Prank Family That’s right. Welcome to The Know. I’m John and I’m Ben, controversial channel Daddy o’ Five made tons of YouTube thumbnails and internet headlines earlier this year for a series of prank videos that were.
Decried as child abuse and now the bad news keeps piling up for the family because it looks like they’re facing up to a decade In prison for their YouTube antics once again.
It looks like it’s just a prank, bro Doesn’t really buy you any brownie points in the American judicial system it just doesn’t work people if you’re unaware of daddy of five because you were totally ignoring.
YouTube a few months back here’s a Little bit of the background the channel got famous for all the wrong reasons in the spring for posting videos of couple Heather and Michael Martin playing pranks.
On their children, the only thing is the children weren’t really in on the joke some of which got Psychologically brutal Prank Family to say the least one video was titled eight-year-old gets waterboarded and others featured.
Pranks where the parents told one of the kids that he was adopted some of them appear to Show physical abuse from other kids in the family and one ended up with the youngest hitting a bookshelf and receiving a bloody nose.
The theme was the same in just about every single one of these videos with crying children Begging for the videos to stop Prank Family and the parents laughing and often telling them literally.
It’s just a prank brah as you can imagine where do these videos spread around the web and landed the couple in hot water after Popular YouTubers like Phil Defranco called attention to it the online anger eventually hit a tipping point.
And that’s when all the legal matters Started which sort of brings us up to speed to the most recent developments the latest news about the martins comes from the people magazine Of all places who obtained court records from their pending case.
Apparently, the charges against heather and Michael Martin’s the operators of Daddy of five Weren’t filed until a couple of weeks ago by prosecutors in Frederick County Maryland now that these records are public we can see.
The charges against the couple as well as the punishment they’re looking at according to the document the martins were hit with charges of neglecting a minor further youngest children between November 2016 and April 2017 which is the period of time?
Mostly covered by the more offensive of the infamous and now deleted youtube videos those two charges carry some awfully stiff penalties due because each town could land them five years in prison and a fine of $5,000 as for whether or not the couple.
Will actually end up serving that full-time that seems a bit Unlikely because according to their attorney they’ve read a plea agreement with the Prosecutors of the case so that could mean that they’re only going to serve part of the time or just pay a fine or maybe.
A little bit of column b This is by no means the start of the problems the family has faced since all of this reached its boiling point back in May They lost custody of the two youngest children back to their biological mother.
Following all the controversies when it all went down they first tried to push back against their YouTube credits calling them haters But Prank Family eventually had something of a change of heart they later made an apology video.
Claiming that the prank videos were all scripted saying we Put things on the internet that should not be there. Yeah, that’s gross. Prank Family That’s what I yeah, that’s one way to put it.
I mean It’s not true, but I mean to say it. I guess if you want to This of course is the first time that YouTube pranksters have found themselves on the wrong end of the law back in March of 2016 Some of the founding members of YouTube channel.
Troll station was sentenced to prison time for some stunts pulled in July and September of 2015 in July TrollStation staged fake heists that to Prank Family art galleries the tape and the national portrait gallery.
Where men in masks Ran through the galleries holding Paintings naturally frightened patrons thought that armed robbery was taking place. Prank Family You know, it’s just a joke just a prank, bro.
You know they were they’re also going to do it You know of prank where they were going to like fake Rob a bank? With guns and no I’m just kidding but then it sounds like right up their alley, however, the larger Infraction was a prank pulled off by the channel.