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Tana Mongeau says she won't move into David Dobrik's $3.5 million home because it's too small, riddled with cockroaches, and has 'rats the size of chihuahuas'

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Tana Mongeau made headlines with her announcement that she bought David Dobrik's old house.
Tana Mongeau made headlines with her announcement that she bought David Dobrik's old house. Tana Mongeau for Insider
  • Tana Mongeau planned to buy David Dobrik's old $3.5 million home in Studio City, Los Angeles.

  • But on her new podcast, "Cancelled," Mongeau said she's pursuing a bigger house.

  • Not only was Dobrik's house too small, but Mongeau said it had cockroaches and other pests.

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David Dobrik's "starter home" comes with rodents and bugs, Tana Mongeau said on the premiere of her new podcast. Despite her social-media announcements, the YouTuber with 5.5 million subscribers said she actually won't be living in the reportedly $3.5 million Studio City home previously owned by Dobrik - in part because the closet isn't big enough.

Mongeau's new podcast "Cancelled" debuted its first episode on Monday. According to Mongeau's co-hosts, her friends Hunter Moreno and Brooke Schofield, Mongeau hadn't toured Dobrik's old house before announcing she bought it on July 5, though she had previously visited the Los Angeles location to film with Dobrik's Vlog Squad. The content collective dissolved earlier this year after Insider published rape allegations against former member "Durte Dom" Zeglaitis.

Mongeau's announcement that she purchased the house was premature, as she said on "Cancelled" that she has yet to officially purchase the home.

Dobrik has since returned to YouTube in the wake of the "Durte Dom" scandal and has appeared in TikToks with Mongeau, who called him her "landlord" after she initially planned to move into his old house.

But on "Cancelled," Mongeau said that when she started moving in, Dobrik told her the hillside house needed $400,000 stilts installed to prevent it from collapsing during an earthquake. Mongeau and Moreno also said that fans who recognized the location were showing up on their back patio.

In addition to unwanted human guests, Mongeau said Dobrik's property has a pest problem.

"David failed to mention the entire zoo that comes along with the house," Mongeau said. "The gophers, the moles, the rats the size of chihuahuas, cockroaches, centipedes."

A representative for Dobrik did not immediately respond to an inquiry from Insider for this article.

Mongeau and her podcast episode co-hosts Hunter Moreno and Brooke Schofield.
Mongeau and her podcast episode co-hosts Hunter Moreno and Brooke Schofield. Tana Mongeau for Insider

Mongeau also said she could still go through with the purchase and use the house as an "investment property" or rent it out to other tenants. "I mean, my storage unit is literally bigger than the house," she said.

Instead of Dobrik's former home, Mongeau said she's now looking into a content house that would offer more space and a sponsorship deal.

Produced by her new manager David Weintraub's company DWE Talent and The Paragon Collective, Mongeau's pivot to podcasting comes 5 months after she posted her last YouTube video.

During the episode, Mongeau also apologized to Khloe Kardashian for tweeting that Tristan Thompson, the father of Kardashian's daughter True, attended Mongeau's birthday party on Father's Day. At the time, Kardashian herself liked a tweet accusing Mongeau of "attention-seeking at its finest."

Mongeau and her co-hosts also used the first "Cancelled" episode to address child endangerment charges against former "Drake and Josh" star Drake Bell, as well as other sexual misconduct allegations in the entertainment industry.

The first episode of "Cancelled" is an hour-long and the next episode debuts next week with guest Trisha Paytas.

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