Video shows YouTuber Steven Crowder yelling at his pregnant wife for failing to ‘respect men’


Video shows YouTuber Steven Crowder yelling at his pregnant wife for failing to ‘respect men’

A leaked video appears to show YouTuber and conservative commentator Steven Crowder lambasting his pregnant wife.

The Ring video footage was obtained by journalist Yashar Ali and published on his substack on Thursday. It appears to show Crowder and his wife, Hilary, having a heated argument on their patio.

Crowder and Ali’s report both say that the couple have been in the process of divorcing since 2021. Insider was not immediately able to confirm that with documents.

In the footage, dated June 26, 2021, Hilary appears heavily pregnant, while Crowder is sitting on the sofa smoking.

He then bans her from using the car because it would mean he couldn’t go to the gym or see his parents.

“You’re gonna take the car and leave me here? Hilary, just think of how boxed in you’ve made me,” he says.

At one point, Crowder also asks her: “How do you respect men?” and tells her to “become someone … worthy of a wife.”

His wife, who is heavily pregnant in the video, appears distressed, telling him at one point: “‘I love you. But Steven, your abuse is sick.”  She also tells him that she “needs some space.”

“The only way out of this is discipline and respect,” he responds.

You can watch the full video here. It is not clear what preceded the footage.

Ali reported that after the video, the argument became more intense and Hilary left the house.

The report came days after Crowder announced on his podcast, “Louder with Crowder,” that he was going through a “horrendous divorce.”

“I have been living with a proverbial boot on my neck for going on years now. Since 2021, I have been living through what has increasingly been a horrendous divorce,” he said on the podcast.

“And no, this was not my choice. My then-wife decided that she didn’t want to be married anymore. And in the state of Texas, that is completely permitted,” he added.

In a statement sent to Ali, the family of Crowder’s ex-wife alleged that she “spent years hiding Steven’s mentally and emotionally abusive behavior from her friends and family while she attempted to save their marriage.”

The family said they hoped Crowder would “cease speaking publicly about these personal matters in an untruthful manner.” They didn’t identify particular things Crowder said they consider to be untrue.

Crowder is a well-known right-wing media personality who has more than 5.9 million subscribers on his primary YouTuber channel, StevenCrowder, and around 1.2 million subscribers on his second channel, CrowderBits.

He did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment, and Ali said he did not hear from Crowder either.