Then, in different scenes, men approach Box and attempt to take her home. The controversial video has been viewed over 11 million times. A week after "Drunk Girl in Public" was posted, however, it was revealed that the men were tricked into appearing in the video. The men have told reporters that they were approached by a year-old producer named Seth Leach and his cameraman Chris Olmedo, who told them they would be acting in a comedy sketch. The man in the green shirt with dreadlocks is a local street musician named " Ashtray ," another one is a local musician named Josh Blaine , and the man who appears at the end who steals Box away from another potential "helper" is Mike "Mokii" Koshak , who works for LA Epic, a party promotion company.
'Drunk girl in public' actress apologizes for role in viral hoax
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The new video, titled "Drunk Girl in Public Social Experiment ," has gained more than 3 million views, the majority in just the past 24 hours. In the four-minute video, an actress pretends to be drunk in public to see whether men will help her get on a bus to get home. None of the five men shown on the video help her get home, but instead try to steer the seemingly drunk woman to their homes before she cheerily "sobers up" and walks off. Almost immediately the commenters on the YouTube site started to question if the footage was real or if the men were actors. YouTube users, as well as Huffington Post UK, point out that the men's faces are not blurred, leading many to believe the men are actors or aware of the camera.
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Actress Jennifer Box apologizes for her role in a viral hoax in a video posted to YouTube. An actress who appeared as a drunk girl being exploited by men in a viral video that was later revealed to be a hoax has apologized for her participation. The original video was posted to YouTube on Nov. In the four-minute clip, a young woman pretends to be drunk, stumbling around Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles and looking for the bus to Culver City. The video was presented as a "social experiment" and commentary on the risks women face of being taken advantage of.
Viral video "Drunk Girl In Public" purports to be a "social experiment" showing men on Los Angeles' Hollywood Boulevard attempting to take advantage of a seemingly intoxicated woman. Now, some of those seen on camera are coming forward to say not only that the clip was a hoax but also that they were tricked into acting like attempted rapists, as reported by The Smoking Gun. Blaine, a musician who also works for a tour bus company, said the filmmakers led him to believe that he was playing a character in a comedic short film. He told HuffPost that he did give the crew his verbal consent on film to use footage of him, but he added, "I didn't expect them to try to make me look like some sexual predator. Other people involved with the video have made similar claims to The Smoking Gun.