The “Drunk Girl in Public” video is a “social experiment” created by Stephen Zang, 20, that features aspiring actress Jennifer Box, 24, pretending to be drunk to see if random men on the street will help her.
Four of the five men featured in the clip fail and attempt to get her to their respective homes instead.
Now those fellas — who you thought were seriously creepy — are claiming it was all an act, a new report claims.
According to two sources, the men were approached on Hollywood Boulevard to take part in a “comedic, hidden camera” video. One of the men says he was told it was a “student video” and that participants were not asked to sign any paperwork.
Towards the end of the vid (which has since garnered 7.2 million views), a man with a backwards cap attempts to get Box to come back to his place after he tells her, “You’re in no shape to be walking around like this.”
Understandably upset over being featured in such a negative light, the man, Mike “Mokii” Koshak [pictured below], took to Facebook and sent out the following message three days after the video was published on Nov. 8:
Just to let people know, the video that has me in it that's going around the web was all staged and all of the people in it were acting. Please try to refrain from posting or tagging me in this video, as it was staged [and] does not portray myself or any of the other people in it correctly.
The men in the video were recruited by Zang and Seth Leach. Leach allegedly reached out to Koshak via private message following his status update. Here’s what his message said:
Leach. If only spelled “leech,” it’d be such a fitting name.
The Smoking Gun exclusively reported this story.