Los Angeles police arrested 33-year-old social media influencer Ray Diaz on Friday for alleged sexual assault after spammy videos showing he physically and verbally abused a minor girl.
The LAPD Announced After a "thorough investigation", Detective Diaz, which has 3.1 million followers on Instagram and over 300,000 subscribers on YouTube, arrested Friday morning in San Diego.
The arrest follows after the video was posted online on July 5. 17-year-old Angelica Salek, who said she had a date with Diaz for a year. In the video you can hear a man who is supposed to be Diaz screaming and beating her.
Diaz said the video showed "acting class" and was "wrong".
"It just screams and screams and I do that before any audition with Angelica just to get the juice flowing ̵
The clip was deleted, but since then it has been re-uploaded to other social media accounts, including YouTuber Keemstar in his latest dramaAlert episode, in which Salek also appeared to talk about Diaz.
"I want to get word that it's not my goal to hurt anyone or put anyone in jail," Salek said in her Instagram story on Friday night. "Hopefully, my goal is to raise awareness and show that it's not okay to be in an abusive relationship, and that it's okay to speak out."
"I've been manipulated," Salek said on Instagram. "I was brainwashed when I thought the relationship I was in was love, but now I know it was the farthest thing about it … now I know better and I know it's not in Order was. "
know that an abusive relationship in which you are physically or mentally abused is not right and that you can be strong and express yourself and be loved by many.
Salek did not respond to a request for comment.
Diaz's Instagram account was now set to private, his bail was set at $ 500,000 and a lawyer for him could not be located .