Did 'The Tall Knight' Scam His TikTok Followers Out Of $14,000 And Fake Homelessness?
TikToker the Tall Knight, known for his gaming videos, comedy skits and spreading positivity, is being accused of scamming his fans for over $14,000 US after claiming he was kicked out of his house and left homeless earlier this week. Now, Tall Knight has responded to the claims on Discord, and as it turns out, things may not quite be as they seem. Here's what you need to know.
@the_tall_knight I swear I’m going to dedicate my life to making content that can maybe give you guys a fraction of the joy that you’ve brought me 💝😭 #tallknight #the_tall_knight #update #hotel #homeless #positivity ♬ original sound – they_luv_tony:)
Why Is 'The Tall Knight' Being Accused Of Scamming His Fans?
On February 20th, the Tall Knight, a TikToker who constantly wears a knight crusader's helmet and makes positive content, posted a video where he claims he was kicked from his home and is now homeless. In the video, he says he has no other choice but to ask for help from his viewers. Later that night, he posted a video revealing that viewers sent him over $14,000 in support of his struggle.
@the_tall_knight ($TheAverageTallKnight) I’m so scared, idk what I’m gonna do, please help #tallknight #the_tall_knight #homeless #apartment #tiktok #positivity #fanbase #fakesword ♬ original sound – Tall Knight
@the_tall_knight Replying to @sadturtleexe ♬ original sound – Tall Knight
Two days later, Tall Knight's brother-in-law, a Christian TikToker named @theothodoxmainer, posted a video claiming Tall Knight had been staying with him, his wife Savannah (Tall Knight's sister) and his kids, showing Tall Knight's room, helmet and sword for proof.
In the video, Othodox Mainer claims that he told Tall Knight to leave by March 1st after Tall Knight invited his out-of-state girlfriend to stay at the house without telling him. Othodox and his wife, who happens to be Tall Knight's sister, also caught Tall Knight and his girlfriend hooking up in their room, which they deemed "not Christian" and inappropriate while the kids were in the house. This was the main reason for evicting him.
Othodox claims that Tall Knight was never homeless since he could have stayed there until March 1st and believes he had more money than he let on since he was able to fly his girlfriend out to visit. The original video by Othodox was deleted, but was reuploaded and can be seen below.
@committi @othodoxmainer made this put this out there #tallknightisscammingyou ♬ original sound – committi
Did Tall Knight Really Scam His Viewers?
Since @theothodoxmainer's video was posted, some TikTokers, especially those who donated, have been accusing Tall Knight of being a scammer. However, Tall Knight recently pushed back against these claims on his Discord server, revealing what he sees as hypocrisy from Othodox and his sister Savannah.
According to the Discord messages, Tall Knight was kicked out for hooking up with his girlfriend in their room. However, he claims that Othodox and Savannah hook up every night whether the kids are there or not. He even claims they once hooked up in the living room while he and a friend were playing a board game and that Othodox and Savannah leave their "toys" in the sink sometimes.
After airing out some dirt about his sister and claiming she did know he had a girlfriend coming to visit despite Othodox's claims, Tall Knight confirms that she told them to leave after walking in on them hooking up. He thought it was a joke at first but she later confirmed it wasn't, despite Tall Knight telling her it would make him homeless. She allegedly called his girlfriend names.
Tall Knight grabbed his girlfriend's suitcase, left the house and recorded the video asking for help at around 2:00 AM, not posting it until the next day. It wasn't until that day that Othodox texted him telling him he had until March 1st to leave. Although he said Tall Knight could stay until then, he also wrote that his girlfriend could not.
Tall Knight writes that there was "no way" he was staying there after that, and posted the video asking for help and got the $14,000 from his followers. He insists he did not scam his followers and even provides a screenshot of his alleged bank account balance, showing he had around $400 before the donations.
Since then, Othodox has deleted his video on the matter and another TikToker who accused Tall Knight of scamming has apologized for thinking so. Tall Knight also claims that he's refunding hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of donations that have been coming in over the past few days to further prove his innocence.
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