YouTube star Piper Rockell’s mother faces allegations from teens alleging she was emotionally and physically abused.
The group encouraged Tiffany Smith to be sexy with them, touching and kissing them, and mailing her 15-year-old daughter’s underwear to male fans.
The 11 minor defendants are each seeking $2 million from Smith.
The mother of YouTube star Piper Rockell, 15, abused her child emotionally and physically, including touching her child’s buttocks and mailing her daughter’s underwear to a male fan to “smell” her. I am facing allegations of abuse.
In a complaint filed in January 2022, 11 teens from the “Piper Squad” accused Tiffany Smith, 41, of inflicting pain and attempting oral sex on a minor and posting it online. She said she encouraged her to wear skimpy clothing to accentuate the “bulge” in the video.
Smith, who allegedly boasted that she was “making child pornography,” encouraged minors to be “sexy,” “Harassment, molestation and abuse,” according to the complaint.
Sawyer Sharbino, Donlad Dougher, Corrine Joy, Connor Cain, Simonne Harrison, Ayden Mekus, Hayden Haas, Walker Bryant, Sophia Fergi, Claire Rocksmith, and Reese Rocksmith$2 million each from Smith and her boyfriend Hunter Hill.
Rockelle has over 10 million subscribers on YouTube and some outlets report her net worth in the $3 million range. Smith’s trial begins Monday.
According to the defendant, Smith intentionally exploited children on his daughter’s YouTube page and directed increasingly offensive comments at them.
In a nearly 150-page complaint, a group of teenagers and children describe alleged abuse at the hands of Smith.
The group called the YouTube stage mom a “mean control freak” and said she often made offensive comments about them and their private body parts.
Haas was said to have been asked by Smith, “Is his ball still falling” and “How long is it (in terms of his penis)?”
They say she made obscene and graphic remarks about the genitals and encouraged them to be “sexy” and “sexually aggressive.”
One video, posted two years ago on Rockelle’s YouTube page, features eight teens in a “stop kissing last” game with $10,000 offered to the winner. The video now has 10 million views.
According to the complaint, the self-proclaimed “Madam of YouTube” also reportedly told Fergi that she “didn’t have boobs” and was “very plain”.
Smith has also been accused of touching children’s legs, thighs and buttocks.
One of the 11 defendants alleges Smith mailed his teenage daughter’s “dirty training bra and panties” to a strange man and accused him of “Old people like to smell this scent.
She instructed the boys to remove their shirts and said, “Sex is for sale,” while asking one of the girls, “Do you know what dildos are for?”
According to the group, she also assumed an alternate ego as “Frank the Pug” or “Lenny the Dead Cat” and shouted explicit phrases to children.
“I’m going to fuck you” and “I’m going to touch you in your sleep” were both allegedly said by Smith while using her alter-ego.
At one point, the mother – as her alter ego – said to Fergi, “[This team member]has freckles, so I wonder if his d**k has a lot of freckles.”
She also reportedly referred to a squad member’s penis at one point as “Dwayne the Rock Hard Johnson.”
Some of the plaintiffs in the complaint allege they were not compensated for appearing on her page or promoting Rockelle’s content.
The plaintiff not only accuses YouTube Mom of cheating, but also claims she faced financial loss due to “dirty tactics” Smith used to sabotage her personal account.
Smith allegedly posted a link to the plaintiff’s YouTube account on the pornographic site that viewers of the adult-only site clicked to watch.
This is reported to YouTube, whose algorithms have determined that the teen video’s content is “sexual or inappropriate” and restricts viewing.
So restricted viewing drained their engagement and meant they couldn’t make as much money from their videos.
Piper, who is currently in the midst of her worldwide “The Piper Tour,” last hit the stage in Oklahoma City on April 8, but her next show will be in Vancouver on June 3. It is planned to be
Both daughters Claire and Reese are the plaintiffs, and Rockel’s cousin Ashley Ann Rock-Smith wants her children to feel “peace” again.
“I just want to make peace with my kids,” Rock Smith said in an NBC interview.
Mothers also want to take action on YouTube’s policies regarding children and their accounts.
“I want to bring all predators who hurt young children to justice,” Rock-Smith said.
Corinne’s mother, Stevie Arrico, told NBC, “When they were kids, they didn’t get it.
“But now they’re older and they’re starting to understand the trauma that’s been caused, what’s been said to them, these fake crushes,” Arrico said.
In one video posted when Rockelle was just 10 or 11, she was handcuffed 24 hours a day by her “boyfriend.” The video got her 4.4 million views.
The lawsuit specifically names Rock’s boyfriend Hill as the director and editor of Rockelle’s YouTube account.
YouTube says it is not responsible for the actions of its creators.
“We all love YouTube and it’s a great place, but when someone uses YouTube as a business and brings in other kids, they have to hold to certain standards,” Areeco said. he told NBC News.
“We want to protect our children,” Arrico said.
DailyMail.com reached out to YouTube for comment on the ongoing lawsuit, but did not hear back by the time of publication.
Smith filed a $30 million countersuit in July, claiming that the plaintiff’s mother had fabricated allegations that she had been coerced.
She later dropped the lawsuit, and lawyers representing the plaintiffs called the lawsuit “frivolous.”
In 2022, YouTube disabled monetization of Rockelle’s channel after an insider called for a request regarding an ongoing lawsuit. A change in status makes the page ineligible for ad revenue.
Rockelle still makes money from merchandise and current US tours.
It’s unclear how much the teenage girl was earning from her videos before monetization was disabled. However, according to a recent report, some YouTube creators can earn more than her $25,000 per million views.