Who is Dan Avidan's girlfriend Ashley Anderson? Secret love story of Game Grumps host amid grooming allegations
YouTuber Daniel Avidan aka Danny Sexbang, who is known for his videos on the Game Grumps channel, has been accused of allegedly "grooming" minors, according to the latest reports.
A viral thread on Reddit shows the alleged conversation between him and a younger fan, consisting of links to sex videos. One of the clips reportedly shows him seated near a hot tub with two seats, saying "wished you were here to take up the other one", while addressing the person on the receiving end. Another screenshot shared on the Reddit thread shows the alleged conversation between Avidan and the recipient, where he has talked about sleeping with the girl. The message reads, "If you feel comfortable with the idea, you should send me a little video saying that you'd like to f**k me in that tub."
While Avidan is being dragged for the recent allegations made against him, some of the social media followers are seen discussing his personal life. Did you know the YouTuber has a girlfriend?
Who is Daniel Avidan's girlfriend?
Avidan put an end to the speculations surrounding his dating life by sharing a picture of his girlfriend on Instagram in 2019. He wrote in the caption, "This is my girlfriend Ashley. We’ve been together for a little while now, but I’ve never mentioned her publicly because I don’t want her to get harassed."
"At this point though, she’s become such a big part of my life that it felt inauthentic to keep our relationship a secret. She’s helped me find a lot of balance and peace and I just wanted to say one time that I am grateful for her," he added.
In another picture, shared in September 2020, he addressed Ashely Anderson as his "partner" and wrote, "Just found this pic of my partner and I from a couple of years ago in NYC and it made me smile. Missing that city and my East-coast family pretty hard right now. Hope everyone is staying safe out there!!"
However, it is not known as to how the romance bloomed between the duo.
What does Ashley do?
Anderson is reportedly an animator, who was a finalist for an Oscar with her thesis partner Jacob Mann for their student short film called "Extinguished." According to Jukebugs, she has also worked on films such as 'Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation' and 'Ask the Storybots'.
Unlike her celebrity boyfriend, Anderson has always remained lowkey. Fans would know her as Avidan's girlfriend, but she herself has stayed away from the spotlight. Reports suggest she graduated from her college in 2017 and interned with Electric Theatre Collective in Santa Monica, before moving to Vancouver, Canada, where she is said to have produced her first movie credit with Sony animation.
Fans say they 'looked up to him'
Several people on Twitter have criticized the YouTuber after the allegations against him of "grooming" younger girls came to light. One user wrote, "Leigh Daniel Avidan. There are so many people that look up to you. There are people who have been inspired by you. And yet I think I speak for all of us when I say How could you? You used those women like toys and tossed them to the side (Thread)".
Another added to that, "tw grooming i am so upset by the daniel avidan situation. i looked up to this man for the majority of high school as a minor, wtf" One more wrote, "Well, it’s been fun watching Game Grumps with @KangMamma but both of us and her brother have decided to stop watching after I looked at trending, we started getting mixed emotions thinking that Daniel Avidan wouldn’t do this. And we refuse to believe it but now we must say bye to"
Leigh Daniel Avidan.— The Truth Will Out (@TheTrut97255303) March 22, 2021
There are so many people that look up to you. There are people who have been inspired by you. And yet I think I speak for all of us when I say How could you? You used those women like toys and tossed them to the side
tw grooming— sophie (@sopheelia_) March 21, 2021
i am so upset by the daniel avidan situation. i looked up to this man for the majority of high school as a minor, wtf
Well, it’s been fun watching Game Grumps with @KangMamma but both of us and her brother have decided to stop watching after I looked at trending, we started getting mixed emotions thinking that Daniel Avidan wouldn’t do this. And we refuse to believe it but now we must say bye to— Chica, Toy, Funtime and Glamrock (@Thicc_Chickens) March 21, 2021