YouTuber Austin McBroom denies allegations that the ‘ACE Family’ faced eviction

Austin McBroom poses backstage during LivexLive's Social Gloves: Battle Of The Platforms PPV Livestream @ Hard Rock Stadium on June 12, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida.
Austin McBroom denied allegations that he is facing house eviction in an Instagram story on Thursday. Cliff Hawkins/Getty Images for LivexLive
  • Rumors of lawsuits against YouTuber Austin McBroom have recently circulated online.
  • Tana Mongeau accused McBroom of not paying people involved in “Battle of the Platforms.”
  • In an Instagram story posted Thursday, McBroom denied allegations that he is facing eviction.
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YouTuber Austin McBroom denied rumors that his vlog-starring family is facing house eviction an Instagram story on Thursday.

“Ain’t nobody getting evicted ain’t nobody moving [sic],” McBroom wrote. “Stop believing everything you see the haters say on the internet!”

The denial came after purported court documents circulated online alleging that McBroom and his family were facing eviction from their California home, which is prominently featured on their hugely popular vlog channel, due to unpaid mortgage and tax bills.

The unverified documents, which were originally shared by users on the gossip message board Lipstick Alley, began to flood social media after the drama account DefNoodles posted them to Twitter on Monday. The tweet amassed nearly 4,000 likes.

-Def Noodles (@defnoodles) July 5, 2021

The so-called “eviction-gate” is only the latest in a recent saga of controversies attached to McBroom, who hosts the YouTube channel “The ACE Family” along with his wife, Catherine Faiz McBroom, and their three children.

The McBrooms founded the channel, which features vlog-style family content from their Los Angeles home, as well as seemingly random activities like surfing through the chat website Omegle, in 2016. The channel has over 19 million subscribers and 4.3 billion views.

Influencers attacked McBroom over “Battle of the Platforms” pay controversy

McBroom came under fire in June when fans and critics accused him of not paying some influencers involved in “Battle of the Platforms,” a boxing tournament between famous YouTubers and TikTokers that McBroom hosted. In one of the most hotly anticipated fights, McBroom sparred against (and knocked out) TikTok star Bryce Hall.

On June 26, YouTuber Tana Mongeau claimed in a tweet that McBroom owned Social Gloves, the entertainment company that streamed “Battle of the Platforms,” and alleged that “people aren’t getting paid.”

-CANCELLED (@tanamongeau) June 26, 2021

McBroom responded to Mongeau on Twitter but did not confirm or deny whether he owned the company.

“Not the most desperate human being speaking on shit she doesn’t know about,” McBroom tweeted on June 26. “Every fighter including myself will be getting paid and a lawsuit is happening and it’s not with social gloves dumb dumb.”

As Dexerto first reported in June, the United States Patent and Trademark Office directory shows that the Social Gloves trademark is owned by an “internet retail” company called Ace Hat Collection, Inc. McBroom is the CEO of that company, according to the business insight website Dun & Bradstreet.

Dermot McCormack, the President of LiveXLive, a company who helped produce the boxing event, told Insider in May that Social Gloves is operated by a company called Simply Greatness Productions. Two sources who worked with Simply Greatness Productions for the event told Insider that this company is also owned by McBroom.

A LiveXLive spokesperson also told Insider that Simply Greatness Productions “notified fighters and other talent that it does not have sufficient funds to make good on its contractual commitments.”

Other YouTubers and celebrities involved in the event, like TikToker Vinnie Hacker, have also accused McBroom of underpaying. Insider has not verified these allegations and McBroom did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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