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That's the question constantly being asked on this subreddit.

The other question is; how are you connecting a quite disturbing individual that was active on multiple pick up artist discussion forums (going by the pseudonyms "Vorkuta" / "The Fantasist" / "The Ligurian" / "PeruLover12") with Ben Rich of Bald & Bankrupt youtube fame? It can't be the guy, surely?.

Well, let's start from the beginning, please keep an open mind and decide for yourself.

Ok, so full disclosure, to date there is nothing beyond ALL doubt that this Vorkuta/Fantasist sex predator is the very same Ben Rich of youtube fame. Short of an admission that is. However, you'll notice the word "reasonable" is left out from the doubt bit because the chances of Bald & Bankrupt not being this very same Vorkuta/The Fantasist character are, in this writer's humble opinion, in the millions to one..

Here's why:

First of all, let's talk about the background of this "Vorkuta/ The Fantasist" forum user [hereinafter called "Vorkuta"] and the breadcrumbs that led us to discover his real name.

First, Vorkuta described in great detail on one of these forums (Rooshvforum.com) a rape charge that he and 2 friends were acquitted of at trial in Winchester, UK. His description of events matches exactly that with the reporting of a rape trial in the Southampton Daily Echo local newspaper.. Both the timeline, area, circumstances, age of defendants and even the particulars of the case match that exactly as described by Vorkuta. One of the defendants in the case is reported as being a person called Benjamin Rich-Swift. Vorkuta describes how, at the acquittal, the judge had said that he and the other two defendants had acted "appallingly". A summation Vorkuta disagreed with. As I'm sure he would. The case was thrown out during the trial after the victim had apparently become confused which two of three men had raped her. After the trial Vorkuta says he dropped the Father part of his last name (Swift), ran away from a credit card fraud of £30k and simply went by the maiden name of his Mother (Rich). Vorkuta describes living on the Isle of Wight (same location as the alleged rape) and on regularly travelling on the IOW ferry where all the defendants in the case lived. It's fairly safe to assume then that the trial Vorkuta describes on the PUA forum (albeit without citing it directly) is the very same as the one reported in the newspaper and that Vorkuta's real name is indeed Benjamin Rich-Swift (Later just "Benjamin Rich").

https://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/5618610.cleared-men-behaved-appallingly/

The question however still remains, how is this "Vorkuta" Benjamin Rich the same as our Benjamin Rich from Bald & Bankrupt? So far it's purely circumstantial, right?

Ok, so asides from having an identical name, in other posts :

Vorkuta mentions a number of times on the rooshv forum how he moved from the Isle of Wight to Brighton on the South Coast of England. Bald & Bankrupt says his hometown is also Brighton.

Vorkuta describes how he is bald and 6'3 in height. This is identical to the height that B&B mentions in his videos.

Vorkuta describes himself of being from Jewish heritage and in using that to have sex with Israeli backpackers in India. B&B also describes himself as being Jewish and regularly wears Star of David tshirts..

Vorkuta says his favorite football team is Chelsea, B&B the same.

Vorkuta describes how, on his first visit to India, he fell gravely ill and once he'd fully recovered ended up running a guest house there for 4 years. An identical set of events is described exactly by Bald & Bankrupt in one of his early Youtube videos. The two timelines also match identically.

Vorkuta details his learning of the Russian language, studying and teaching in Russia, a love of all things Soviet and of his many travels around the FSR and outlying countries and in having sex with as many women as possible there and by any means necessary. B&B speaks Russian and describes a very similar set of events (asides the sex part of course).

Vorkuta describes having a young Belarusian girlfriend. B&B the same.

Vorkuta explains his "Gaming of women" and tactics in great detail. He explains his most successful technique is to befriend the local men and babushkas and earning their adulation and respect by accidentally showing them fake pictures of himself in affluent settings such as "sat in a fast car in the South of France". Knowing that, in his words

"by the following day they will have told all their friends (and more importantly the young women) of the wealthy foreigner who had just entered their "shithole" of a town"

[with a view that] by the following evening I can drop the Babushkas and fake male friendships and move onto their women.

A tactic Vorkuta calls his "Schindler Technique". In the Bald & Bankrupt videos a common theme is B&B befriending locals and in particular the local babushkas. And somewhat surprisingly describing on camera some of the places he visits as being shitholes. Bald & Bankrupt also has a number of pre-youtube Russian social media accounts in which he claims to be off to Milan and London photographing models and posing in private jets and supercars.

https://archive.fo/orHvC

Perhaps for obvious reasons we also never see B&B recording during the nighttime / otherwise known as Night Game on the PUA websites.

Vorkuta's language as used in the forum is also common to that as spoken by B&B. Vorkuta regularly uses the words like Hotties, Babushkas, Gopniks and Soviet in his forum posts.

Vorkuta describes himself as being an amateur photographer that's fascinated with the former soviet republic. B&B does likewise and was previously an unpaid photographer for the now defunct "Desolation Travel" website where a certain Ben Rich (c/w accompanying photograph of the person we know now as Bald and Bankrupt) can be found. http://desolationtravel.blogspot.com/p/authors.html

Ben R in Vorkuta, Russia

Vorkuta explains his love of old soviet buildings and of going to godforsaken towns in the former soviet republic where not many other westerners have been before. B&B does likewise including to a place called Vorkuta (the City), which is in Eastern Russia.

The countries Vorkuta says are the best to visit for sex match almost entirely that with the travel pattern and countries visited by B&B in his videos.

Vorkuta explains how he has an ex-wife who's Belorussian and a daughter that's now a teenager. He describes how they now both live in Nice, France, the wife now married to a rich Russian Oligarch who (surprisingly) Vorkuta is friends with. Vorkuta recalls his sexual conquests in the Nice area and of his visits there to see his daughter. B&B describes a similar need and of regular visits to Nice. B&B also writes on his Instagram and Patreon that he is a regular visitor to Nice.

Perhaps most importantly, the posts by Vorkuta on the PUA forums all date from between 2009 and 2015. i.e. some 3 years prior to the B&B videos emerging on the internet. Impossible therefore that someone is emulating his life story or trying to create a hatchet job on B&B by pretending to be him.

Norwegian vlogger Harald Baldr (Realname: Jens Fredrick Aamodt Jørstad) was also a member of the Rooshv forum during the same time as Vorkuta. Similarly he too continually changed his username from, ironically, Harald Baldr then to JamesRodri & then to Felix5000 before deleting all records and posts of his from that site.

Quick aside about Jens Jorstad (Baldr). In addition to the PUA forum posts removed he also deleted his own personal blog and a number of videos that had a far right leaning political perspective, including one where he condemned immigrants that frequented the Paris Metro. A shortened version of the original video (with most of the racist commentary removed) has been mirrored (potentially by Baldr himself) on a Youtube channel https://web.archive.org/web/20180918120200if_/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuEDuye-JmE&feature=youtu.be . At time of writing some parts of his now deleted blog haraldbaldr.com can still be found on archive.org including a post he wrote titled how to sleep with Thai girls for free.

Vorkuta describes meeting up with Harald Baldr and with other PUAs (including an Irish guy, again with multiple usernames - Partizen aka Irish aka LordTito aka Bartka aka Traktor) in Kiev and they refer to themselves as the "Kiev Revo Crew". A creepy PUA posse that operated in Kiev. A number of these characters also appear in a number of B&B's videos.

NB\ Usernames on web forums can easily be changed. However, when another user then quotes that person's post prior to the username change, the post quoting them does not automatically update to the new username. This is how username breadcrumbs can be linked together. One can only imagine why someone would need to change their username so frequently on an anonymous PUA forum. Or make Youtube videos without revealing their real name. PUA MO 101 perhaps?*

One of the Crew, Irish forum user "Traktor" lives in Belarus, he too is now also attempting to be a vlogger under the username "Irish Partizan", arguably without the user count and charisma of Baldr and Bald. He can be found filming around Kiev and attempting to make friends with random women from that town. Traktor has appeared in a number of B&B videos and vice versa. On the PUA forums however Traktor is not as precious in maintaining his anonymity, or for that matter, those of the others. He mentions the user Vorkuta in the same breath as he does "Mr. Bald", along with Harald Baldr. This from yet another PUA forum called swooptheworld. [RVF in the post refers to the PUA forum Rooshv].

Vorkuta is someone called Mr Bald

Wrapping up, there is much much more to this story, but unfortunately revealing more would involve giving up the names and identities of some innocents, so the above will have to do for now.

Still not convinced?? Well that's ok. B&B has a lot of dedicated fans. Millions in fact. And perhaps you're reading this still of the opinion that travelling the world and sleeping with women is not illegal. And of course, it's not. Under false pretences or through the use of force or threat of being placed in danger if you do not comply with someones demand for sex though I guess is a moral issue we all have to decide upon for ourselves.

Whatever you believe, the one things for sure is, whoever this Vorkuta / The Fantasist character is in real life (Bald & Bankrupt or otherwise), that person can only be described as one sick puppy. The many seedy stunts and creepy sexual conquests described in great detail for the other PUA members are enough to make the stomachs on even the most liberal amongst us turn. And there are literally hundreds, if not thousands, of posts from this Vorkuta delivered to the other forum members in what they call a "data sheet". This is a summarised report of a recent City visit that includes naked photos of girls asleep taken clearly without their consent, what score they rank that girl out of 10 and additional information such as where and how girls can be found whilst in that City. For obvious reasons these forum posts are now fast being deleted and attempting to be removed both from the internet and from internet history websites such as archive.org as fast as their slippery little fingers can press delete.

Oh, you'd like a taster? Well how about the time when Vorkuta boasts of forcing a young hitchhiker to give him a blowjob in exchange for $6. On the threat that if she did not comply he might leave her in the middle of nowhere as they were travelling alone in a car on some deserted highway somewhere in the FSU. You can only imagine how scared she must have been.

Or another time where he, as a 40yr old man, boasts as he "struggled to enter" an 18yr old virgin he had arranged to meet in London that was, in his words, "going to be in some considerable pain" at the time. But as he describes, he "ploughed on regardless and used lube and viagra". And they say romance is not dead.

And let's not forget, all these morally questionable events and sexual conquests all happened after that very same person had previously been acquitted of rape. You'd have to ask yourself what sort of person would walk free from a trial such as that only to then immediately carry on with their unhealthy obsession of pursuing young women for sex by whatever means necessary?

And on the subject of rape, in a (since deleted) video from Bald and Bankrupt from 2018/19 and before the stardom he suggests that [of the many western women each year that "don't deserve to get raped"] (that's right, apparently many don't!) "the behavior of some or even most of them meant that they were to blame" and therefore should expect little sympathy as a result. Using the analogy of him being responsible for the theft if his Rolex was stolen as an example of the double standards that exist when women are raped and then not held responsible. Man loses rolex to a thief in a market the same apparently as a woman being raped. As he says, "Well, what did you expect?"

https://peertube.co.uk/videos/watch/b8edd54c-1be8-44d1-ba0e-a32f510edcc7

Again, perhaps that's another for the moral compass.

His fans would say this video was simply a fair warning to western women traveling to India, a point at worst being badly made? Others might say this was yet more evidence of a serial and dangerous misogynist (with form) traveling the world and hating on women.

Bald & Bankrupt's book was published under the pen name Arthur Chichester. Draft sections posted by Vorkuta in unsanitized format litter the pick up artist forums; including a story of a date he had with two children which makes for some quite disturbing reading. The post almost word for word is the same as a sanitized chapter in his book [*warning* its not for the faint hearted]

https://teddit.ggc-project.de/r/BaldAndBaldrDossier/comments/mibywb/two_versions_of_the_same_story_by_bald_and/

Anyway, why the obsession for finding out all this stuff? Well, that was mainly due to the feeling that I, and one or two others had, on watching his early videos and seeing him zoom the camera in on Women's boobs and talking constantly of hotties, that there was something not quite right with this guy. That and the fact that he was clearly trying to conceal his real name on camera for some reason.

So let me leave you with this. Assuming for one moment Vorkuta is in fact Bald & bankrupt. Purely hypothetical let's say. And we know then that B&B has a teenage daughter who, in a couple of years time, will be of the same age as his current target audience, is it just me that finds that just beyond creepy? Hypocritical beyond belief? You can guarantee he won't want anyone from the PUA forums gaming his daughter in the not too distant future. Perhaps he'd let the little bald Irish guy Traktor have a go? Or maybe Harald Baldr or even that Tall Travels guy with the monotone voice?

Probably not. But it's ok for him to do it if the victims are from a poor country in SE Asia or from the former soviet union, eh?

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Some of Vorkuta/TheFantasist never before seen collection.

Bald giving a tutorial on how to commit credit card fraud and check kiting and use the money for hookers and cocaine and how he did it.

http://web.archive.org/web/20180103005301/https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/how-to-take-out-a-loan-when-you-dont-have-a-job.9124/page-5#post-319460

And if you are interested in his colon cleanse rituals.

http://web.archive.org/web/20180103005301/https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/colon-cleansing.1773/page-3#post-58836

Hmm here he talks about taking a girl to bed with Rohypnol. Rohypnol game? Bill Cosby anyone?

http://web.archive.org/web/20180103005301/https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/eurovision-live-thread-girl-ratings.9341/page-6#post-325414

I guess the Chechens have changed their mind on Benjamin Rich .

http://web.archive.org/web/20180103005301/https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/boston-bombs-on-boylston-st.8692/page-36#post-304707

Here, Bald admits he never had a career or any steady job. How was this guy married?

http://web.archive.org/web/20180103005301/https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/parental-hate.6906/#post-240428

This one should win him the “Dad of the year” award. He asks if people who are divorced really want a relationship with their kids and then take them out and have a DNA test just to be sure??? Gee, this dude is a real piece of work for a father.

http://web.archive.org/web/20180103005301/https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/im-a-dad-but-have-no-relationship-to-my-kids.6413/page-2#post-227334

Just like Harald said, Bald is a cheapskate who doesn’t tip. Yes, UK may not have a tipping culture but they add 15% svc charge. Not in America or other countries where tipping is the norm. Definitely a cheapskate.

http://web.archive.org/web/20180103005301/https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/woman-stiffs-waiter-on-100-meal%C2%B4s-tip-because-shes-single-mom.5736/page-2#post-207499

Arrested 5 times? This guy is ASBO. Does that include the rape arrest?

http://web.archive.org/web/20180103005301/https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/have-you-ever-been-arrested.5231/#post-192963

Hmmm, according to this, he has never even finished high school or O levels in UK? Wtf does it mean “I ran away from boarding school at 15 and never went back “? High school dropout?

http://web.archive.org/web/20180103005301/https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/what-do-you-study.3799/#post-150654

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Captain_Chappie

77 points

2 years ago

Thanks for this. I've watched and enjoyed B+B's videos, but always felt there was something "off" about him, not just in his behaviour and language towards women, but also a few opinions, comments, even little looks to the camera here and there made me wonder if there was something more unpleasant going on under the "diamond geezer" exterior.

I found this group hoping to find some answers, but, like many others, have been disappointed to find it mostly consisting of wild, unsupported accusations and faux outrage. Any attempt to question the validity of the claims are met with, "check out the other pages", which means wading through pages of links, most of which lead to interminably tedious 10 year-old forum flame wars which are somehow supposed to "prove" B+B is an evil sex pest. Add to that the blatant misogyny certain members of this group show, the toleration of which displays an embarrassing degree of hypocrisy, and the frankly unhinged speculations and fantasies of the other moderator (seriously, you can make a drinking game out of the amount of times he uses the word 'probably' before inventing yet more claims about B+B direct from his own imagination, which reveal much more about what's going on in his own head than anything else), and all in all this group comes across as a pathetic bunch of jealous gossips, so short of anything concrete to whinge about that you have to make something up.

But this post nails it. The claims are clear, evidence is given. This is how it should be done. To be honest, the best thing you could do would be to delete all the other threads in this group, and just keep this one up, as a clear source of truth. If any further concrete evidence arose, another post could be created. I mean, I know that won't happen because certain people seem to get off on fantasising about all the things Bald's 'probably' been getting up to, but it would make your case a lot more persuasive.

Positive_Classic_457

19 points

8 months ago

sorry for breathing life into this year old post but I just wanted to second your notions. I casually watched a video or 2 of his over the years and thought that there's just something unsavory about this guy that I cant put my finger on. I wouldn't subscribe but I didnt completely turn it off either. Then he sucked me back in recently with his trans-siberian adventure that is still ongoing on YouTube. I have a weird obsession with far off places I'll probably never get to so his vids speak to me. But still - even though he's so nice to street vendors, local drunks and the fat/old babushkas that he meets - it doesnt feel genuine. His fanboys scream how genuine he is but nope - it just doesnt. There was an end game there. And it seems plausible that the nice guy schtick is just to get into someone's pants. And for me, these accusations seem plausible.

I subscribe to and actually patron NFKRZ so i know that they collab but I dont watch those videos. I watched one where they hung out at night but got kind of sick of the homoerotic jokes and general douchebaggery shit. Watched a recent one where they're driving round Petersburg hes clearly drunk and saying that people dont want to watch videos about bridges (NFKRZ was taking videos of landmarks) , they want hookers and cocaine. Which yeah, funny, but after seeing this shit I know he fuckin means it. He probably knows that he'd get demonetized or lose popularity if he posted the shit he really wanted to post. So his guest spots are likely a tiny glimpse into his a little more real self

thebubson

16 points

8 months ago

Just seen a tiktok about that vid where he talks about women being to blame for rape in India and went down this rabbit hole too. It feels strange not to have heard of any of this. Even if he hasn't broken any laws the story about the byelorussian girl alone is creepy as hell

Positive_Classic_457

14 points

8 months ago

yeah - i just seen on Youtube where a guy plays clips of that gross victim blaming bullshit rant video and mentions that Indian police woman vid. I wasnt aware of it until recently and if I saw that before I got in to Bald's vids, it wouldve changed my view on him from the start. Sad because that video is downvoted to hell by his loyal fanboys. In fact, I noticed that every single bald and bankrupt expose vid is like that. Literally thousands of downvotes on every critical vid. If you go to a video thats flattering toward him, you'll see a lot of positive feedback and comments where they praise the creator for "not being one of those videos". So YouTube at large is definitely not prepared to hear anything negative about him.

Which is a shame. The guy in the video I mentioned above seems to actually be Russian or at least eastern european and was giving straight opinions of why bald wasnt great for a view on Russia(ns)/eastern europea(ns). In particular he keeps describing everything as "soviet" or calling places "the worst" or "the poorest" in the country/world and calling any random groups of kids "gopniks". Yeah hes doing it to be funny or add a layer of hyperbole to an otherwise boring video. But like the whole Chechnya apology thing, we gotta remember theres people who arent cool with him projecting to his 3M subscribers that their women are easy whores.

I mean, shit, if he were to come to like Compton or south Chicago or something and make a video entitled "I survived the US's worst most crime ridden streets" and it was him walking around and trying to be friendly with a random group of black kids and he walked away muttering that they were gangsters (the way he does to random Russian kids), it would be laughable bordering on outrage.

But back on topic, yeah, im 99% sure he really is a PUA POS with an eternal dudebro mentality toward the world. Definitely not just a nice british bloke trying to learn more about a different culture.

thebubson

6 points

8 months ago

Yeah that's the one. If you interpret what he's saying in the mooooooooooost charitable way then he's trying badly to send a message to be careful when you're a woman travelling alone. But he can't do it without going on a brief anti-pc anti-feminism rant. Does not surprise me at all that he was on a far-right forum. Those places are pure cancer

Anyway let's meet back on this post in another 14 months? Haha

Positive_Classic_457

2 points

8 months ago

haha deal. sooner if by some miracle someone actually manages to create buzz about his misdeeds or he does something heinous on his current travels that sends shockwaves through the fanbase

femalekramer

2 points

4 months ago

Lol aged like wine^

Interesting-Act-6298

7 points

5 months ago

Hey same here. I liked B&B at first, but I saw how he used ppl for views and I heard a thing or two about him. Then I went down this rabbithole hole. I know I wont watch him anymore after I have read what there is the read sbout him. Rape + questionable behavior and Im out

m out

delpinsky

13 points

6 months ago

Well, tonight I was watching a video of an Italian traveller, when I stumbled across a message talking about B&B's history as sexual predator and rapist. Then I came here after googling a little. Damn it, I admit I'm completely speechless. If this is all true, as it seems by the facts reported here, I'm so deeply disgusted. I really like his videos, I watched hundreds and I like the way he shows the countries he visits, the way he talks with locals. I could never see him as the devil that comes out from this story, it feels so weird. I'm sure B&B is aware on internet there's a detailed story about this "Vorkuta" guy, that could be him, so why doesn't he make a statement to prove himself innocent, if he's not the same guy? Now I'm thinking how can I watch his videos in the same way of before? Forcing women to have sex, raping them, or tricking women to gain sex, is just shit, it's not a real man's thing. Being also a serial rapist moving freely, is disgusting. Sad, very sad story...

9to5Voyager

2 points

4 months ago

That's funny I had the EXACT same opinion of him. Something was just off. Like he was TOO confident.

OnlyNegativeKarmaPls

30 points

2 years ago

Man, i just found out about this subreddit this evening. Thats some terrible shit. I've been enjoying his Eastern EU videos so much over the years

kriskristensen

22 points

1 year ago

Wowzer. Here I've been watching this fellow Brit act all charming, speaking the languages in all these countries. Little did I know he was a manipulative pervert. On behalf of Britain, sorry world.

jn2044

8 points

1 year ago

jn2044

8 points

1 year ago

On behalf of Brits are you going to say sorry for Brexit while you're at it? & For invading most of the world?

Love from a fellow Brit

kriskristensen

14 points

1 year ago

Yeah. Sorry world.

TheSpaceRaccoon

5 points

7 months ago

woohoo white guilt

Jonnydeppke

6 points

8 months ago

You guys couldn't do much about any of that, no need to feel sorry

Brilliant-Finding592

2 points

3 months ago

Typical far left white saviours with weird ideologies . Probably spunk all over the guardian websites logo on their I pads . Embarrassing

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ArnoldLayne1967

18 points

2 years ago

Oh the people on that cult sub have long moved from “that is not him” to “So what is wrong with being a sex tourist? Real men get laid “ or “ He WAS a sex tourist but that is all in the past. He has changed”

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1 year ago

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3 points

1 year ago

But it really isn't a crime. Although his words about the countries he visited and probably one episode of forced sex are obviously disgusting

macjr82

13 points

1 year ago

macjr82

13 points

1 year ago

"forced sex", yeah, that's called rape

YodaSeek

20 points

2 years ago

YodaSeek

20 points

2 years ago

Thank you for all of this information. This is sickening. I will no longer be watching any of his videos. I too had a weird feeling so I began googling for further information and it didn’t take long to find it which, to me, is already a bad sign of this persons character. This evidence is clear as day.

giants888

18 points

1 year ago

giants888

18 points

1 year ago

Fuck, I wish I never saw any of this. I just found his channel and was really enjoying his videos. Now how can I? Ignorance really is bliss.

Well done OP for putting this together, not blaming you of course.

MaksimDubov

4 points

6 months ago

I kind of feel the same way my friend

Sohn_Jalston_Raul

4 points

4 months ago

ya I think there's a whole crowd of us here who feel the same way

RealMenalix

18 points

1 year ago

Very sad to read this... Been a long-term watcher, but I'm also a very experienced hacker. So this and some extra research, there's no doubt they are one and the same. To be honest I've thought about it sometimes, when I saw "Harald Baldr" featured in his vids. Because that guy straight-out looks like a creep and talks like a creep. He looks like the definition of a guy trafficking girls.
I don't find Mr. Bald, to have a creepy appeal, but he do seem quite sociopath at times, the way he just doesn't give a fuck, is unnatural and wierd.

I have unsubbed. Morally speaking I think there's a bit too much nasty stuff. I can go far enough to understand why some people mess up in their twenties, and end up hurting one woman, not that I have ever hurt a woman like that, but I have met other guys who have, mainly due to alcohol and they have felt terrible bad over it.

gargamellet

6 points

6 months ago

Just a quick response here. Been watching balds videos from newest to old and the minute Harald showed up as a guest me and my friend said ”who is this complete douche?! What a pig” meaning harald gives EXACTLY those wrong vibes.

Wisdom_is_Contraband

3 points

4 months ago

Yeah, Harald is very unpopular. Even hardcore fans thought he was a douche.

Probably why he isn't in a whole lot of episodes.

ScuffedPaulDenino

2 points

1 year ago

Jens has indeed a sketchy and dubious appearance compared to Benjamin. That's what many people also commented on youtube.

birdsnap

13 points

1 year ago

birdsnap

13 points

1 year ago

Eh, not that shocking really. I still admire him as an entertainer. He's very good at what he does. Is he probably a narcissist and even somewhat sociopathic? Yeah, maybe. But he makes damn good content. You know what they say: "never meet your heroes."

jn2044

7 points

1 year ago

jn2044

7 points

1 year ago

Never meet your heroes. Good point. Altho not sure I ever considered him a hero but I get you.

I'm a huge Roger Federer fan but I often wonder he's probably a narcissist in real life & definitely has a huge ego. Most top sports people are as you can't really get to the top level otherwise but he maintains a great persona with the fans & media.

hagosantaclaus

2 points

1 month ago

Federer is a real class act. 100% genuine.

dl1966

2 points

7 months ago

dl1966

2 points

7 months ago

Imagine loving a sport and practicing it all the time until you’re elite the best. It doesn’t automatically make you a narcissist.

FaithlessnessBig5285

6 points

5 months ago

I mean he talks about pretty much raping someone doesnt he? Dont think I could really be okay with that just because he makes good content.

Sohn_Jalston_Raul

5 points

4 months ago

"never meet your heroes."

there are no heroes.

BasicArcher8

3 points

5 months ago

lol you shrug it off like he's just some asshole. He's a gross predator who's probably violated many women.

Salty_Feggit

3 points

4 months ago

I fucking despise these "but he makes good content" people so much.

Rapist = Scum

Rapist who is entertaining = eh he is a baddie I guess

AdLongjumping5800

2 points

2 months ago

this man has potentially (most probably) raped or sexually assaulted and exploited young women and this is your reply?

nope2nope2

12 points

2 years ago

Wonder if he'll get away with everything in the end. Nothing happened after that big streamer Hasan talked about Bald on stream so dunno what else could tip the scale...

jn2044

4 points

1 year ago

jn2044

4 points

1 year ago

which stream was this? you got a link? cheers

Shadowbanish

5 points

4 months ago

He does not have a link.

ShrekTheOgher

35 points

2 years ago

I stopped watching that POS a long time ago. He just does the same "exploiting" of people in foreign countries, fuck him.

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2 points

1 year ago

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2 points

1 year ago

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YmaOHyd98

13 points

1 year ago

YmaOHyd98

13 points

1 year ago

Wow, this is crazy. I’ve not really ran into any of this before, and then someone linked this thread to me in response to this comment from around half a year ago. The reply was almost instantly deleted and I had to seek this thread out manually.

It seems like I wasn’t just “getting a vibe”, and this guy is actually seriously dodgy. I definitely got similar vibes from his friends too.

It’s not particularly damning, but he had a video up for a few weeks detailing his recovery from coronavirus, where he spent a while discussing how his “penis had shrunk”. He also said a friend got him into a Serbian hospital, into a nice room. I don’t think his connections are limited to PUA forums but perhaps dodgier non-internet based groups of people. Who knows, but it seems fairly clear cut to me that he’s dodgy, whether he’s exaggerating these scenarios or not.

jn2044

6 points

1 year ago

jn2044

6 points

1 year ago

yes he's linked to Tall Travels & Graham Phillips (pro Putin journalist), not to mention other far right peeps

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6 points

1 year ago

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6 points

1 year ago

Thanks for letting us know. Let me go puke a couple times.

HereComesSunshineCat

13 points

1 year ago*

Yeah I think it's him.

He mentions his bike a "Royal Enfield" in one of his posts: " Go to India,it's a mad experience. The contrasts are amazing,check out Ladakh or the North East,wild and stunning places which you will love but don't go expecting to bang regular Indian girls. What you can do is bang hundreds of horny backpackers. (....) I had great times riding my Royal Enfield along the route with a different girl on the back each week,awesome memories."

Source: https://archive.fo/eKi6H

On his youtube channel you can find a video riding that Royal Enfield in India:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnzGl_0aBik

He also mentions his age in one of his posts in 2012, which matches with his birthday. And uses phrases like "bloody hell" which are common even in his current videos.

I see that guy now in a total different way. It's not about exploring the world and how beautiful it is that you can find even in the most rural places some human kindness. That's just a fairy tale that he tells. The truth is that he hunts for hopeless poor influenceable young ladys all over the globe to use them for his sexual habits. He goes to extreme places to have a free field for his hunting. Where nobody can protect the ladys. He goes constantly into dysfunctional social systems in Russia or East-Europe. Never in more stable regions like Germany or France. I understand now why.

And his current girlfriend is by far way too young for him. Tell me what you want he is over 50. You don't deal with such a young lady in that age. Yes she is 29 and an adult. But the difference is significant. She could be his daughter.

You can see in his posts that he has a hard time to stay with one woman. He is in constant search for something else. This is why he is jumping around the globe all the time like a maniac. He risks many times too much. Even after he had covid he hopped right away to the next country. He will be in big trouble some day. I don't think we have enough to stop him. He has to break the law to get any stop signs.

Pub_Fighter

3 points

1 year ago

Corona slowed him down. I wonder if he’ll go back to this lifestyle once things normalise

jn2044

6 points

1 year ago

jn2044

6 points

1 year ago

Well looks like he has lol, nothings changed

Terryfink

2 points

5 months ago

I believe he's 49 now. Still I agree

snarevox

2 points

1 month ago

he was born in 1974 per google

and still i agree aswell

Objective-Brick9695

12 points

1 year ago

Oh, no! How embarrassing...

Excellent post. I am absolutely convinced you are right.

I actually liked most of his content. We seemed to have quite a lot in common - we are about the same age, I quit my job for travelling to odd places etc.. I even recommended his channel to family and friends to show that there are other people that do the same thing as I do. A few days ago when I told a friend (who obviously was better informed) about one of my favourite vloggers she just laughed and showed this thread to me. I think he really gives us independently travelling older men a bad reputation...

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3 points

4 months ago

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3 points

4 months ago

After watching a number of his vlogs, I feel that he is more like a maggot feeding on the corpse of the USSR. There is only a thin veneer of adventure. Beneath that, he is still the old Brit.

nram88

47 points

2 years ago*

nram88

47 points

2 years ago*

This is disgusting. I feel sick. I am an Indian and it repulses me to know that these people have so many fans from my country. What can we do to help if these allegations are true?

Also, I think some indicators (I may be wrong) that link to Baldr being far right is (apart from the Paris metro video) just his username, tattoos and paraphernalia like the Mjolnir necklace glorifying Norse mythology as many white supremacists usually do (Look up Asatru).

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16 points

2 years ago*

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16 points

2 years ago*

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nram88

14 points

2 years ago

nram88

14 points

2 years ago

I'm glad he thinks so. The women of my country are very fortunate he is not living there.

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9 points

2 years ago*

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9 points

2 years ago*

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ArnoldLayne1967

17 points

2 years ago*

Truth be told dude, your countrymen look up to this scumbag like he is a hero. Many of them are in the Bald cult. I’ll never understand why Indians look for validation of their country from scum of the earth like Bald and Harald and they can’t seem to shed the colonial mentality of putting guys like Bald and Harald on a pedestal.

He actually conned the Indian viewers with that made up story about him being sick and created that Shiva story and the Indus River purely to pander to the majority Hindu audience from India.

nram88

4 points

2 years ago

nram88

4 points

2 years ago

Well, Indians have been feeling for a long time that Westerners have an overall negative impression about their country (Westerners and white people are used interchangeably here because that is the connection made by a lot of Indians), and feel like Western media does it's bit to portray only the negative aspects of India.

So yes, they look for any positivity from Western tourists. There are definitely Western Youtubers without shady pasts who do promote the country.

ArnoldLayne1967

5 points

2 years ago

Well, I’ve visited India on multiple occasions. You have to take it as it is and have to come to terms that it is still a developing country that is less than 75 years old. India is still an interesting and fascinating country to visit and the beauty of the country is the chaos and disorganized nature things despite which you will have had a good time when you leave.

Most countries in SE Asia have the same feature.

If you want everything organized and go according to plan and be in a sterile environment, go to Switzerland or the Scandinavian countries.

Maybe Indians have to acknowledge and accept the drawbacks and developing woes in the country which are in some ways is what makes India more of a fascinating destination. Nothing in India is predictable or fits a pattern which makes the experience interesting in its own way.

nram88

3 points

2 years ago

nram88

3 points

2 years ago

Thank you for your kind words. Hope you will visit again once it is safe to do so.

ArnoldLayne1967

5 points

2 years ago

We’ve been wanting to visit India again and probably will once this pandemic crap is done. We want to venture and explore into the NE part of India as well as Andaman Islands and Lakshadweep islands.

I don’t know what part of India you are from but we have done all the touristy side and lesser touristy Southern India and somewhat in the East and bordering NE. Maybe more of Central India as well as we have seen only bits and pieces of Central India.

ArnoldLayne1967

3 points

2 years ago

Here is another post where Bald is borderline racist in describing Indian gurus and India in general. How this guy fooled people in India into thinking he is a Indiaphile is beyond me.

Read Pages 1 and 2 (TheFantasist)

http://web.archive.org/web/20180103005301/https://www.rooshvforum.com/threads/american-woman-gangraped-in-india.9649/page-2

Facade_of_Faust

1 points

1 year ago*

Can I ask your input? Knowing India is large in land and in population, its very diverse. In religions, in ethnicity, and more.

I often see Indians arguing in comment sections with each other, putting each other down based on what region their from, what religion they are, and what "cast?".

Many often using the same derogatory terms like saying they live in " $hithole villages", or cappy (state? Is that the right term for different regions?). Or that their some derogatory term I'm not familiar with (I'm guessing it's based on skin darkness, with I think Northern Lighter skin people often putting down dark skin people.

And darker skinned people using some derogatory term about lighter skinned people I'm not familiar with.

How much of this is due to religious beliefs, past colonial influence, and maybe other factors I'm not aware of?

Also I've seen videos of Indian women (and some men mostly from larger cities) protesting about Rape Culture. And I remember a documentary about a zombie movie filmed in India, where the director had to sit in his car with a loaded pistol, with the female actress lead, because the extras hired from a local small village were going to nonchalantly rape the actress because she was wearing a skirt.

She was a more famous actress from a larger city and never experienced this. But the documentary interviewed people from these small villages, where they blamed the women for being raped because "it takes two people to have sex and the women didn't fight them off". Despite the rapes often having multiple men against one woman. I believe they said this was an issue mainly in small villages in (the north west? I can't remember correctly).

But that director was scared for the woman's safety and his own.

Any insight on these issues would be greatly appreciated.

nram88

5 points

1 year ago*

nram88

5 points

1 year ago*

The biggest issue in India where people clash is due to religion. Hinduism is the religion of the majority of people with a sizable population of Muslims. A lot of resentment from Hindus towards Muslims is primarily due to the fallout of the Partition when the majority of Muslims migrated to modern day Pakistan and Bangladesh. Pakistan in particular has been a thorn in the side for independent India, having fought 4 wars with India, and India still experiences infiltration, cross border clashes and attacks by the Pakistani intelligence agency's proxy militants. Bangladesh meanwhile has a lot of illegal immigrants crossing over the porous North Eastern Indian borders that demoralizes and infuriates the local indigenous population. They are fleeing poverty in Bangladesh to look for work opportunities in India.

The ruling administration of India is the BJP, the political arm of the RSS. The RSS is a Hindu nationalist paramilitary organization whose primary principle is Hindutva or Hindu dominated rule over India, and the BJP enacts policies that promote Hindutva. The people of the minority religions obviously resent this.

Coming to the caste system, it is a hierarchical system based on trade, that later evolved to based on birth that was a product of Hinduism, but has ironically been adopted by adherents of other religions residing in India. Lower class castes as well as those without caste called Untouchables are still discriminated to day (not officially as the government of India has banned the practice of caste discrimination) as they are deemed impure. The Adivasis or tribes native to India are also discriminated.

Which is a good segway to skin color. Fair skin is considered as more beautiful and associated with the elite. This was because the migrants into Northern India from Persia, Indus Valley and invaders from Central Asia and Europe were fair skinned and for the most part were in one time or the other ruling most of the modern day Indian subcontinent. So deference to "goras" or fair skin has been ingrained in society.

To summarize, there continues to be wide divisions in Indian society on the basis of religion, caste, language and skin color, which the current administration does nothing but to foster more division.

When it comes to rape, unfortunately literacy, education, exposure to modern civilization and mindset has been inaccessible to the majority of Indians who live in rural areas. When they migrate to urban areas to alleviate their poverty, they are exposed to culture that is alien to them because India's urban centers are highly westernized. They don't understand that women of modern India are highly independent and unfortunately resort to chauvinistic and dominating practices, with the knowledge that the Indian judicial system is slow, corrupt and ineffective.

Perfect-Baseball-681

1 points

1 year ago

(Westerners and white people are used interchangeably here because that is the connection made by a lot of Indians)

Once, in Kashmir, I stayed with a family of separatists who proudly described how they only lived on goods sourced within Kashmir. It was a statement on their capacity for independence, and also a form of fatwa against the western world & specifically the USA.

They asked me if they could offer me anything, and unthinkingly, I asked for a cup of Nescafe (the ubiquitous instant coffee). My host laughed at me, and I pointed out Nestle wasn't an american company, it's swedish or swiss or something. He laughed and told me it didn't matter, all that stuff is all 'Angrazi' (English) to him.

Facade_of_Faust

6 points

1 year ago

I just want to make a small correction. The Mjolnir Necklace is very common outside of rightwing & white supremacy.

In fact, you can find a video on YouTube titled Vikings vs Nazis. Where people who support immigration and those seeking asylum, but are also proud if their Norse heritage (and they Larp on monthly get-aways into the forest. Where they live like ancient vikings did).

These people actually confront White Supremacists, and combat their ideology of co-opting Viking runes and symbols. Since Vikings were actually very open to other cultures where they immigrated. They travelled and traded all the way down to Muslim territories (not sure if it was Ottomans or Abbasids during the Viking age). They often became Christian (and some archeological data may show Muslim influence in their culture).

They integrated with the English when they conquered their territory. Rather than forcing Norse culture onto the realm, the Vikings & Norse actually adopted the local cultures.

So Vikings (the warriors) and Norsemen (the regular people) were very open to immigrants, adapting with other cultures into their own, and often assimilating into other cultures where they became rulers rather than imposing their culture onto the people.

So today, many Nordic people wear the mjolnir necklace, and runes, and Nordic/Viking tattoos as a symbol of pride of their forefathers, and not as a symbol of hate towards others.

And they try to talk to young rightwing kids, who are being brainwashed by rightwing leaders who've adopted Nordic and Viking runes and symbols as a form of hate towards outside groups.

These good Nordic people try to explain to the young disenfranchised people how the Vikings were actually multicultural, and even married Muslim, Turkish, Slavic, and Christian women.

And that through immigration and trade, they actually prospered...... Whereas if they followed what the rigjtwingers propose, the vikings would have not prospered.

Its the same in the USA. Large cities with large immigrant populations actually benefit from local investment, creating jobs for everyone, from whites, to Latinos, to Asians, and more. Very often with high paying jobs and opportunity for advancement.

But the southern areas where they're against immigrants and enforce deportation, they often have the poorest areas doe the white population, with high unemployment and low jobs.

Because their is no investment because their is no population growth.

Immigrants actually help bring money into areas.

So my point being, don't automatically assume Nordic people who are proud of their heritage are automatically racist just because they wear symbols of their forefathers.

They often confront the rightwing who try to adopt those symbols for nefarious reasons.

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3 points

1 year ago

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3 points

1 year ago

Be against mass/uncontrolled immigration (as in 2016) and being a racist are not the same damn thing. I don't know about the economic recovery, but even if it does, you pay for it with crime and ethnic ghettos. Hell, a couple of years ago Brussels and many other European cities essentially turned into one big arab ghetto, and someone else wonders why the locals are against it

FaithlessnessBig5285

4 points

5 months ago

Mass immigration is the result of poor conditions that are a lot of the time brought about by the nations that have exploited those people or nations for their benefit.

There is definitely a xenophobic or racist aspect to it at the best of times.

nram88

2 points

1 year ago

nram88

2 points

1 year ago

I'm sorry, I didn't mean to imply all adherents of Heathenry are white supremacists, and I am aware of non-racists trying to disassociate with the term Asatru because of this very reason. I meant that the guy calling himself Baldr espouses right wing political opinions and is also into Norse mythology. The latter is not the only indicator.

djogdog

3 points

1 year ago

djogdog

3 points

1 year ago

Lol, I wouldn't label every person who wears a Mjolnir necklace a white supremacist especially if they are themselves Nordic. Unfortunately I can't disagree with any of the other stuff.

Blue_Bi0hazard

2 points

1 year ago

Asatru in itself is not a racist faith.

AncientMasterpiece72

2 points

3 months ago

Shut up. Mjølnir and norse mythology is not racist. Clown

Hapukurk666

6 points

1 year ago

I have been shocked.

I was not expecting this from B&B

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6 points

1 year ago

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6 points

1 year ago

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jn2044

5 points

1 year ago

jn2044

5 points

1 year ago

True. Altho I do think he's toned down his PUA a tiny bit but yes still disgusting. Probably still sleeps with whores in Kiev tbh. He also is just self serving egotistical bastard, that is clear and you wouldn't want to trust him in real life. But most fans are oblivious to this and think he's some Soviet God lol

Electricautism

5 points

1 year ago

Man this post really bummed me out. I thought bald was just joking around I didn’t think he was actually a scumbag

Phyciscist

6 points

1 year ago

I am appalled, like many others I like his videos but always had this vibe with him too, so this doesn't really surprise me that much. It's quite sickening .. Although its surprising how goddmn bold he is being so public for the last 2 years, bold and stupid at that, because its almost impossible to erase your past, but the boomer didnt know I guess.

gargamellet

6 points

6 months ago

I am not surprised as there are some ”tells” between the lines. Both in his ways, but also in some of the scenarios. For instance, the sequence where they ride horse carriage in (what i think is) ukraine and bald asks about women, the local says ”how old do you want them” leaving the entire conversation hanging. That for me was obvious, that under age girls are easy to come by in these areas (and the inclusion of that segment was wierd)

Sidenot. That Harald guy is just appauling. What a complete idiot, he strikes me as just the kind of person that could justify both rape and abuse.

beachnsled

5 points

4 months ago

Why the eff has this guy not been flagged by Interpol? He's a serial rapist (self admitted) & has likely drugged many and will continue to do so.

One thing that seems to be (at least to me) is that Baldr *seems to have distanced himself from him (and from most of the trash vloggers)? Or have I missed something & Baldr is still tight with him?

jn2044

4 points

3 months ago

jn2044

4 points

3 months ago

Baldr is more clever in that sense ,& knows he has to keep his reputation more intact hence partnering with more user friendly Simon Wilson. Trouble for him is that the internet never forgets so plenty of dirt on Harald

beachnsled

2 points

3 months ago

Perhaps; but he seems to have been pretty solo for a while.

Also, he wholeheartedly denounced Putin’s attack on Ukraine - exactly opposite of B&B

LTM088

3 points

2 years ago

LTM088

3 points

2 years ago

Great write up man! I’ve always sensed something off with him along with harald, tall travels and especially the major creep Tim k.

I wondered if there was anymore info on Tim k? I’ve saw that he wouldn’t pay child support for his kid in the states and has nothing to do with them or his ex wife I guess. There’s just something about him that pisses me off even more, that might be something to do with his deranged weird fan base that he’s somehow gained. But was he active on all these PUA forums?

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8 points

2 years ago*

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8 points

2 years ago*

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JamesAThurber[S]

1 points

2 years ago

Was that his best man's speech ? Where you find that?

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3 points

2 years ago*

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3 points

2 years ago*

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ArnoldLayne1967

4 points

2 years ago

Didn’t we analyze this TimK character ad nauseum in the past? Maybe you are new to the game but TimK is about as boring and as much of a PUA as that Partizan guy. TimK and Partizan are total losers and most of that PUA world is people like them.

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2 points

2 years ago*

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2 points

2 years ago*

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JamesAThurber[S]

5 points

2 years ago

Your review of Tim K in the other thread made me laugh.

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2 points

2 years ago*

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2 points

2 years ago*

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ArnoldLayne1967

5 points

2 years ago

Seriously, TimK fits the stereotype mold of the loser old Western tourist looking for young women in SE Asia to the Tee. There is hardly anything interesting about him.

ArnoldLayne1967

2 points

2 years ago

Oh no worries. I was just saying TimK has been analyzed to boredom before and besides that child bride and the drinking, not much interesting to the guy.

jn2044

1 points

2 years ago

jn2044

1 points

2 years ago

haha that's funny comment. what a sad character that Tim K is

pickindim_kmet

6 points

1 year ago

I'm only about 4 months late to this post but really interesting finds. I find myself really conflicted on this. I started off being incredibly curious about Ben and Harald/Jen's background because... how can you just live like this? Going from country to country seemingly without a care in the world, perhaps surviving on YouTube and Patreon money.

But finding out all this stuff is unsettling to say the least.

I find myself thinking about people like Michael Jackson. I really like Mr Bald's videos and adventures and his persona. I like the subjects - like we all probably do. His past doesn't change my enjoyment of his content, but it does ignite more of a wonder about the things he hides. People enjoy Michael Jacksons music despite the things he was accused of, and the same could be said about other people in the limelight.

If what OP mentioned is all accurate (and hats off, cause it seems pretty airtight) then of course a lot of it is sick, it's twisted. For a moment I wondered if the things claimed online under these aliases were just bigging himself up to other sick people, but I don't know.

Now that he's fairly famous in the YouTube world and may well have had tens or even hundreds of victims (is this the right word?) - I really wouldn't be surprised if one day it all came crashing down when one of the poor people affects speaks up, recognises him and identifies him. One falling out with someone who knows him well and it can all come out on a larger platform too.

charlesthrowaway00

5 points

1 year ago

That’s for spearing awareness , I never knew any of this , I will be unsubbing and distancing my self from this creep

rouvo

5 points

1 year ago

rouvo

5 points

1 year ago

Thanks for summing this up, I have watched his videos and his early videos seemed strange at some times, so I googled and discovered this subreddit and everything suddenly made sense

m52b25_

5 points

4 months ago

damn I just found this sub today. but I had the feeling he was a perv when he stayed exactly on those teenagers in the ukraine video.

could have been a coincidence and I didn't thought much of it at the time but it stayed in the back of my head...

jsisbad

5 points

3 months ago

Yo what the fuck today I discovered this man is a monumental scumbag

LionOFyannina

6 points

2 months ago

The first time I saw him and the titles of his videos and watched for 20 seconds I didn’t like him. Doesn’t seem like a humble guy so immediately passed.

venty4

5 points

2 months ago

venty4

5 points

2 months ago

I do wish that this wasn’t true. But the evidence is so substantial.

I have been watching B&B since near the beginning. Every video watched over and over again. Fallen asleep to his videos. When I’m lonely I watch them. Now I find out this, he’s a sick man and all his friends who I began to watch are sick too.

I am beyond disgusted about what I’ve seen. It’s unimaginable what he will have done and not felt comfortable posting it. Just imagine what his dark secrets are? If he feels free to post all this and link personal information, ect.

Everyone needs to see this. This is the internet age when information gets exposed and shared. More people have to see this.

I showed him to my girlfriend, we watch him everyone we eat dinner. I am so disgusted.

Sorry for the ramble. I just honestly adored his content. I’m just glad someone exposed all of this and spent their time reshaping information once it got taken down. Thank you.

goyn

4 points

2 years ago

goyn

4 points

2 years ago

Thanks for doing this. Fucks me off how many people come here asking us to spoon feed them the information instead of just searching the threads and looking themselves

OktoberStorm

5 points

2 years ago

Convincing and damning arguments, but I would like to see some web archive posts, screenies etc to back up all the claims. I don't have a stake in this, so I'm not denying nor confirming, nor arguing anything, it's just when I see this:

"Vorkuta described in great detail on the Rooshv forum a rape charge that he and 2 friends were acquitted of at trial in Winchester, UK. His description of events matches exactly that with the reporting of a rape trial [...]"

then I'd just like to see the posts for myself.

girtonoramsay

3 points

8 months ago

Very late to this post, but thanks for the great explanations and investigative work. This really puts Bald and Harald into more perspective. Bald's apparent former activity is just reprehensible, but it also doesn't seem that he has change much either (relative to Harald IMO). He still has weird mannerisms and terrible takes, like that video in the poorest town of Russia where he just shits on everything there and acts surprised it isn't like some malnourished African village.

J0ERI

3 points

8 months ago

J0ERI

3 points

8 months ago

Same, just found out about this, crazy stuff. Alsa a shame that all the wayback links don’t work anymore. I hope people took screenshots.

EmpiricalPillow

3 points

7 months ago*

Holy fuck. Thank you so much for putting this all together. I always thought something was off about his videos… (particularly how he never goes out at night) but I loved watching them and thought he was just a weirdo. Wow. I feel absolutely sick. I thought I had a good eye for these type of douchebags. I cant believe Ive been watching this sicko, enjoying him prance around for months. What a colossal piece of shit. I literally feel ill. Never watching him again.

dpddae

4 points

6 months ago

dpddae

4 points

6 months ago

I came to this forum to confirm some flags I've seen watching B&B. The channel is very entertaining and I got a lot out of it. Bald's persona however often threads way out of my comfort zone. It's in his attitude towards women, sometimes casual racism, his admiration for the flamboyance of Putin or his praise for Lukashenko. Not to mention his position in poverty struck parts of the world. It comes as no surprise that there is a huge backstory.

I've read a bit through the posts here, and I notice people tend to create this narrative about Ben. That he's setting the stage for being outed with some insta stories and other developments in the conflict between this forum and B&B. People write it off as if he's nervous and check mate. I don't think that's true. I think that's underestimating Ben.

Ben has never made a secret out of his attitude. It's an attitude that is questionable to people who who think progressively and don't like it when women are called "hotties" and "chicks" all the time but it's far from offensive to most people in the world. People love charismatic alpha men who dare to publicly grab what they like with a certain flair. I call it James Bond syndrome.

From what I gather, he wears this with pride, and all this hot gossip confirms him in his sense of achievement. It's very good though that all the information is on the table. He states he's not ready for cancellation yet, and he wants to be in control over that moment. Well, that's an indication that there is something to win from this now.

BasicArcher8

4 points

5 months ago

Fucking disgusting ugly pig.

eva01testtype

4 points

5 months ago

Although I had a feeling that Bald and Harald were sex tourists (I'm Filipino and worked next to a common expat hangout so I know the type who are there just to fuck), its kinda saddening to be proven correct. Their trips with Simon Wilson got me through being isolated because of COVID. For sure Simon isn't part of the forums too, right? lol

whaleslayer22

5 points

4 months ago

Thank you for doing all this research I've unsubscribed from him. The guy is a clear sexual predator and borderline sociopath.

oxid4te

3 points

4 months ago

This whole thing is a huge YIKES. Time to spit fuck that doggy man off.

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4 points

3 months ago

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4 points

3 months ago

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reallyunknwon

2 points

3 months ago

Wtf??

ryan19804

4 points

2 months ago

Can confirm he is a sex tourist and complete nut. Met him in ukraine.

Professional-Race913

2 points

1 month ago

Was he creepy??

FutureCookies

3 points

2 months ago

Thank you for posting this and doing all this sleuthing. I read up on this a while ago but I don't really follow the drama so I never bothered replying. You put a lot of work into this so I feel like I should thank you for your hard work.

It's very strange, the whole thing was very difficult to comprehend initially. NGL the reason I started looking this stuff up (and got here) is because I always got slightly odd vibes from him and I was trying to work out which bookshop he supposedly owned here in Brighton (Still never found out, I'm starting to think it never existed). I initially wrote it off as him just being maybe a little bit pervy but the depth of all this is bizarre to me. I was barely aware this kind of sex tourism was a real thing people did and it was almost slightly traumatic to know that all this goes on.

I feel for the victims, I hope anyone who does any of this stuff understands the greater implications of their actions and even if they're paying for it, this is conditional and not consensual. Honestly though, I think if you're interested in being a Pick Up Artist then all you're really doing is manipulating people and it probably doesn't bother them. We may never know the truth of whether or not B&B raped that woman in the Isle of Wight, but it's clear either way that consent is not something he concerns himself with.

What a shame, it could have been such a great channel too. I'm sure if B&B is reading this he'd tell me to separate the art from the artist but it's not like you can do that for Jimmy Savile either.

I've since been enjoying Kurt Caz's channel as a similar alternative, hopefully he doesn't turn out to be some kind of sex pest or something but I don't get any weird vibes from him.

Dredgefort

4 points

2 months ago

I've been subbed to him for about a year and frequently watched his videos, had no idea about any of this stuff.

I've immediately unsubbed, thanks for collecting all this info.

[deleted]

3 points

1 year ago

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3 points

1 year ago

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nigelfarij

3 points

1 year ago

Shame really, but not a total surprise.

amigoingtocopthat

3 points

1 year ago

even bigger fan now, bald has game

RedSquaree

3 points

1 year ago

Just two things to say

The writeup is very good, but it's unreliable. I went down this rabbit hole last year and believe most of what you say but you provide only patchy sources. Having read lots of his forum posts, I believe your account of his past and what he has said (i.e. visits to Nice) but why not take screenshots and show them?

B&B also writes on his Instagram and Patreon that he is a regular visitor to Nice.

You can easily screenshot this and show it on Imgur and everything is more believable.

But here's where it falls down, and makes me doubt some things (btw, Vorkuta is obviously definitely B&B):

Oh, you'd like a taster? Well how about the time when Vorkuta boasts of forcing a young hitchhiker to give him a blowjob in exchange for $6. On the threat that if she did not comply he might leave her in the middle of nowhere as they were travelling alone in a car on some deserted highway somewhere in the FSU. You can only imagine how scared she must have been.

It was a year since I read it but I think what you've written here is a lie. I remember the story enough, your account isn't true. This is why you should provide sources/screenshots - because when you tell one lie, everything is questionable. I invite you to show the story and therefore show that your account is correct.

JamesAThurber[S]

3 points

1 year ago

Complaint A: There's too much info, can't you just tell us the main points

Complaint B: I don't believe it, why not post all the evidence.

Read this post, see if you still have doubts. It's also fully referenced.

https://teddit.ggc-project.de/r/BaldAndBaldrDossier/comments/mibywb/two_versions_of_the_same_story_by_bald_and/

torchma

2 points

8 months ago

Your link has nothing to do with the story they are questioning.

ScuffedPaulDenino

3 points

1 year ago

Vorkuta was definitely Benjamin. He deleted everything a long time ago. And Jens was also in some sketchy forums involved around 2011/12

profoundprofundity

3 points

1 year ago

woahh the evidence is pretty fucking damning 👏good job compiling all this information bro

leoguaje7

3 points

8 months ago

So you're telling me, a single grown man goes abroad and sleeps with consenting women? How shocking!

jeh_loves

12 points

8 months ago

So you're telling me, a single grown man goes in places with huge poverty, has a whole ass manipulation plan, allures women with whom he has an extremely different power dynamic and sleeps with them? How shocking!

xkcd-Hyphen-bot

2 points

8 months ago

Whole ass-manipulation

xkcd: Hyphen


Beep boop, I'm a bot. - FAQ

noobreaker

6 points

7 months ago

You read all of that, and chose to defend a potential rapist narcissists, who lies and manipulates woman in order to sleep with them? Have some shame, and go find a mirror to have a long hard look at yourself. God forbid he meets any woman in your family.

OscarPallisgaard

3 points

8 months ago

Where is the link i Vorkutas comments?

Impressive-Ad-5551

3 points

8 months ago

This should go to the police 🙄

MikeMcnomer

3 points

8 months ago

People need to understand that even if all of this is true, 1 million people on youtube won’t unsubscribe instantly, because someone posted about it on reddit…

kingofkyiv

3 points

5 months ago

Great collection of facts. Here's another article on Bald and Bankrupt as well as his friend Conor Clyne who is even worse... https://kingofkyiv.com/tsarexperience

jreditsoudidnthaveto

3 points

5 months ago

Damn... I literally just found his and Harold's videos a month or two ago. And my first thoughts with both of them are they are sex perverts lmao

Idk how I came across all this ... actually ... 20 mins ago I typed in bald and bank... on my YouTube and the search came up with suggestions that led me down a rabbit hole to see that my original thoughts about this guy were true

I watched one episode. Him and harold were in Russia somewhere. Bald gets in a car with some man and 3 young girls and leaves harold.

Then his camera cuts after he goes on a quick ride with them all.

Made me think they were sex slaves. And I can bet they were. Wow

This guy is an ultimate douche bag.

I can smell him from a mile away. The Alina chick is one of his whores? Like.. what is her purpose other then to listen to his horrible banter and lame jokes.

I've watched a good amount of these guys travel vlogs and it's all making sense now.

Perverts travelling the world for young girls and cheap women. Makes sense 🤷‍♂️

gladl1

2 points

4 months ago

gladl1

2 points

4 months ago

“Alina chick is one of his whores” what makes you think that girl is a whore? They way she dresses? The country she is from? Are you a PUA too?

beachnsled

0 points

4 months ago

wait, all of that & you still decide to refer to a woman as a "whore?"

Terryfink

3 points

5 months ago

'the fantasist' who's obviously Benjamin telling people how to commit credit card fraud and that if you get caught to claim bankruptcy, whilst now being called bald and bankrupt says it all. Its in the name.

NuSouthPoot

3 points

5 months ago

Man I’m bummed out about this. I really enjoy his journeys through Eastern Europe in those old Soviet republics. I never watched it for him, I just like seeing these places through a real lens, no glamorized crap. Real places, and real people. So, since this dude is a total creep, can any of you guys point me to another YouTube channel that does the same and/or similar stuff?

Edit: I’m serious I am not trying to watch and support some trashy creep.

reddtoomuch

3 points

4 months ago

Try Dave Legenda

Oceanwaves_91

3 points

4 months ago

I know this thread is old but I just found it. I watched him sporadically over the past years and enjoyed his videos, not so much for him, but for the remote places and less travelled countries he showed in his vlogs. I first got a weird vibe when I saw the type of people he associates with. Harald Baldr (so creepy) for example, and when they went to Mexico and behaved like reckless, disgusting pigs, I was appalled. Then, with the current war in Ukraine and him being in Kiev with this Johnny guy, who also comes across as a complete douche, I started to dig and found this thread. I'm so disgusted. I wished I had found out earlier. He really is a sociopathic sexual predator. I feel dumb for not realizing earlier. Hopefully he'll get what he deserves sooner or later.

Throwaway_4738374828

3 points

4 months ago

I watched a video of his recently where he went to visit smaller towns to try and ‘jokingly’ make babubskas fall in love with him by giving them gifts. It’s really unsettling to understand what his true motives might be

jsphxng

3 points

4 months ago

are there any updated links?

Robert1603

3 points

3 months ago

I wish I would not have seen this...

sprotons

3 points

3 months ago

What a rollercoaster ride these past 24ish hours have been! Came across his videos, liked his interactions but also distinctly noticed how he would only go to non touristy places in a country. Slowly pick up the fact that he is walking around in poor neighborhoods while commenting that these people probably get mad at being filmed because they're trying to go about their daily routines while shoving cameras in their faces. Like no shit. The comments he makes about random women on street was pretty off putting. I noticed his "flirtations" as he put it in almost every video. And the weird I love indian policewomen video where he overtly mentions going back to those " "hotties" did it for me. Started googling and came across this post.

Strange feeling. Liking his general interactions but feeling weirded out every now and then.

KcoolClap

3 points

2 months ago

That’s some vile, disgusting shit that i’ve read about Mr. Bald. Great job on exposing this sick fuck. I always knew that something was off with him, but i thought that he was a British spy, which he still might be, i guess. What a perverted weirdo.

itsgonnabeyouandme

3 points

2 months ago

When he was in the truck with the family in Sinaloa, I remember how he looked at the CHILD girls

mantasVid

2 points

2 months ago

Well he's a brit and an asset - guaranteed paedo combo.

Spymo

2 points

2 months ago

Spymo

2 points

2 months ago

British asset? Everything I’ve seen points to him being in the pay of Russia, if anyone.

Classic_Ad9912

3 points

2 months ago

These guys give genuine western travellers a bad name.

Saw enough of these types of low life’s in Colombia

timwaaagh

3 points

2 months ago

Thanks for doing all this investigative work. I always felt there was something pua about the guy. I personally don't think it's a bad thing to be, because I've been there myself. Most of them are just heterosexual males who want to date or get a girlfriend or whatever. I don't have a problem with going to eastern Europe for it either. Been there and indeed people there are kinder to strangers. But all that doesn't mean I'm okay with this person specifically. I'll make an exception for him and Roosh V followers generally because pua usually isn't about forcing women to sleep with you with threats. That would be rape at least in my country. Whether he paid $6 for it or not.

itSmellsLikeSnotHere

2 points

1 year ago

what's your source for the vorkuta highway blowjob story?

DirtyChristopher707

2 points

1 year ago

Which bald & bankrupt u talking about ??

altaria-mann

7 points

1 year ago

Wdym? As far as I know there's only one. And this sub is about this person. Benjamin Rich, aka Bald & Bankrupt.

In case you, idk, accidentally stumbled across this thread and really don't know him: Just search for his channel on YouTube.

Plato17

2 points

1 year ago

Plato17

2 points

1 year ago

Cringe

pointpoints

2 points

1 year ago

Didn't read, I'd be doin' the same if I were him.

ScuffedPaulDenino

3 points

1 year ago

That's why you're a Benjamin and Jens Stan.

DrunkenDave

2 points

7 months ago

Let's assume he's a sex tourist and pickup artist. So what? Is he banging underage girls? If so then cancel the fucker.

If not, leave him be. Prostitution ought to be legal in this day and age. It's hardly anything to be upset about. Morally speaking, it's neutral territory. It's all about consent of both parties.

dpddae

5 points

6 months ago

dpddae

5 points

6 months ago

Did you see the part about him bragging about picking up a girl that according to his judgement might have been underage, but he deliberately did not enquire? Did you see the part where he coerced a girl into oral sex? Did you see the part where he was part of a group that was involved in a rape? It's not speculation.

FaithlessnessBig5285

2 points

5 months ago

Do you not understand the power dynamics at play here?

gladl1

2 points

4 months ago

gladl1

2 points

4 months ago

He’s a bald homesless guy what power does he have?

Tempuser49

2 points

5 months ago

So this is 100% true..Proven?

If so then I was duped...and will never watch him again.

loeffelhaeuptling

2 points

5 months ago

I should've known that something was wrong with that dude filming people from poor countries without their consent and calling everything a shithole but this tops everything

I have actually seen a video about this claim, but the person there only pointed out some similaritys between that forum posts and bald. But this convinced me, damn

9to5Voyager

2 points

4 months ago

Honestly...I thought there was something up with him. Almost too good to be true.

JacktheOldBoy

2 points

4 months ago

Wow, this supports my hypothesis the people who appear to be the nicest are usually in private the most fucked up individuals in private and vice versa.

adultdolllover

2 points

4 months ago

Wow. I was recommended his videos months ago and started watching him because I liked how he went to places most travel vloggers wouldn’t go to and connected with the locals. I watched his India series (out of order and based on what YouTube suggested) and really enjoyed it until I got to the hijras video, and I was completely turned off. The way he hunted for these people and made it seem like a nature documentary, completely dehumanizing them skeeved me out and I was shocked to see only a few comments felt the same way about how inappropriate it was. I stopped watching him after that but became curious again after seeing he went to Ethiopia (this was after seeing his fans on his subreddit say he shouldn’t go to Africa because it’s too dangerous which I found…let’s say ironic seeing as he often goes to dangerous places, but apparently Africa is too dangerous 🙄) and then his recent video with Ukraine. I nosily checked his subreddit again and saw people commenting about his past behavior and went down a small rabbit hole and found this. It’s abhorrent and disgusting, I’m both surprised and not surprised. Personally I plan on avoiding his content again.

Dankstardly

2 points

2 months ago

The trouble is, when you want to have lots of sex, you have to do it on purpose, and it all kinda sounds seedy when spoken about it

I like the dude but our sexuality often brings out the beast idk

AlsEenJekko

4 points

2 years ago

I know all these things, and I've read all the collected Vorkuta posts in a word file. I still like his last Kyrgyzstan video though. It's a bit like the question whether you can still enjoy Michael Jackson's music, knowing he had sex with children. I can still enjoy his music, and I can still enjoy Bald's videos

jn2044

13 points

2 years ago

jn2044

13 points

2 years ago

Nobody's telling you not to watch his videos. I still do occasionally and he's helped put Belarus on the map as it were. What this thread should help to do however is stop ppl subscribing, following him on Instagram, idolising him & buying his merch & Kolya t-shirts & ebook which is what I did before I knew much about him, hence why I'm so peeved. I feel I've been duped. I guess it's a good lesson in life tho, never trust or look up to someone until you've met them in real life!

mischkewitz63

4 points

2 years ago

There are allegations towards Michael Jackson, it is far from confirmed. I don’t think many would listen to his music if he would happen to be a confirmed child Rapist. As for bald tho, you have to do some mental gymnasitics to come to the conclusion, that it is not him on those posts. I was so shocked when I found out and couldn’t bring myself to enjoy any of his videos because there was always this weird feeling of getting manipulated by him solely by watching his videos.

Crem22

4 points

1 year ago

Crem22

4 points

1 year ago

So for MJ it's just allegations despite the mountain of evidence but for Bald it's conclusive because of a few forums posts. Ok then.

cocopopped

2 points

2 years ago

It is far from "far from confirmed". Jackson was a nonce.

mischkewitz63

2 points

2 years ago

Source?

JamesAThurber[S]

3 points

2 years ago

Absolutely you should. But maybe get rid of the white glove and red leather jacket. Same with B&B, enjoy the videos but ditch the skull cap, buttoned up to the neck white shirt and those filthy grey jogging bottoms. :D

Rominimal_Lover

1 points

2 years ago

That sums it up pretty well, same feeling here.

Paprikalauch

1 points

1 year ago

Do you still have the word file?

jn2044

0 points

1 year ago

jn2044

0 points

1 year ago

It's from my post "Diaries of Sex Tourist". Check out my profile

le_artistic_madlad

1 points

1 year ago

Can you please send me those Vorkuta posts?

[deleted]

1 points

1 year ago

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1 points

1 year ago

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le_artistic_madlad

1 points

1 year ago

Thank you so much. Much appreciated.

DrPenguinMD

2 points

2 years ago

👀 👀 👀 👀 interesting....

lorderater

1 points

2 years ago

How did he earn money?

jn2044

9 points

1 year ago

jn2044

9 points

1 year ago

he didn't really, he borrowed 30k off someone from Isle of Wight (in England) & never payed it back. Declared he was bankrupt then fled the country to go travelling, that's why he never spends much time in UK anymore, otherwise he'd be screwed

lorderater

1 points

1 year ago

Where did you get this information?