YouTube star David Dobrik quits photo app Dispo amid rape allegations against former member of his Vlog Squad

YOUTUBE star David Dobrik has quit the photo app Dispo that he co-founded amid rape allegations against an ex-member of his Vlog Squad. 

The 24-year-old announced that he would leave the company last night and step down from the board of Dispo in order "to not distract from the company’s growth".

Dominykas Zeglaitis — aka Durte Dom — is David's childhood pal and an ex-member of the Vlog Squad, a group of prankster YouTubers who live in a Los Angeles mansion.

Dom has been accused of raping an extra for one of their videos in 2018, according to Business Insider.

The allegations which surfaced last week have led to David losing more than 100,000 subscribers.

But last night a major investor in the photo app Dispo, Spark Capital said it had decided to “sever all ties with the company”.

In a statement, Spark Capital said: "In light of recent news about the Vlog Squad and David Dobrik, the cofounder of Dispo, we have made the decision to sever all ties with the company.

"We have stepped down from our position on the board and we are in the process of making arrangements to ensure we do not profit from our recent investment in Dispo."

Hours later, Dobrik stepped down from the board of Dispo.

Dispo, in a statement to TechCrunch, said: "David has chosen to step down from the board and leave the company to not distract from the company’s growth. Dispo’s team, product, and most importantly our community, stand for building a diverse, inclusive, and empowering world."

Durte Dom's accuser says herself and some student friends went to the Vlog Squad mansion to film a video.

Hannah was unaware of Dom, but her pals are believed to have known that he played a character in the videos that was a sex addict — yet did not know if the students would be having sexual intercourse with him.

At the mansion, they were allegedly given alcohol, with friends saying that Hannah, in particular, was given plenty to get drunk.

Hannah says she was later raped by Dom when she was unable to consent to sex.

Dobrik allegedly filmed her as she entered Dom's bedroom, posting the video days later as a "threesome" plot with the title "SHE SHOULD NOT HAVE PLAYED WITH FIRE!!".

The video was taken down at Hannah's request – but had already been watched five million times.

She also said that her friends were given alcohol, despite being too young to buy it themselves.

Dom has not responded to Business Insider's request for a comment.

Dobrik declined through a representative to comment when asked by New York Times.

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