A YouTuber has been arrested after his pregnant girlfriend passed away during a live stream.
30-year-old Stas Reeflay allegedly forced his near-naked girlfriend to go out into the subzero temperatures as he was paid $1,000 by a viewer to inflict the abuse, Russian media reported.
The pregnant woman, 28-year-old Valentina ‘Valya’ Grigoryeva, died of suspected hypothermia as thousands of people watched online.
Reefley, whose real name is Stanislav Reshetnikov, reportedly carried his girlfriend back inside their home in Ivanovka village but kept filming as he attempted to revive her.
In the live stream, Reefley was heard saying: “Valya, are you alive? My bunny, what’s up with you?
“Valya, Valya, damn, you look like you are dead.”
“Bunny, come on… tell me something. I’m worrying. Damn… I’m not feeling her heartbeat.”
Reefley told his viewers: “Guys… No pulse… She’s pale. She’s not breathing.”
The shocking video reportedly continued even when he called emergency services.
“Wake up, Valya, I love you, wake up,” he said.
The broadcast went on even when paramedics arrived and Valya was pronounced dead. The stream reportedly continued for a couple of hours after she had passed away.
In another video, Reefley is accused of showering his girlfriend with pepper spray. He makes money by getting online ‘donations’ from his viewers.
Liza Lazerson, a feminist activist, slammed YouTube for “prohibiting the spread of nipples but showing scenes of violence and cruelty against women ‘without problems.’”
Lazerson said: “The woman dies on air – and the audience sends donations to the killer. This must stop. Such videos are calmly broadcast to the whole world, meaning something is broken.
“Until this is fixed, censorship is necessary.”
Reefley faces up to two years in jail.
“Information will also be checked about possible unlawful actions against the deceased by the young man in whose house the body was found,” the Russian Investigative Committee said.
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