Ace Family YouTuber Austin McBroom responds to Cole Carrigan rape allegations
16 October 2019, 12:33
Leslie Hannah Belle and Keemstar also addressed the allegations against Austin McBroom and Catherine Paiz, after The Ace Family Is Over Party and The Ace Family Is Cancelled began trending on Twitter.
Austin McBroom from YouTube's Ace Family has responded to claims from Cole Carrigan that he allegedly raped a woman.
Yesterday (Oct 14), beauty vlogger Cole Carrigan published a video on YouTube titled: 'The Truth About The Ace Family'. The 15-minute exposé sees Cole make a series of allegations against the Ace Family.
In the video, Cole states that a friend of his called him on June 22, alleging that Austin McBroom had raped her in a hotel in Miami. He also claimed that Austin tried to force himself on another woman and that the Ace Family paid gossip vlogger Keemstar $500,000 to keep the story silent.
Who are The Ace Family and what is 'The Ace Family Is Over Party'?
The Ace Family are a YouTube family made up of husband and wife duo, Austin McBroom and Catherine Paiz, and their two young daughters, Elle and Alaïa. The ACE family are best known for posting personal videos including proposal videos and birth videos. Shortly after Cole posted 'The Truth About The Ace Family', #TheAceFamilyIsOverParty began trending on Twitter and more allegations about Austin and Catherine came forward, including accusations of racism.
Now Austin has taken to Twitter to respond to the allegations. Austin tweeted: "I hope you really all understand what's going on here...", alongside a statement denying the allegations. He wrote: "If you have not heard, I have recently been a victim of extortion defamation and slander." He then continued: "Thank you to all my Ace Family members for all of your concerns and thank you to those who know my character and my heart."
Austin added: "My family and I are dealing with this matter privately and taking legal action. Bullying, extortion, slander and defamation of character is something I will not stand for and I can promise that justice will be served."
I hope you really all understand what’s going on here... pic.twitter.com/rQ2HEOBFnW— Austin McBroom (@AustinMcbroom) October 15, 2019
Austin also included screenshots in his response of model Leslie Hannah Belle's now-deleted Instagram posts about Cole's allegations. In the screenshots, Leslie claims to be the second woman who Cole mentions in his initial video. She writes: "I feel like this video was made for the wrong reasons, and this wasn't Cole's story to tell."
Leslie then claims that Cole originally wanted to "scare" the Ace Family into paying him and Leslie off instead of posting a video about the story, alongside a screenshot of their conversation. "Cole even texted me saying we could potentially get $100,000 from this, following the claim that Drama Alert was payed off $500k."
Leslie ended the now-deleted post stating: "I wanted to say that Austin McBroom is not to blame in the situation, and did not rape me or anyone. I'm currently handing this situation in my own way."
Keemstar has also addressed Cole's allegations. Last night (Oct 15), he posted a Drama Alert video in which he denies ever receiving $500,0000 from the Ace Family to keep quiet about the allegations against them. In the video, Keem says that he only sent a message to Cole claiming that he was paid $500,000 as a joke.
As it stands Cole, is yet to address Austin, Leslie or Keemstar's comments. We shall update you if he does.