are removed. Any insinuation of wrongdoing is inaccurate and defamatory.” E! News reached out to Zeglaitis for comment on March 16 and has not heard back. 

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