DAVID DOBRIK’S ASSISTANT NATALIE RESPONDS TO VLOG SQUAD CONTROVERSY
HIS SECOND ATTEMPT.
Dobrik released a seven-minute video in response on March 22 – his second apology so far.
TAKING SOME TIME.
In the video he revealed he would be “taking a short break” from social media.
Natalie Mariduena is Dobrik’s best friend, assistant, and is dating fellow Vlog Squad member Toddy Smith.
As someone central to the group, it was only a matter of time before she was required to speak out on the matter.
“I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about the recent allegations, and because of the severity, it’s taken me time to process. Like many of you, I’m upset and angry and do not condone the behavior detailed in the article.”
“I want to make it clear that I acknowledge, hear and support those who came forward and I stand by the victims.”
The backlash has resulted in Dobrik losing sponsorships with companies such as Electronic Arts and HBO.