Nathan Vandergunst (23) – aka Acid – posted a new video on his YouTube channel. In it he shrugs off the criticism he received and once again aims his arrows at the media, the judiciary and Reuzegom’s lawyers.
In the nearly eleven-minute video, titled “I’m sorry Reuzegom, sorry,” Vandergunst discusses the impact of his previous video in which he revealed the names of four Reuzegommers, two of whom were convicted in the trial over the death of Sanda Dia.
Although the name suggests otherwise, Acid does not apologize at all in the video, but mainly describes “the turbulent week” he went through. Yet pride prevails with the YouTuber: “What we have set in motion is ‘insane’. My video finally gets people talking and discussing the whole Giant Gum thing and the horrible things the Giant Gums did to Sanda Dia.”
He also repeats his criticism of the media and the judiciary, who, according to him, do not deal consistently with the privacy of suspects. According to him, the Reuzegommers get preferential treatment because they are of the “high class”.
He also questions the authenticity of the threatening letter to Joris van Cauter (one of the Reuzegoma lawyers). The YouTuber even suggests that the lawyer created the letter himself. “None of you would do this,” Vandergunst tells his followers.
The YouTuber remains angry that some media suggest that two of the four names he announced were of (former) Reuzegommers who would have nothing to do with the case. “If you help cover up traces, you are an accomplice and you also have blood on your hands,” said the YouTuber.
Vandergunst says he has not (yet) received any charges for revealing the names. “I received two threatening letters from lawyers, but no real charges,” said Vandergunst. He says he is a bit “scared” about all the possible legal consequences, but also “proud” of what his video has brought about: “I don’t think this is the end. A lot will happen, but I am firmly in my shoes”. Should he have to answer for himself in court, the Youtuber will “sit down with just as much confidence” as he did during the making of his Reuzegom videos, according to Vandergunst himself.
Acid also admits that he made mistakes in his previous video. For example, he apologizes to the people he used in his previous video ‘for illustration’ to describe the allegedly influential parents of the Reuzegommers. The YouTuber uses random photos of Belgian judges, lawyers and politicians, who have no ties at all with the Reuzegommers. “Almost everyone was aware of that, but not those people themselves. So sorry: you have absolutely nothing to do with this case”.
Vandergunst hopes that the tragic death of Sanda Dia can bring about something positive. “I think the people at the top realize they can’t do this.”
Acid makes a comeback with the video after a week’s suspension on the video platform. In the first hour after publication, the video was viewed at least 29,000 times.
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