After a turbulent month, Toby Turner seems to be getting ready for his long-awaited return to YouTube by posting a short video thanking his fans for their support. Whilst the upload is only 1 minute 15 second long, Toby reinforces his innocence towards the rape allegations made against him, and also suggests he will be making further efforts to “re-evaluate” who he is – a possible reference to his behaviour and potential addictions?
The video, which was posted on the 3rd of May, sees Toby Turner talk candidly to the camera as he defends himself in light of an onslaught of abuse and personal attacks regarding his alleged drug and sexual abuse patterns. He mentions that his friends and family had to rally to support him during his time of need, but most importantly it was “your comments and your encouragement” that kept him going. Toby finishes up the video by saying that he’s “going to start posting content again soon”.
Below is the entire transcript of the video:
“I guess I just wanted to make a video and tell you thanks for your support over the past few weeks and thank you for your comments and your encouragement. It means a lot to me. This has been a very difficult time, and my family and friends who shuffled their schedule around so they could time out of their lives to be there for me. I love you guys. As I said in the last video, I didn’t do the things I was accused of and I never would and that’s a fact. But this whole experience has been a wake-up call to me to just re-evaluate who I am and, because I’m not perfect and there are a lot of ways I could become a better person. And so that’s what I’ve been doing, is working on myself and I’m gonna keep doing that and I just wanna let you know, I really appreciate your support and I’m so grateful to have you guys. and I’m going to start posting content again soon but until then I just wanted to say thanks.”
Since the video was uploaded, Toby has started becoming more active on Twitter by liking tweets that actively support his innocence and his upcoming return to regular programming. There has, of yet, been no interaction publicly between Mr Turner and his alleged victims. However, Melanie Murphy and Jaclyn Glenn have uploaded multiple videos together alluding to their shared time with Toby. We will keep you updated if anything further happens.