YouTube Star Calls 911 on Ex-Predator Host Hansen

He came knocking on Onision's door amid accusations of child grooming, emotional abuse
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 15, 2020 9:10 AM CST

The alleged predators used to knock on Chris Hansen's door. Now he's knocking on theirs, and his most recent mark, a famous YouTube star, wasn't having it. The Daily Dot reports that the 60-year-old former host of To Catch a Predator now runs a YouTube channel called Have a Seat With Chris Hansen, and last week, Hansen showed up at the home of YouTuber Onision—who has also gone by the names Gregory Jackson, James Jackson, and Gregory Avaroe—to try to get an interview with the 34-year-old. Mashable notes that for the past few months, Hansen has been interviewing women who say Onision, who's been accused of child grooming and emotional abuse, and his spouse, Kai Avaroe, had groomed them when they were underage. When Hansen showed up at Onision's door last week, however, the YouTube star tried to flip the script by calling authorities.

"Hi, uh, there's a person who's been stalking me online, and they just showed up to my house," Onision is heard saying in the 911 call obtained by Hansen. (Listen to the full call here, or read the transcript.) When the dispatcher asks Onision if he can ID the person at his door, Onision replies: "It's Chris Hansen." Onision says that a 19-year-old he rebuffed due to their "mental disorder" and negativity went to Hansen "and said a bunch of mean things about me, and so now this person is like, trying to aggressively pursue me in a really hateful way." Per Insider, Hansen says his camera crew and an attorney he'd brought along remained in the street and weren't being threatening, as Onision claims. Hansen never did get his interview, but "still, I learned an awful lot in my investigation as to what's been going on inside that house," he noted in a video posted to Twitter, telling fans to "stay tuned." (Read more Chris Hansen stories.)

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