“I just assume the worst,” Nathan Vandergunst looks ahead to his process. “So I expect that I will have to pay the fine of 336,000 euros. If I assume the worst, things can only turn out better,” the YouTuber then confirms. He does not yet have an answer as to how he would pay that monster fine. “I have already thought about crowdfunding, but if I If I can pay for it myself, I’ll just do it myself,” he nods finally.
The ball started rolling when he published a video about the process surrounding the death of Sanda Dia during a baptism of student club Reuzegom. In his twelve-minute video, Acid added some extra fuel to the fire by doing “what the media do not dare”: he announced the names of the Reuzegommers. “I’m going to pick five people and tell a little bit of stories about them, talk about how dark they are. We are going to cancel them.” YouTube eventually took the video offline.
The video also featured a former member of Reuzegom who was not involved in the fatal baptism. The young man did not have to appear in court in the case. His parents were suddenly confronted with false reservations and many negative reviews in their restaurant in Antwerp. The civil parties summoned him for a long list of violations. Electronic harassment, defamation and incitement to violence were just some of them.