Dream Grooming Drama: Everything We Know So Far


Dream Grooming Drama: Everything We Know So Far

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Popular Minecraft streamer Dream finally decided to do a face reveal a few weeks ago, which set the internet wild with people coming to know his identity. The gamer made this very famous video where he completed the Minecraft speedrun and beat the game in 22 minutes. The streamer is currently in the limelight because of a grooming scandal.

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Dream was allegedly ‘grooming’ a 17-year-old girl in 2020, during quarantine. We have explained the entire drama and everything that we know so far in the following article.

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Dream Grooming Scandal

On October 14, 2022, a burner account (@burner39413705) on Twitter released screenshots of text messages between Dream and Anastasia who is one of his former fans. The screenshots were not explicit in nature, and contained suggestive messages which were quite cringing, and uncomfortable. After the tweet, Anastasia took to her Twitter account which is now private to share details and her point of view about this matter. She claimed that she was ‘groomed’ by the streamer when she was 17. All these interactions took place in 2020 when Dream was 20 years old.

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Dream has been accused of grooming minors

Following the tweets by Anastasia, Dream shared three Twitter posts which are now deleted to give clearance form his end. He shared from his alternate account to deny all the claims. He also shared a Twitlonger post to further his defense.

The first set of screenshots included a few of the tweets that Anastasia had made in the wake of Dream’s face reveal. The burner account claimed that the YouTuber revealed his face because he was afraid that Anastasia would leak it first.

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The second set of screenshots documented further interactions between the pair which were quite suggestive. Conversations on iMessage were also shared. According to the texts, Dream apparently invited Anastasia to his bedroom and his kitchen.

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The last set of screenshots included how Anastasia felt it was inappropriate for Dream to be this close to her due to their age gap. This entire scandal also leads to #Dreamisafreak trending on Twitter.

Dream replied from his alternate account, tweets which are now deleted, the YouTuber claimed that the accusations were inaccurate and erroneous. He extended his thoughts to the actual victims of pedophilia and grooming. His spontaneously responding to the accusations and tweets divided the internet into two sides. Following the tweets, Dream shared a Twitlonger post on his alternate account detailing his side of the narrative. Dream said,

“It was just a friendly conversation. In these screenshots, there being 18 years old is mentioned in their bio, and I also very clearly asked them for their age. I did not act inappropriately with this person, and any attempt to equate these messages to grooming is not only disgusting but is insulting to victims who actually experienced grooming and still have a trauma as a result.”

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Reiterating that to his knowledge Anastasia was 18 years old, he continued and said,

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“Once again, she was 18 years old, says she was 18 years old, and even had a boyfriend while she was friendly with me. This being warped into me being a groomer and the fact that she is and was 18 is scary and sad, and a huge reason as to why it is so hard to interact one on one with anybody online as a creator, especially people from within your communities.”

However, he also confessed that some of the screenshots were authentic. He said that the screenshots of the iMessage were false since his iMessage number is not linked to his TikTok. He said,

“Part of this thread includes flirt text messages (again when they were 18) that were supposedly from me because it says that it is from their contacts when they go back to my TikTok. This is impossible since I use a Google voice number on my TikTok account which doesn’t have the ability to iMessage. The other information is false, and this has unfortunately blown up into something that it simply isn’t. Regardless, she was 18 years old and had 18 publicly available in her Twitter bio.”

He concluded by extending his sorrow and his thoughts to the actual victims of pedophilia and victims of grooming,

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“My heart goes out to actual victims of pedophilia and grooming, and again, I’m extremely sorry that it took as long as it did for me to reply. I wanted to make sure I included everything. This is all of the information I have, but like past situations involving me, I know people are going to run with whatever fits their narrative best.”

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