Friendship doesn’t at all times final perpetually. David Dobrik is being sued by former good friend Jeff Wittek – who ended up within the hospital after a stunt went horribly improper.
In response to paperwork obtained by Us Weekly, Wittek, 32, is asking for $10 million in damages for “common negligence and intentional tort” after Dobrik, 25, allegedly triggered him to overlook out on work and maintain hospital payments attributable to intense accidents.
The New York native claims he suffered facial fractures, eye harm and a damaged cranium after being swung from a rope tied to an excavator on the influencer’s residence in 2020. The submitting states that Dobrik was spinning the tools at “unsafe speeds,” inflicting Wittek to collide with the equipment and undergo a “myriad of accidents.” Footage from the accident was uploaded to YouTube on the time however has since been deleted.
Wittek has beforehand been vocal concerning the alleged incident. In February, he took to social media to disclose that he had just lately undergone his ninth surgical procedure.
“Surgical procedure went nice! 9 down 1 to go!” he wrote through Instagram alongside a carousel of images of himself within the hospital. “Lastly acquired one in every of these rattling plates out of my eye!”
That very same month, the comic confirmed he and Dobrik have been not on talking phrases as a result of Slovakia native allegedly failing to achieve out following Wittek’s hospitalization.
“I wakened from surgical procedure. A day goes by, no textual content for him. One other day goes by, no textual content,” Wittek stated throughout an episode of his “JeffFM” podcast on the time. “I take a look at his Instagram and it’s simply him, like, ‘Oh, I’m so pleased with my life proper now’ and simply [him] selling his vlog. I used to be similar to, you bought time to do that however you’ll be able to’t textual content me and be like, ‘Hey, did you go blind or not from my actions?’ Even now, per week later, I haven’t heard a peep.”
Wittek went on to name Dobrik a “scumbag good friend,” including, “I’ve been defending this man for thus lengthy and there’s a lot extra to the story than simply him not texting me for per week.”
The David’s Fragrance founder, for his half, spoke concerning the occasion on his personal podcast in March. “I want it was me up there. It’s essentially the most unlucky factor ever. And it’s a sh–ty — it’s an accident. That’s what it was. It’s an accident,” he stated, claiming that your entire stunt was initially Wittek’s thought.
This isn’t the primary time Dobrik and his Vlog Squad have come below fireplace. In March 2021, a lady accused Dominykas Zeglaitis (higher referred to as “Durte Dom”) of sexual assault. Zeglaitis was beforehand a part of Dobrik’s interior circle who movies content material for YouTube, TikTok and different social media platforms collectively.
In a since-deleted video titled, “SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE PLAYED WITH FIRE!!” from 2018, Zeglaitis, who not movies usually with Dobrik, revealed a number of faculty ladies responded to his Instagram request to have group intercourse. Whereas Dobrik initially stated within the video that it’s clear the “fivesome” wasn’t going to occur after spending time with the scholars, one of many ladies who met up with the group that night time has since alleged that Zeglaitis raped her after she was equipped with alcohol.
Dobrik later addressed the controversy in a two-minute video uploaded to his and Jason Nash’s Views channel, which has a considerably decrease variety of subscribers in comparison with his fundamental YouTube, saying he “doesn’t stand for any type of misconduct.”