The 24-year-old member of David Dobrik’s Vlog Squad, Brandon Calvillo, has drawn criticism for apparently dating Lacy James, an 18-year-old woman. Trisha Paytas revealed that Calvillo was knowingly seeing an underage girl in a recently deleted video where she also compared David Dobrik to Ted Bundy and announced her breakup with Jason Nash due to some crude remarks. This sparked a firestorm online, with other YouTubers and reaction channels running with the idea.
“We never intended to have to make this film, but certain damaging allegations about our relationship have been spreading online,” Calvillo said. They first connected on the dating app Bumble and began “hanging out.” James was only 17 years old at the time, but the couple insists they had not “slept together” and were not even dating.