Brandon Calvillo (Born July 28, 1994) is an American viner and actor. He is also a member of the 1 million club.
Early Life[edit | edit source]
Calvillo was born in California and features his parents in some of his vines. He also has a brother who is also a viner, Jesse Calvillo and another brother, Gregory Calvillo.
Career[edit | edit source]
He uploaded his first vine in 2013 and already had over 10,000 Followers in April 2013. He has collaborated with viners such as Christian DelGrosso, Jason Nash, Josh Darnit, Nash Grier, KingBach, Thomas Sanders, Marcus Johns, and David Dobrik.
Recent Trouble[edit | edit source]
On February 2, 2019 a video was released by fellow Youtuber Trisha Paytas which, in part, accused Brandon of having an inappropriate relationship with a 17 year old girl. At the time, Brandon was 24.
Lacy and Brandon both spoke out about this video, denying that it was factual. They did this by posting images containing text on Instagram and Twitter. Both posts were quickly deleted. The text read as follows:
"I just wanted to clear some comments that were made regarding me today, and some assumptions that I've been getting for a while now. My girlfriend is currently 18, and we started dating when she was 18. She's about to turn 19. To be clear, we never dated when she was 17. Please be mindful of how hurtful and damaging your words can be. Thank you." - Brandon
"in all seriousness, something was posted on social media regarding my relationship. rest assured, what was posted is not factual, and i was never in an inappropriate relationship with brandon. we began dating when i turned 18 and i was a freshman in college. brandon is a gentelman, and we have a wonderful and personal relationship. please know that words hurt, and can be really damaging." - Lacy
There is evidence that contradicts this, and points out that not only were Lacy and Brandon dating when Lacy was 17, but that they had had sexual relations. David Dobrik's vlog from February 23, 2018, titled "CRASHING MY BEST FRIENDS DATE WITH A GIRL!!" is about a date between Brandon and Lacy. By Brandon's own admission, on February 2, 2019 Lacy was 18 years old. This means that Lacy was 17 at the time of shooting less than one year prior.
There are several exchanges during the vlog which raise concern.
The following exchange takes place at 2:29
Brandon Calvillo: Her name is Lacy. She's 18, 19.
David Dobrik: You're like, "I hope!"
This exchange takes place at 3:50:
David Dobrik: Is Brandon good at sex?
Lacy James: Honestly? Yeah. Like... *laughs*
David Dobrik: Hell yeah Brandon!
Once people realized Lacy's true age at the time of filming, these drew a great deal of concern. This is because the age of consent in California is 18, and any sexual interaction between Lacy and Brandon would be considered statutory rape. At the time of writing, no charges have been filed.