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Andrew Callaghan of 'This Place Rules' accused of sexual misconduct - Rolling Stone

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On his YouTube channel channel 5 and in his recent HBO Max documentary Rules of this place, Andrew Callaghan, 25, has amassed millions of fans as a goofy, deadpan caller highlighting the absurdities of modern culture. His direct interviews with marginal members of contemporary society — prepubescent MAGA bosses, QAnon influencers, Flat Earthers — have often gone viral, with Callaghan becoming something of a left-wing celebrity online.

However, on TikTok, Callaghan is now going viral for far less innocuous reasons. Two women have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct, accusing the internet personality of pressuring them to have sex and not respecting the limits of consent. Callaghan did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Rolling Stone.

Caroline Elise, a TikToker who goes by the handle @cornbreadasserole, posted a video last week recounting her alleged experience with Callaghan. In her video, she alleges that Callaghan asked to stay at her home after falling out with one of her crew. Although she said she wasn’t interested in sleeping with him, he “finally got my consent because he tired me out,” she said in the video. “I said whatever because I was trying to get the whole thing over with…never mind that I told him no. [He] even found a way to coerce me into doing things I didn’t want to do.

In the video, Elise said she didn’t want to come forward, only doing so after Callaghan skyrocketed in popularity. “It’s even harder to relive the trauma I suffered every day seeing this man as a social justice warrior, as someone who cares about human rights, gets a platform,” she says. “You shouldn’t support him.”

Another TikToker, Dana, or @moldyfreckle, posted her own series of videos on Jan. 8, alleging that Callaghan also pressured her into having sex with him. In a video, she alleges that she hooked up with Callaghan once but thought he was “mean” and “demanding” and that he “freaked out”. [her] Out.” When he sought her out again, she alleges, she refused to be with him, only for him to invite her to dinner so he could apologize for his behavior. At dinner, he allegedly repeatedly asked her to have sex with her. in her car; although she said no, she offered to drive him home, “although I never wanted to have sex with him again,” she said.

While in the car, claims @moldyfreckle, Callaghan touched her inner thigh, kissed her neck and tried to reach down her pants. “I told him to stop. I told him to get off me several times,” she says in the video. “He tried to put my hand down his pants and I was fighting him through it, telling him please stop.” She then claims that she told him several times to leave the car, which she says he eventually did, even though he asked if she could perform oral sex on him earlier. Though she says they never spoke again after that incident, in response to commenters requesting receipts backing up her claims, @moldyfreckle also shared screen recordings of DMs she allegedly exchanged with Callaghan making plans to meet up to show that the two have already had been in contact.

As a host of the popular YouTube channel All Gas No Brakes, which he created while studying journalism at Loyola University New Orleans, Callaghan traveled the country in his trailer, doing street interviews with various eccentric figures. In his ill-fitting beige suit with a lock of curly hair, he became a familiar fixture at QAnon rallies, furry contras, and Flat Earther gatherings, showing the soft underbelly of popular culture.

While the tone of Callaghan’s channel started out as largely comedic, it later evolved into a vehicle of social awareness, with Callaghan becoming something of a left-wing celebrity online. After he announced in the spring of 2021 that he had left All Gas No Brakes due to contractual disputes, started a new channel, channel 5which has over two million subscribers.

Your 2022 movie for HBO Max Rules of this place, produced with A24, features interviews with various members of the far right leading up to the events of the January 6, 2021, attempted Capitol insurrection. The film was directed by Abso Lutely Productions, the production company founded by Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim of Tim and Eric fame.


Callaghan, HBO and A24 did not respond to requests for comment from Rolling Stone. Representatives for Heidecker and Wareheim also did not respond to a request for comment.