Streamers Faze Banks and Alissa Violet falsely accuse a business and get fans to write bogus reviews to hurt the business. Business responds by posting security video showing what really happened
Cleveland’s Barley House attacked by fans of social-media celebs Alissa Violet and FaZe Banks after weekend bar fight
Alissa Violet and Ricky “FaZe” Banks are well known YouTube stars with fan bases in the millions and those fans are now sending death threats to the Barley House after an altercation recently at the West 6th Street bar.
One of the latest videos that has caused a lot of commotion in Cleveland was a video Violet posted claiming they were injured by employees at the Barley House.
Banks said he was choked out by employees and that it happened because an employee tried to grab his girlfriend’s butt.
In the video, Banks shows a broken finger claiming, “This isn’t a publicity stunt this isn’t fake this is the … real thing. I can’t believe this happened to us.”
Violet shared pictures on her Snapchat and Instagram accounts of bruises on her eye and lip.
What happened to Banks began when he was in a restricted basement area of the restaurant and was asked to leave and go upstairs, said manager Corey May.
He made fists and feigned fighting to a bouncer, May said while pointing to the surveillance video.
The video shows Banks and his girlfriend, Violet, were guided up the steps into the main dining area. In the video provided by the Barley House, she was riding a bouncer’s back aggressively during the altercation in the basement.
Banks was being guided out forcefully, but was walking on his own. Violet and her friends were being held back until he was ejected.
For a time things calmed down outside once the YouTube stars and their friends were removed.
May narrated a video showing the situation had abated.
“This is his girlfriend Alissa and her two friends. This is once again this is her mother thanking our security saying ‘Hey, thank you,'” he said, adding Violet’s mother patted the bouncer on the shoulder on the video.
Minutes later the cameras from people on West 6th Street came out to capture another fight with Alissa getting in the faces of other customers just trying to leave the restaurant.
There is punching and hair pulling in the surveillance video.
As it goes on, Banks throws a glass at other customers. Later, another confrontation as the camera came out again, there is a struggle and from the shadows Banks attacks again, striking a customer not a bouncer as he boasted.
May said Banks was “Totally cheap shotting him.”
May is concerned for his restaurant’s reputation and safety after death threats were left on the bar’s answering machine.
“I have employees, friends, customers of Barley House because they look like these assailants getting threatened, death threats, disgusting pictures being sent to them. It’s absurd, they should be ashamed,” he said.
However, Banks was interviewed Tuesday night on DramaAlert and vehemently denied May’s statements. Warning: graphic language:
The entire situation is headed to court.
Some of the allegations of the couple include sexual assault, being nearly choked out and other things not seen on the tape and that May denies.
It is very likely a counter suit will be filed as the Barley House feels it was wrongly accused.
Here is the full statement released by the Barley House on Facebook:
To Whom it May Concern;
We have done an internal investigation and have come to the conclusion that our employees did an exceptional job handling the situation that was instigated on three separate occasions throughout the night by Ricky Banks and Alissa Violet. We have also come to the conclusion that Ricky and Alissa are instigators, liars, and manipulators. They are trying to use their social media influence to not only destroy our business, but to encourage people to harm our employees physically and emotionally.
Shame on those of you that have just taken these two intoxicated people’s words to the point of threatening innocent people’s lives before we could even do our proper due diligence to assure no one on our team did anything wrong. If we or someone on our team did do something wrong, believe us, the situation would have been handled properly that way as well, but that was not the case. This is not only evident in the video footage and witness statements, but in some audio that was recorded in which you can hear Ricky and Alissa yelling “Do you know who we are?? We can ruin you!”, over and over…
We felt obligated as local owners to stand up to these lies against our establishment and our employees with the hope that we shed light on what kind of people Alissa and Ricky actually are. We would also like to let the two of them know that we will not tolerate false accusations against anyone else that is wrongfully accused in our place of doing something they didn’t do by some other intoxicated patrons that claim they were innocent and remember everything.
Thankfully, our staff is extremely close and will stick together to support each other and the other innocent people that are being accused of things they never even did just because they look like someone else. We use opportunities like these to get closer and we appreciate all of the support and loyalty we have received from all of our local customers. We will continue to provide a safe & fun atmosphere for all that enjoy themselves at our establishment in a grownup manner to the utmost of our ability just as we have done so for the last eight years.
We have evidence and video footage that will support our statement. In the meantime, we ask that everyone show respect to our employees or anyone else until the proper legal steps allow us to reveal the entire footage. We will not be intimidated by those just looking for attention themselves via social media or those of you supporting such ridiculous accusations claimed by these two individuals before even doing your homework of what really happened.
We as owners, take full responsibility for what happens in our business, and we ask that if that any of you cowards that have been threatening our employees, especially our female employees and their families, that you direct your threats to the ones who are ultimately responsible, the ownership!
Unity is Strength,
Barley House Ownership
SC2sam: This is a justiceserved in progress and hopefully more people see what happened. The problem is that a lot of damage has already been done to the business by those streamers fans and their writing of fake reviews. I hope more people see what happened and if they’ve gone to the business they are willing to write them an actual good review. [Just look at the crap they have been writing] (https://www.google.com/search?q=Barley+House+Cleveland&oq=Barley+House+Cleveland&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60j69i61j69i60&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8#lrd=0x8830f07d86d74dc5:0x59d76b7b8efef92d,1,,,), it’s really sad.
impulsivecactus: Those two are turds. And not the fun loving, easy to drop off kind. They’re the unfortunate kind I’m having right now at 4 am. The kind that hang onto your bowels, screaming to remain relevant for just a moment longer, before the inevitable truth comes wrapping back around and reminding them of exactly what they are, sh*t.
Flintlocke89: Pathetic little sh*ts.
On the one hand I love you tube for quick videos on cnc machining and people doing dumb sh*t, on the other hand the fact it let the dregs of our society circlejerk each other and become internet famous through shitty “vlogs” to the point were an army of vapid goons can have a real life detrimental effect on a business or person is unforgivable.
GreasyDick: I don’t know shit about this field of law, but if those two people are found guilty, could they also be sued for damages caused by slander?
RiseoftheTrumpwaffen: F*** those two lying pieces of sh*t.
realxt: Karma is great!!
Shit-demoned: People are bastards. And they are great. It sucks to see them be the former.
batman3044: Low life pieces of shit. Come to my bar and I will turn the cameras off.
MaybeItsJustMike: I can see why the Bar wanted to post a video. Those attacks are life threatening and malicious. I think they made a mistake by releasing this publicly, this is way past the point of getting lawyers involved. Want to show yourself as the innocent party? Take it to court and be found truly innocent. That being said, these 2 attention/fame seekers were clearly intoxicated and instigating 90% of the arguments and fights. Non-aggressive people don’t sucker punch random strangers in the back of the head. Oh! And all you Faze trolls trying to support your streamer? GTFO… They’re clearly in the wrong. Good luck to Barley House getting out of this sh*t storm!
bob_doobalina: This video is extremely misleading. The bar has consistently lied to the public about the entire situation.
Barley lied in the initial news report stating banks was in the female bathroom. *video shows he was never actually in the bathroom and was just waiting for his gf.
Barley lied again stating in the initial news report that banks had instigated the fight with his threatening behavior. *Banks was having a civil conversation with bouncer and simply dancing.. before the bouncer mistook Alissa’s friend who exited bathroom first for his gf. Which is key because barley shows her text to banks clarifying the attackers outside of the club did not work for barley. Which makes her a credible source and relevant considering Banks has text from her confirming the bouncer assaulted him first.
Barley try to insinuate Banks and Alissa were hanging around the bar afterwards instigating the fights. *they completely neglect to mention banks was trying to retrieve his bracelet which was lost after being assault by the bouncers outside of the bathroom. A Gucci gold plated bracelet probly worth 10k+
Barley lie in the video about him throwing a glass.. no bar I know allows patrons to leave the bar with a glass specially after hours. Infact if it was a glass they could lose their liquor license. If you watch the video closely however u can clearly see it’s a plastic water bottle based on the reflection of light, no water spilling, and no glass shattering anywhere on impact of cement wall.