Was it only Saturday that we were discussing what to do about Kane Slater having moved his illegal collection of Hampstead SRA hoax videos to Vid.me, after they’d been taken off YouTube a few months back?
We asked for volunteers to send emails to Vid.me to let them know exactly what they were hosting, and many of you obliged.
Here’s what EC wrote:
I wish to complain about a Vid.me channel, https://vid.me/KaneSlater
This account was started by Kane Slater after his YouTube channel was removed on 24 January 2017 for violation of YouTube’s terms of service. He has deliberately re-uploaded them to Vid.me, as part of a two-year-long campaign of defamation and harassment.
My specific complaints about Mr Slater’s Vid.me channel are as follows:
* At least 37 of his 88 uploaded videos feature two young children, [Redacted] and [Redacted] Dearman, ages 8 and 9 at the time of recording. The children describe in graphic detail their allegations of violent sexual abuse, in response to prompting from their mother’s new boyfriend. They describe such acts as “being forced to lick (someone’s) front privates”, being anally raped with dildoes, etc. These videos constitute child exploitation, and would be of great interest to paedophiles seeking online child pornography.
* Of the 37 videos featuring the two children, 17 are illegally leaked videos of police interviews, which the children’s mother allowed to be put online in defiance of a court order at the High Court in London, UK.
* Several of the videos violate Vid.me’s “Prohibited Content” rules, as they make false, defamatory, and harassing claims that Ricky Dearman, the father of the two children mentioned above was the leader of a paedophile cult in Hampstead, a suburb of north London. The videos make extraordinary allegations against Mr Dearman, including the allegation that he trades in child pornography and that he has made “snuff films” involving children. In some instances these videos encourage viewers to hunt Mr Dearman down to exact revenge for his alleged crimes against children.
* The video titled “Hampstead Cover-up: Ella Gareeva Witness Statement” features Ella Gareeva Draper, the mother of [Redacted] and [Redacted]. She reads a prepared statement in which she gives the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of various parents and children, as well as teachers, social workers, and police officers who she claims were “members of the cult” which allegedly abused her children. She also makes false claims about “20 special children” at Christ Church Primary School in Hampstead, stating which of them enjoy being raped by the cult members. Again, I believe this violates several of your terms of service.
I have linked the High Court, Family Division judgement which lays out the facts of this extraordinary case. The judge ruled very clearly that not only was Mr Dearman completely innocent of all the allegations against him, but that Ms Gareeva Draper and her boyfriend Abraham Christie had quite literally tortured her two children into making false allegations against their father.
Mr Slater is aware of this judgement, but persists in spreading false, defamatory, harassing claims on various internet platforms. The videos which he has uploaded to Vid.me routinely and callously violate the privacy of RD, his children, and the parents, children, teachers, and clergy of Hampstead. Police in Hampstead are well aware of his activities, but have been unable to stop him since he lives in Toronto, Canada, outside their jurisdiction.
I hope you will give serious consideration to removing Mr Slater’s Vid.me channel, if only for the benefit of all the children involved. They should not have to grow up knowing that their images, voices, and personal information will be forever available on sites like Vid.me.
If I can offer any further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
By yesterday evening, those of us who’d sent emails to Vid.me protesting Mr Slater’s account had received brief responses from the video-sharing platform: “Thank you for notifying us. We are looking into this account”.
We were encouraged—this is a great deal more than we generally receive when we protest against Hoaxtead videos on YouTube. However, we were surprised a couple of hours later to click on Mr Slater’s Vid.me account, only to encounter this: Oh, dearie-dear…looks like the month that Mr Slater spent re-uploading all those videos has gone for naught. His page has disappeared, we hope for good.
We think this really demonstrates the difference between the mega-corporations like Google/YouTube and the smaller, more responsive start-ups like Vid.me. The company, which describes itself as a hybrid of YouTube and Reddit, received $6,000,000 in Series A funding last December, and at that time employed a full-time staff of nine people including its co-founders and chief product officer.
So when we sent our emails over the weekend, they weren’t dropping into an anonymous void; they were seen by real people, who were able to respond quickly and with little fuss. It’s a truly refreshing change, and we would like to offer our thanks to the crew at Vid.me.
Most of all, though, we’d like to thank all the Hoaxteaders here who took the time to email Vid.me to express your concerns. You made this happen, so give yourselves a pat on the back!
And now…everyone stand by for Mr Slater’s inevitable hissy fit. He’s a serious stoner, so it could take him a few days…or weeks…to realise his channel is gone, but once he does, the explosion is sure to be spectacular. We can’t wait.