YouTube ‘Prank’ Couple Loses Custody of Kids
“Prank videos” by a couple on a popular YouTube channel got lots of clicks, but it also cost the couple custody of their kids. Custody of two of Mike Martin’s children has now been returned to their biological mother. She said outrage online helped save 9-year-old Cody and 12-year-old Emma. Martin and his wife Heather, who’s the stepmother, gained fame for their YouTube channel “DaddyOFive,” where they played pranks on the five children. The channel had 763,000 subscribers as of Tuesday. YouTube users started filing complaints when many of the videos were deemed vicious and abusive.