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USC sues YouTubers for ‘Russian mafia’ pranks that scared students, disrupted classes

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  • The University of Southern California has sued YouTubers Ernest Kanevsky and Yuguo Bai, neither of them USC students, accusing them of barging into classrooms during live lectures and creating disturbances for YouTube videos.
  • Their most recent “prank” was conducted last month, which resulted in them getting detained by the university’s public safety department.
  • On Friday, a local court granted USC’s request for a temporary restraining order against Kanevsky and Bai to prevent them from entering the campus. The university also sought damages for attorney fees and other costs.
  • Kanevsky, who goes by Eric Kanevsky on his YouTube channel, has apparently deleted videos filmed at USC but kept prank videos staged at other college campuses.

The University of Southern California filed a lawsuit last week against two YouTubers for reportedly staging pranks on the school’s Los Angeles campus.

Ernest Kanevsky and Yuguo Bai, neither of them USC students, were accused of disrupting classes and uploading the videos of the disruptions on YouTube.