What Happened When YouTuber Onision Tried To Take Chris Hansen of ‘To Catch a Predator’ To Court?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Chris Hansen

YouTuber Onision (born Gregory James Daniel and also called James Jackson), who has been lively on the platform for a decade, has been a controversial determine for a lot of that point.

From questionable feedback about younger ladies’ our bodies as half
of a sequence on physique picture to eyebrow-raising polyamorous relationships with
younger girls and his husband, Kai Avaroe (a trans man initially often called
Laineybot who later recognized as nonbinary and at last as male), Onision has
sparked backlash for a few years now.

Most not too long ago, investigative journalist Chris Hansen, previously of NBC Dateline’s To Catch a Predator, has been interviewing a sequence of Onision’s alleged victims on his YouTube channel, Have a Seat With Chris Hansen. Onision has since been banned from Patreon and Twitch, however stays lively on YouTube.

In response to Hansen’s sequence, in addition to commentary by
fellow YouTuber Repzion, in regards to the allegations, Onision introduced he can be
searching for civil motion towards each males for alleged “harassment.”

 They, together with different content material creators on YouTube, discussed a leaked police report from Sept. 2020 that exposed Onision’s and Kai’s younger daughter had fallen out of a window and sustained critical accidents. Onision referred to as 911 on Hansen for arriving at his home with a digital camera crew, asking to listen to his facet of the story.

But at Onision’s courtroom date at Pierce County District Court in Washington state on Jan. 24, the case for an order of safety from harassment was summarily dismissed…by the YouTuber himself.

Chris Hansen
Chris Hansen | Brad Barket/Getty Images

Hansen has been interviewing alleged victims of Onision on his YouTube sequence ‘Have a Seat With Chris Hansen’

For the previous a number of months, Hansen has been interviewing Onision’s alleged victims on his YouTube channel. A younger woman named Sarah, who was underneath Kai’s and Onision’s authorized guardianship quickly when she was underage, claimed each adults groomed her as a minor and slept along with her as quickly as she got here of age.

Meanwhile, Canadian pop artist Shiloh Hoganson, who now goes by the stage title Lyldoll, claimed Onision abused her whereas they dated, having met her on-line when she was nonetheless a minor and slept along with her as quickly as she turned the authorized age in her state.

Over the course of their relationship, she claimed Onision filmed her having seizures as a substitute of searching for medical consideration, along with shaving her head with out consent.

Several different alleged victims, together with YouTuber Billie Dawn Webb, claimed Kai exchanged and solicited express footage with them once they had been underneath the authorized age of consent.

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Onision served the flawed Chris Hansen

At his Jan. 24 courtroom date, there was a direct downside with Hansen’s look, based on unique courtroom audio from Hansen’s lawyer Mike Morse. Onision hadn’t served the precise Chris Hansen in any respect.

“You must have proper service of process,” Morse stated in a video
in regards to the case. “And on this case, James Jackson served the flawed Chris Hansen
in Connecticut.”

The Hansen who was served wrote a response to the choose,
which learn partly, “I’ve nothing to do with this very public case and don’t
know the petitioner or the meant respondent…I’m not Chris Hansen from To
Catch a Predator
. Given that I’m not the meant recipient of this
grievance, there shouldn’t be a case towards me.”

As such, Hansen didn’t have to look in courtroom, as he was by no means correctly served.

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The YouTuber dismissed his personal grievance towards each Hansen and Repzion

While Hansen wasn’t formally served, YouTuber Repzion was, main followers to flock to the courtroom to pack the seats. Still, although, Onision dismissed his personal request for an order of safety towards the YouTube commentator, saying his legal professional had suggested in any other case.

“When the police officer gave me advice, he suggested I take the avenue of petitioning for an anti-harassment order,” Onision advised the choose. “I followed his advice, and when I consulted legal feedback…they indicated that there are different options that would be more effective. And so I decided it would be best if I withdrew from this and moved forward with other [avenues.]”

“I’m deciphering your assertion right here to imply that you just’re
asking for a dismissal?” the choose requested.

“I am, Your Honor,” Onision responded.

The courtroom date could be over, however the battle between Onision and different YouTube content material creators probably isn’t. While Onision and Kai haven’t taken any additional authorized motion but, they’ve promised to take action on social media.

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