YouTuber Jeff Wittek Claims David Dobrik Brought on Close to-Deadly Accident
David Dobrik and Jeff Wittek's falling out has formally crossed over into authorized territory.
In line with court docket paperwork obtained by E! Information on June 23, former Vlog Squad member Wittek is suing Dobrik for $10 million in damages regarding "normal negligence and intentional tort" following a near-fatal accident that occurred in June 2020.
Within the criticism filed in Los Angeles, Calif., Wittek, 32, mentioned that because of the actions of Dobrik, 25, he has suffered from "wage loss, hospital and medical bills, and lack of incomes capability."
In Wittek's 2021 YouTube docu-series, Don't Try This At Home, the YouTuber shared details behind the incident that he mentioned prompted injury to each his face and cranium.
Explaining that he was making an attempt to make a humorous video with a gaggle of vloggers whereas they have been in Utah, Wittek mentioned that at one level, the group determined to position an excavator automobile in a lake and swing individuals round from a rope. In his video, Wittek mentioned that Dobrik was within the driver's seat of the excavator when it was his flip to take part.
"I attempted to make a goddamn humorous video for individuals, however that is the place I made a mistake," Wittek mentioned within the April 2021 episode. "I forgot the most important f--king fool I do know was driving it."
Nearly a yr later, Dobrik addressed the incident on his VIEWS video podcast.
"The Jeff factor is the f--king worst," Dobrik mentioned through the March 2022 episode. "That day is like, the worst, the worst factor that is ever occurred to me and I want I might f--king do something to take that day again and be like, I want it was me up there. And it is a s--tty—it is an accident. That is what it was. It is an accident."
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Later within the episode, he added, "On the finish of the day, I used to be the one f--king driving it. It was my video. He acquired damage as a result of I used to be driving. That is it and I f--king know that and like I mentioned, any probability I might get, I might take that again…That'll be the most important remorse of my life. My whole life. I actually hope there's not a second that I remorse as a lot as that one."
E! Information has reached out to Dobrik's reps for remark and has not heard again.
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