YouTube star accused of physically abusing seven adoptive children

A famous YouTube star was recently accused of physically abusing seven of her adoptive children. The children told authorities that she sprayed pepper on them, beat them and also deprived them of food and water if they didn't participate in her videos. She was arrested last Friday.
The lady in question, Machells Hobson, 48, is a YouTube star whose channel "Fantastic Adventures" has 80,000 subscribers.
A 19-year-old girl told the Maricopa Police Department that her younger adoptive step-sister disclosed that she was being abused by her mother, Hobson.

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