According to Nguyen, Gatdula appears to be targeting vulnerable young women and manipulating them.
“And girls… particularly be aware that he will say whatever it takes to sway you to feel sorry for him and to get close to you. To everyone else who follows any community: dance, gaming, YouTube artists… he WILL name drop and stretch his connections to make it seem like he will do or say whatever it takes to convince you that he’s the real deal.
“Can you think of those who will fall for this? High Schoolers and minors… yes… he has played this card multiple times too to fool them by plugging into their interests. He prides himself on being able to ‘represen’ people and products with his sales tactics that he has gained while working in retail… this is what he loves to do…”
Nguyen’s comments have also been verified and supported by Gina Darling, who has had her own fair share of uncomfortable experiences with the alleged scammer.
Darling explained her side of the story in a series of tweets, writing, “He’s a predator and scammer that scammed me and many others for money + took pix of my friend while she was sleepin, crawled into bed with her, and told people he slept with her.”
In addition to these abusive behaviors, Gatdula is also being accused of scamming people out of thousands of dollars by pretending to be a war veteran with PTSD. Darling continued in a separate tweet, “He scammed me and my friends out of thousands of dollars claiming he has PTSD from being a war veteran. He was never in combat. We found out that the things he asked for help with, his PARENTS had already paid for. His own dad told me that.”
According to the YouTuber, Gatdula has repeatedly claimed to be “best friends” with Darling to trick girls into spending time with him and insisting that he could help these girls if they wanted to get into making YouTube videos.
Since these accusations surfaced and went viral, Gatdula has responded in a single tweet, admitting to the accusations of him taking photos of a sleeping woman then claiming to have slept with her.
He wrote, “Yes, it was completely creepy. I did personally apologize multiple times to her a few years ago. It doesn’t erase nor correct what I did whatsoever. I know that and it continues to haunt me years later.”
He has yet to respond to the remaining accusations.