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Ice Poseidon Admits to Profiting $300,000 in Crypto Scheme



The streamer told Coffeezilla he plans on keeping a portion of his profits in an effort “to look out for” himself.

Ice Poseidon Launches CXCoin

Streamer Ice Poseidon admitted to YouTuber Coffeezilla that he personally profited $300,000 from a pump and dump crypto scheme he set up. 

Coffeezilla, the self-proclaimed “Internet Detective,” claims Ice Poseidon “scammed his followers” out of a total of $500,000. Ice Poseidon, whose real name is Paul Denino, said he plans on keeping at least some of the cash. 

According to Coffeezilla, Denino launched a cryptocurrency he called CXCoin in July. As influencer crypto scams were making headlines over the past year, Denino frequently defended himself against accusations that his coin might be part of the problem. 

“Ice Poseidon repeatedly told skeptics that he couldn’t ‘rug’ this coin if he wanted to,” Coffeezilla said. “He had locked all his money up in a smart contract. He told me that in DMs. He said, ‘Don’t worry no rug here all the money is locked.”

Coffeezilla said Denino was able to convince a number of other creators and news outlets that his coin was trustworthy even as red flags started popping up. 

“He even gave me his wallet addresses and told me to hold him accountable,” Coffeezilla explained.  “He wasn’t going to do anything shady.” 

Denino, however, allegedly ended up giving Coffeezilla the wrong wallet so Coffeezilla could not track his personal transactions. 

For example one of the things he didn’t tell me was the fact that he took out $200,000 from the liquidity pool at the very beginning, which is directly at odds with what Ice Poseidon told me when I asked,” Coffeezilla claimed. “He said ‘Don’t worry, the money is locked up.’ Except for $200,000 I guess.” 

Coffeezilla Alleges Funds Were Misused

Coffeezilla went on to allege that funds in CXCoin’s marketing wallet were also misused. While that money was supposed to be used for marketing campaigns, Denino eventually started complaining on Telegram that his pricey tactics were not working and suggested the funds be used elsewhere. 

Coffeezilla later claimed that he found $250,000 missing from the marketing wallet. He also noted that at around the time Denino launched the coin, he bought a Tesla. 

Denino continued to defend his practices, but Coffeezilla said he felt he had no choice but to contact Denino after a recent discovery.

“On Jan. 22, 2022, using his wallet that he didn’t tell me about, he drained the liquidity pool, essentially killing his own coin and taking the money from investors,” Coffeezilla alleged. “To be specific, he drained about 90% of the funds, which is about $300,000.” 

In his video, Coffeezilla included clips of a call the two had together. In part of their conversation, Denino refused to give the money back. 

Denino Refuses to Give Money Back

“I’m trying to get you to return the money because it’s 100% still available and you could do that,” Coffeezilla said to Denino. 

“Yeah, I could give the money back. It is within my power,” Denino replied. “But I’m going to look out for myself not do that. You know, I don’t know what else to say. That’s just the most honest answer.” 

Denino also claimed that his choice to drain the funds was not “rugging” because he still left some money in the liquidity pool. He claims he was justified in taking that large portion out.

The crypto market is crashing and there is $300,000 in there. There are two options, right?” he explained. “Leave the money in there BNB goes down to $100, the money goes to shit anyways. Or I can take it and the money is not just going to dust.”

Coffezilla and other critics have pushed back against this defense, arguing that the money was never Denino’s to begin with and it instead belonged to investors. Therefore, the investors should have had a say and an ability to sell out. 

Denino repeatedly switched blame to investors instead of himself, claiming they could have gotten out at an earlier time. 

After their conversation, Denino allegedly reached out to Coffeezilla to say he had plans to put $155,000 back into the liquidity, which he believes is enough for everyone to sell if they have not already.

According to Coffeezilla, an admin has only reached out to investors to say $45,000 has been put back in.

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Andrew Tate to Remain in Romanian Detention After Losing Appeal



The controversial influencer, accused of sex trafficking and organized crime, has maintained his innocence. 

Appeal Rejected

A Romanian court on Wednesday upheld a judge’s decision to extend influencer Andrew Tate’s arrest another 30 days.

The judge initially tacked the extra time onto his detention on Jan. 20. According to BBC News, the judge cited “the capacity…of the defendants to exercise permanent psychological control over the victims, including by resorting to constant acts of violence”.

Tate appealed that decision alongside his brother and two others, all of whom were arrested as part of an ongoing sex trafficking and organized crime investigation. The court’s Wednesday decision rejected that appeal, meaning Tate and the other accused individuals will remain in custody until at least Feb. 27. 

Investigators claim that Tate lured victims under the guise of a romantic relationship, only to place them under surveillance and force them to make pornographic content. Tate has denied the accusations. 

“You know I’m innocent,” Tate said to reporters Wednesday morning while walking into the courtroom.

“Ask them for evidence and they will give you none,” he added while leaving court. “Because it doesn’t exist. You’ll find out the truth of this case soon.” 

Tate’s Controversial Online Presence

Ever since December his arrest, Tate’s Twitter account has continued to post sometimes cryptic messages about the investigation into him. 

“Would your life be fine without you?” he tweeted on Tuesday, one day before his appeal was rejected. “In Romania. They can steal your life without a trial. They do not need evidence, In this system, innocent men return to ruined lives. My life outside is fine. But for most men, 6 months detained and their whole life will crumble.”

Tate is a controversial online figure famous for spreading violent misogyny to his often young male followers. He has been banned by a number of social media platforms for his drastic remarks, including one where he said rape victims should “bear responsibility” for the assault they endured. 

Tate and his brother recently added high-profile lawyer Tina Glandian to their defense team. Glandian has previously represented celebrities like Chris Brown, Jussie Smollett, and Kesha. 

On Wednesday, she said there is a “lack of evidence against the Tate brothers.”

“So far the system has failed,” she said, via the Associated Press.

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QTCinderalla Vows to Sue Deepfake Website: “Constant Objectification” is “Exhausting”



The streamer said that anyone who chooses to view nonconsensual deepfake porn is “the problem.”

QTCinderella Plans Legal Action

Twitch streamer QTCinderalla said during a Monday stream that she is going to sue the maker of a website that hosts explicit deepfake images of herself and other content creators. 

“I promise you, with every part of my fucking soul, I am going to sue you,” QTCinderella, whose real name is Blaire, said through tears. 

Blaire went live after fellow streamer Atrioc accidentally revealed on Twitch that he had an open tab to a website that hosts deepfake porn. Graphic images of high-profile female streamers were visible his browser, and the website also includes deepfakes of more creators, including Blaire. 

Atrioc apologized for accessing deepfake images on a website that promotes explicit content of his female streaming colleagues. He claimed that he got “morbidly curious” and “clicked something” after falling down an artificial intelligence rabbit hole online. 

“It’s gross,” he said. “It’s gross and I’m sorry.” 

In the past, Blaire has talked about having to pay services thousands of dollars to remove graphic deepfake content that has been posted without her consent. Despite those efforts, it is an issue she still has to deal with on a regular basis. 

“Fuck the fucking Internet,” she said during her Monday stream. “Fuck the constant objectification and exploitation of women, it’s exhausting.”

“Fuck Atrioc for showing it to thousands of people,” she continued. “Fuck the people DMing me pictures of myself from that website.” 

The Objectification of Female Streamers

Blaire said that it “should not be a part of [her] job” to constantly fight for this content to be removed from the Internet, nor should it be her job to deal with the onslaught of harassment that comes with the dissemination of these fabricated images. 

“If you are able to look at women who are not selling themselves or benefiting off of being seen sexually — they’re not benefiting, they’re not selling it, they’re not platforming it themselves — if you are able to look at that, you are the problem,” she said. “You see women as an object.” 

On Twitter, she explained that the repercussions of these deepfakes go far beyond exploitation and violation. 

“The amount of body dysmorphia I’ve experienced since seeing those photos has ruined me,” she said. 

She was far from the only person to call out how invasive it is to post or consume deepfake content of people who did not consent to being depicted in a sexual manner. 

“Stop sexualizing people without their consent,” Pokimane, who is also among the female streamers featured on the site, said. “That’s it, that’s the tweet.”

No one should have themselves be put on a deepfake porn website w/o their consent and it’s fucking disgusting at the men who are making light of this shit. fucking despicable,” another person wrote.

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Britney Spears Asks For Privacy After Fans Called Cops to Conduct a Wellness Check on Her



Fans said they were concerned after the singer deleted her Instagram account.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was updated to include a statement from Britney Spears

Fans Call 911

Britney Spears said her fans “went a little too far” after some called the police to conduct a wellness check on her. 

The fans, many fueled by online conspiracy theories, were concerned about Spears because she deleted her Instagram account. While this is something the singer has done multiple times in the past, her fans thought she had left secret signals in her last post suggesting she needed help.

Some even posted videos of them calling emergency services on TikTok, a platform that is full of conspiracy videos about Spears. 

“I love and adore my fans but this time things went a little too far and my privacy was invaded,” Spears wrote in a statement on Thursday, citing “prank phone calls” that were made to police.

According to Spears, officers did not enter her home because once they got to her gate, they “quickly realized there was no issue and left immediately.”

“This felt like I was being gaslit and bullied once the incident made it to the news and being portrayed once again in a poor and unfair light by the media,” Spears continued. “During this time in my life, I truly hope the public and my fans who I care so much about can respect my privacy moving forward.”

On Wednesday, a spokesperson for Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Page Six that the department “did get calls into our dispatch” but added there was no reason to believe that Spears was “in any kind of harm or any kind of danger.”

That spokesperson declined to say if officials contacted Spears or conducted a wellness check, citing privacy and public trust issues.

The Prominence of Britney Spears Conspiracies 

Just over a year has passed since Spears was freed from a highly restrictive conservatorship that controlled her life and finances for 13 years. Throughout the conservatorship, fans tried to use the pop icon’s social media to pick up clues that she was secretly struggling. She did not publicly speak about the conservatorship until the summer of 2021. 

Now that she has her freedom, fans are still reading heavily into her posts. Some believe there are hidden messages in her captions and in the gestures she does while dancing. Others think she is dead, missing, or hiding and that a body double is being used in her posts. Some are so concerned that they are coordinating a mass effort to pressure the Los Angeles Times into investigating Spears’ whereabouts and safety. 

In the last several years, many have reflected on Spears’ early days in the spotlight and the cruel ways she was harassed and targeted by paparazzi, news outlets, and culture at large. Often the punchline to a joke throughout the 2000s, many now sympathize with Spears, who was forced to endure heavy public scrutiny at a young age. Documentaries like “Framing Britney Spears” prompted many to see Spears as a victim of abusive media tactics, not the “crazy” woman tabloids painted her to be. 

Many are now concerned that fans are only going to subject Spears to a new onslaught of harassment by calling the police to her house. Even if the conspiracy theories are technically well-intentioned and often come from a place of concern, some believe they will jumpstart a media frenzy that could harm Spears’ mental well-being.

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