BREAKING: Maker Studios CEO Sends Company-Wide Letter Addressing Ray William Johnson Allegations

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EDITORS NOTE: NMR has gotten a hold of the company-wide letter sent by Danny Zappin to all affiliates of Maker Studios addressing Ray William Johnson’s allegations. Follow the rest of the story HERE. Hi All, I felt it was probably a good time to reach out and communicate directly to all of you. It’s been […]

‘I Stand By My Decision, But I Also Accept That Bad Things Are Going To Happen’: RWJ In New Vlog Post


A day after writing an article on NMR blasting Maker Studios for, among other things, taking his AdSense account hostage, Ray William Johnson and his girlfriend Anna Akana posted a vlog on their Runaway Planet channel that shows a more emotional side from the reclusive YouTube star. The roughly five-minute video goes behind the scenes […]

Maker Studios Site Hit By DDoS Attack in Wake Of Ray William Johnson Letter? [UNCONFIRMED]


So word on the street is that Maker Studio’s website is being hit with a DDoS attack. True enough, trying to access their site right now is like an Italian guy trying to throw a Frisbee into a stiff wind: Fuhgeddaboudit. Maker Studios, so far, isn’t admitting anything (though we’ve reached out to them and will […]

Shay Carl, Philip DeFranco and Kassem G Sound Off On Ray William Johnson Controversy Via Twitter


[Update 12/12/12 12:34 p.m. PST] Other YouTubers are now weighing in on the situation via Twitter: As the NMR exclusive story behind Ray William Johnson’s controversial separation from Maker Studios hit the Twittersphere, YouTubers scrambled to take sides either for or against the popular digital video network. One of those YouTubers defending the network is […]

‘He Has Never Been A Part Of The YouTube Community’: Shay Carl Responds To RWJ’s Allegations Against Maker Studios


As news of Ray William Johnson’s feud with Maker Studios over the creator’s Adsense account broke this morning, the number one pro-Maker voice people wanted to hear from was that of Shay Carl. As an original founder of Maker Studios and influential veteran YouTube creator, Shay Carl has become a beacon for people hoping to […]

Ray William Johnson: Why I Left Maker Studios [EXCLUSIVE]


[UPDATE 12/12/2012 4:45 p.m. PST] NMR has gotten a hold of the company-wide letter sent by Danny Zappin addressing Ray William Johnson’s Allegations. You can find it HERE [UPDATE 12/11/2012 4:00 p.m. PST] Shay Carl has responded to Ray’s post with his side of the story in a YouTube video: Editors Note: All images that Ray […]

[UPDATED] YouTube News: Ray William Johnson Leaves Maker Studios (RWJ Final Response)


We’ll update this post as this story develops. Until then follow us on Twitter & Facebook for live upates! [UPDATE 11/24/2012 3:34 p.m. PT] Ray took to Facebook earlier today to make it abundantly clear that things are over between him and Maker Studios: [UPDATE 10/20/2012 1:33 p.m. PT] A very reputable source has told NMR that Ray […]

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