Looks like the party’s over for Sway House (literally).
After weeks of backlash from both fans and fellow creators for irresponsible partying during the Coronavirus pandemic, the Sway House boys are finally facing consequences.
Today, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer announced criminal charges against Bryce Hall and Blake Gray for throwing massive gatherings at their Hollywood Hills mansion.
The main gathering in question is Bryce Hall’s 21st birthday party where hundreds of guests attended including multiple viral stars. Footage from the party revealed social distancing was not in effect and no masks were in sight.
Feuer addressed Sway House directly during a press conference today, saying, “If you have a combined 19 million followers on TikTok in the middle of a public health crisis you should be modeling great behaviour and best practices rather than brazenly violating the law and posting videos about it.”
Bryce and Blake are accused of violating the Los Angeles Party House Ordinance and the City’s Safer L.A. Health Order for the parties they’ve held. They are reportedly facing up to one year in jail and up to a $2,000 fine and will be prosecuted by Deputy City Attorney Ethan Weaver.
The charges come off the back of multiple warnings from the Mayor of Los Angeles, who recently authorised the city to disconnect the Sway House’s utilities in an effort to stop the parties.
Feuer announced that party-goers may also face consequences depending on “what kind of behaviour we see.”
Neither Bryce Hall nor Blake Gray have publicly commented on the charges at the time of publication.
If the global health crisis won’t force these TikTok kids to stay at home, hopefully potential jail time will.