YOUTUBE star Jeff Wittek has shared images of himself with a black eye in a recent video addressing allegations made against the Vlog Squad.
The pictures left viewers wondering what happened. Here is what we know.
What happened to Jeff Wittek’s eye?
In a video titled My Truth, Jeff Wittek addresses serious claims made against members of the YouTube group Vlog Squad.
But he starts the video by speaking about his eye after a period off camera.
He said he has had “a couple of eye surgeries” but “wanted to keep that part of my life private”.
Jeff said his eye had looked “pretty gnarly” so he didn’t want to appear publicly.
But he did share a photo of him with a bruised, purple eye and another while in hospital.
The internet personality did not elaborate further on what caused the injury, but it is understood it stemmed from an accident in the summer of 2020.
In June 2020 he apologised on Instagram for not posting any new pictures after having an “accident” which “broke my face and skull in a few places”.
But he said he felt “more alive than ever” and would “heal up as good as new”.
He shared no further details of the incident, aside from that it was caused while shooting a vlog.
What has Jeff Wittek said about the Vlog Squad?
The Vlog Squad is facing serious allegations of sexual assault.
An explosive article published by Business Insider in March 2020 reported that a woman featured on the channel was raped by member Durte Dom in 2018.
Jeff was dragged into the controversy after it was alleged he bought alcohol for underage girls the same night of the reported sexual assault.
He denies the allegations, but photos show he was there while the victim was carried out of the apartment.
And her friend told Insider she recalls Jeff going out to buy drinks that same night.
In the My Truth video, Jeff claims the only person who accused him of buying alcohol for minors was Trisha Paytas – whom he has a ongoing feud with following her messy breakup with his friend Jason Nash.
He added: “It just makes me angry because it is so not true.”
He concluded by accusing both Trisha and Insider of spreading fake news.
But Jeff has said what Dom did was “horrible and disgusting” and he has donated money to a charity which helps victims of sexual assault.
He has also reiterated that he had “absolutely nothing to do” with the events that night.
Jeff tweeted this week: “My heart goes out entirely to the victim. I am truly sorry you were in that situation, which I was not aware of at the time.
“The disgusting actions Dom had committed to you, I absolutely do not condone.
“I’ve done a lot of dumb s**t in my life but if I was in the room where a girl was potentially going to get assaulted, I would absolutely never ever sit there and let that happen.
“As for my involvement in the video, I was under the impression it was a consensual bit.
“I have absolutely nothing to do with nor any influence with this disgusting act nor did I purchase anything to allow this to happen.
“I have tremendous respect for all women, and would not let any actions like this happen to anyone. With much love and respect.”
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