A Russian YouTuber has been arrested for allegedly livestreaming a horrifying video during which his near-naked, pregnant girlfriend died after his viewers paid to see her abused, in line with a report.
Stas Reeflay, 30, pressured Valentina “Valya” Grigoryeva, 28, who was carrying solely underwear, into the subzero chilly after a viewer paid him $1,000 to hold out the sickening act, East2West Information reported, citing BAZA media.
The girl died of suspected hypothermia, in line with the report.
Reeflay — whose actual title is Stanislav Reshetnikov — continued recording even after he realized that his girlfriend was “half useless” on a balcony at his residence within the village of Ivanovka, close to Moscow, East2West reported.
“Valya, are you alive?” he was heard saying as he tried to revive her with the digital camera rolling. “My bunny, what’s up with you? Valya! Valya! Rattling, you appear like you’re useless.
“Bunny, come on … inform me one thing. I’m worrying. Rattling … I don’t really feel her heartbeat,” he continued.
Reeflay then advised his tens of hundreds of followers: “Guys … No pulse … she’s pale. She just isn’t respiratory.”
He pleaded for Grigoryeva to get up, telling her: “I like you!”
In a earlier broadcast, the boyfriend from hell — who receives on-line donations for his sick stunts — showered her with pepper spray, in line with the information outlet.
Feminist activist Liza Lazerson slammed YouTube for “prohibiting the unfold of nipples however exhibiting scenes of violence and cruelty in opposition to girls with out issues.
“The girl dies on air and the viewers sends donations to the killer. This should cease,” she warned. “Such movies are calmly broadcast to the entire world, which means one thing is damaged. Till that is fastened, censorship is important.”
Reeflay faces as much as two years within the slammer if forensic consultants show that the girl died of hypothermia, in line with the Mirror, citing experiences about legislation enforcement.
“Data may also be checked about potential illegal actions in opposition to the deceased by the younger man in whose home the physique was discovered,” the Russian Investigative Committee mentioned, the outlet reported.
A YouTube rep advised the Mirror: “We’re shocked to study of this tragic incident. This type of graphic content material just isn’t acceptable on YouTube.
“Though the unique livestream didn’t happen on YouTube, we rapidly eliminated re-uploads and terminated the related account,” she added.