She is a well-know YouTuber and entertainer who has been around for more than 10 years. It's very hard to describe her... She makes mukbangs, trolls people, cries on the kitchen floor, loves Fashion Nova and role plays as a Starbucks barista. She is a ditzy California girl, but she can also be brutally honest and too real at times. She has talked about her child sexual abuse, prostitution experience and mental health issues on numerous occasions. She suffers from BPD and schizophrenia, I think.
She was co-hosting a show called Frenemies, but had issues over creative control with Ethan Klein. Trisha and Ethan had an online spat for days, where most of people sided with him. This has triggered a large portion of their fanbase to be upset at Trisha for the cancellation of the show and the target of continuous online harassment for months.
During her time in Frenemies, Trisha helped a rape victim receive justice. She helped corroborate her story, which led to an Insider article about David Dobrik and the Vlog Squad. Dobrik provided alcohol to this young woman to help his friend rape her, which was used as footage for a vlog. The video was uploaded to millions of people with a lighthearted tone, making the victim seem like she agreed to have a threesome with Dobrik's friend while he recorded the situation unravel. Afterwards, the victim contacted Dobrik to ask him to delete it, which he refused.
Ethan, on his thirst for views and possibly revenge, decided to make a podcast episode on Trisha questioning the veracity of her claims. I don't want to make the post too long, but essentially Ethan thinks that because Trisha possibly lied about getting a dog with an ex-boyfriend years ago, that has made him question everything that she has ever said. Dobrik's fans have taken this and used it to discredit Trisha and the rape victim's testimony.
For weeks, the harassment and hate mob has been building up and progressively getting worse. People are commenting really heinous stuff all over her social media like the fact that they were happy that she is infertile, hoping that she gets hurt, saying that she deserved to be abused, etc. Ethan's fans are also calling the police on them, doxing and harassing people in their lives, contacting her sponsors to get her dropped and calling her fiancé's workplace. On the topic of Moses, Trisha's fiancé and Ethan's brother-in-law... Last week two women have come forward to accuse him of rape via stealthing. Both parties have released statements and screenshots of their messages. These two women dated him before he met Trisha, but somehow the vitriol is shifted back to her and some people are giddy at the possibility that she might be in an abusive relationship or is being manipulated by someone who is just using her for money.
Recently, a woman released two videos questioning Trisha's sexual abuse, citing the low crime rate in Trisha's hometown and the fact that the man who abused her was a war veteran as the reasons why she couldn't be a victim of sexual abuse. Initially, Trisha named her abuser and said that the man had a child pornography arrest record, which she has admitted that the latter was an error on her side. But people are still harping on her to the point where she is having a mental breakdown online.
She has asked Ethan and his wife if they can please stop mentioning her on their podcast because each time they do, a new wave of people send her hate. Every video that Ethan and Hila upload that has Trisha as clickbait receives double and sometimes even triple the views. They both denied her request and shifted the blame back to her. Then they pressured her to be completely open about her history of sexual abuse as a child, which she is not ready to do. Besides, I am not sure if sharing more details will calm the angry mob who will use anything to discredit her. I know Trisha has done very questionable things, but I am just finding their response cold and callous.
I understand that people might not like Trisha and that she is a controversial figure, but people are starting to push things too far in my opinion. Underneath it all, she is a mentally ill person, who needs help. It's like as if people think that women who are not "good" deserve to be dehumanized, bullied and abused. I am also appalled at the way how they have weaponized her past sexual abuse and how this could set a precedent on how rape victims' stories are treated online. What do you think of the situation?