My name is Kat Tenbarge, and I’m the reporter for Insider who broke rape allegations against a member of YouTuber David Dobrik’s Vlog Squad. I cover the dark side of the $10 billion influencer industry. AMA!
My reporting on the rape ＆ sexual misconduct allegations against “Durte Dom” sparked massive fallout for David Dobrik’s biz empire, including venture capitalist funds backing away from his start-up Dispo — he stepped down after my coverage.
You can check out all my non-paywalled work here and my Insider exclusives here. I’ve profiled Belle Dephine, reported on a labor lawsuit against James Charles, and done deep dives into YouTube’s faulty moderation when it comes to repeated rule-breakers. AMA!
Edit: I'll still be around to answer a few more questions that I couldn't get to in an hour, but no new requests, please! Thanks so much to everyone who came curious. Feel free to follow me on Twitter & Instagram at @kattenbarge to see more of my work.