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Man's sickening YouTube stream of girlfriend's death

Yahoo News Australia and agencies
·2-min read

A Russian streamer has been detained by police for a sickening live broadcast in which his near-naked pregnant girlfriend dies following his alleged cruel abuse.

Stanislav Reshetnikov, 30, allegedly forced the pregnant woman – who wore only underwear – out into the sub-zero cold after a row.

He was allegedly paid $1300 by a viewer to inflict this abuse on her in his live stream, according to a report by BAZA media.

The woman, Valentina ‘Valya’ Grigoryeva, 28, died at the scene of suspected hypothermia.

Valentina ‘Valya’ Grigoryeva poses in front of a wall with pink-dyed hair.
Valentina ‘Valya’ Grigoryeva is believed to have died of hypothermia. Source: East2West/Australscope

The case has led to a call in Russia for an urgent ban on such online reality violence which appears unrestricted on Youtube and can be watched by children.

Reshetnikov – also known at ReeFlay – kept the Youtube camera rolling even as he realised Ms Grigoryeva was “half dead” after she was put on an exposed balcony.

He carried her back inside his rented house in Ivanovka village, near Moscow, and kept filming as he tried and failed to revive her.

YouTuber’s panicked words to girlfriend

In the video, Reshetnikov 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 feel her heartbeat.”

He informed his viewers she had no pulse, was pale and not breathing.

The horrific reality broadcast continued to his tens of thousands of followers even when he called an ambulance.

He is heard saying: "Wake up, Valya, I love you, wake up.”

And it still went on when paramedics arrived and pronounced her dead.

Stanislav Reshetniak puts one of his tattooed arms to his opposite shoulder as he posed in a selfie.
Stanislav Reshetniak is also known as ReeFlay. Source: East2West/Australscope

It is believed the broadcast continued for two hours after she had died.

In a previous broadcast he had allegedly showered his girlfriend with pepper spray.

Reshetnikov makes money by receiving online ‘donations’ from his Russian and international audience.

A friend of the dead woman said his live streaming had been “full of cruelty” towards his girlfriend.

Feminist activist Liza Lazerson hit out at Youtube for “prohibiting the spread of nipples but showing scenes of violence and cruelty against women without problems”.

“The woman dies on air and the audience sends donations ... This must stop.”

“Such videos are calmly broadcast to the whole world, meaning something is broken.

“Until this is fixed, censorship is necessary.”

Australscope

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