In the initial footage posted by Matt Heller, which has been viewed almost 40 million times, a woman is seen approaching him in his car and begins yelling that Heller hit the front of her vehicle while stopped at a red light. Heller’s clip also shows a woman showing surveillance footage from a gas station that appears to show the girl’s black Audi slamming into the back of Heller’s Lamborghini.
The more recent TikTok shows an individual filming inside a gas station with a voiceover saying, “Matt Heller went into oncoming traffic on a red light because I didn’t turn left on yellow. And then almost hit a person. My lawyers will be serving him with slander.”
The video then transitions to another snippet of surveillance footage that begins in reverse with the Lamborghini going backward between a black Audi and a cyclist. When played normally, the shot shows the Lamborghini driving closely past the Audi and comes close to hitting a cyclist in a crosswalk.
The Lamborghini continues to drive forward as the Audi stops and the cyclist continues. The black Audi then begins driving again. The footage ends with a photo of the Lamborghini with scratches on the side that passed the black vehicle with “and yes he ‘hit me from the front'” and “trending OK TikTok wait till this lawyer get me my bread” pasted over the photo as well as a screenshot of Heller’s own TikTok account.
TikTok, known in China as Douyin is a video-sharing focused social networking service owned by Chinese company ByteDance. It hosts a variety of short-form user videos, from genres like dance, comedy, and education, with durations from 15 seconds to three minutes.
It is an international version of Douyin, originally released in the Chinese market in September 2016.
TikTok was launched in 2017 for iOS and Android in most markets outside of mainland China; however, it became available worldwide only after merging with another Chinese social media service, Musical.ly, on 2 August 2018.
TikTok and Douyin have almost the same user interface but no access to each other’s content. Their servers are each based in the market where the respective app is available. The two products are similar, but features are not identical.
Douyin includes an in-video search feature that can search by people’s faces for more videos of them and other features such as buying, booking hotels and making geo-tagged reviews. Since its launch in 2016, TikTok/Douyin rapidly gained popularity in East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, the USA, Turkey, Russia, and other parts of the world. As of October 2020, TikTok surpassed over 2 billion mobile downloads worldwide.
In May 2021, TikTok appointed Shou Zi Chew as their new who assumed the position from interim CEO Vanessa Pappas, following the resignation of Kevin A. Mayer on 27 August 2020.
On 3 August 2020, U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to ban TikTok in the United States on 15 September if negotiations for the company to be bought by Microsoft or a different “very American” company failed.
On 6 August, Trump signed two executive orders banning U.S. “transactions” with TikTok and WeChat to its respective parent companies ByteDance and Tencent, set to take effect 45 days after the signing.A planned ban of the app on 20 September 2020 was postponed by a week and then blocked by a federal judge. President Biden revoked the ban in a new executive order in June 2021.
The app has been banned by the government of India since June 2020 along with 223 other Chinese apps in view of privacy concerns.Pakistan banned TikTok citing “immoral” and “indecent” videos on 9 October 2020 but reversed its ban ten days later.
In March 2021, a Pakistani court ordered a new TikTok ban due to complaints over “indecent” content.
New video may clear woman in viral TikTok who rear-ended Lamborghini driver
“I got hit from behind … My car was hit from behind while I was stopped,” Matt captioned the video.
The footage shows Audi driver Maddy smack into the back of the Lamborghini while it’s at a standstill, then storm over to Matt’s car and start yelling at him.
But Maddy, whose TikTok handle is @maddygilsoul1, fired back with a video of her own showing a moment prior to her rear-ending of the Lamborghini.
In it, Matt’s Lamborghini can be seen squeezing past Maddy’s Audi, side-swiping it, while narrowly missing a passing cyclist.
Maddy said Matt “almost hit a person” as he checked out of a petrol station and “went into oncoming traffic on a red light because I didn’t turn left on yellow.”
Another piece of footage posted to Maddy’s TikTok shows the Lamborghini with scrapes on its side.
A text overlay says that when Maddy claimed the Lambo driver “hit me from the front,” she meant “he side-swiped me while I was at a red light.”
She claims Matt “didn’t what to tell the whole story” of what actually happened on the day and that she was going to sue him for “slander.”
Manufacturing magnate Italian Ferruccio Lamborghini founded the company in 1963 with the objective of producing a refined grand touring car to compete with offerings from established marques such as Ferrari. The company’s first models, such as the 350 GT, were released in the mid-1960s. Lamborghini was noted for the 1966 Miura sports coupé, which used a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive layout.
Lamborghini grew rapidly during its first ten years, but sales fell in the wake of the 1973 worldwide financial downturn and the oil crisis. Ferruccio Lamborghini sold the company to Georges-Henri Rossetti and René Leimer and retired in 1974. The company went bankrupt in 1978, and was placed in the receivership of brothers Jean-Claude and Patrick Mimran in 1980. The Mimrans purchased the company out of receivership by 1984 and invested heavily in its expansion. Under the Mimrans’ management, Lamborghini’s model line was expanded from the Countach to include the Jalpa sports car and the LM002 high-performance off-road vehicle.
The Mimrans sold Lamborghini to the Chrysler Corporation in 1987. After replacing the Countach with the Diablo and discontinuing the Jalpa and the LM002, Chrysler sold Lamborghini to Malaysian investment group Mycom Setdco and Indonesian group V’Power Corporation in 1994. In 1998, Mycom Setdco and V’Power sold Lamborghini to the Volkswagen Group where it was placed under the control of the group’s Audi division. New products and model lines were introduced to the brand’s portfolio and brought to the market and saw an increased productivity for the brand Lamborghini. In the late 2000s, during the worldwide financial crisis and the subsequent economic crisis, Lamborghini’s sales saw a drop of nearly 50 per cent.
In 2021, the CEO of Lamborghini said that by 2024 all its models will be hybrid.
New video casts doubt on viral story woman rear-ended Lamborghini and then blamed driver
A Florida woman, ridiculed on social media this week for allegedly rear-ending a Lamborghini and then blaming the driver instead, has posted two new videos that change what was believed so far.
The first video, initially posted on TikTok and Instagram by the driver of the Lamborghini Matthew Heller on Monday, showed Maddy Gilsoul yelling at him for hitting her car.
“You hit my car, you did that to the front of my fing car,” she said, while Mr Heller laughed. “What’s funny?” the woman asked in the video. “That’s my new fing car,” she yelled.
Mr Heller continued to laugh and said: “Usually when you rear-end people, that’s not how this works. But now you’re saying I hit you from behind?”
“No!” Ms Gilsoul said. “You hit me in the front of it, remember? When I was at a red light? You went in front of me and hit my car.”
The video has been viewed over 100,000 times on Instagram and made it to Reddit’s Public Freakout sub, which has 3.6 million viewers. Thousands claimed that Ms Gilsoul was merely trying to shift the blame.
However, after two days of public ridicule, Ms Gilsoul posted two videos on her TikTok account on Wednesday. These seem to support her claim that Mr Heller’s car hit her Audi first.
The first video featured another security camera footage of the white Lamborghini. The voiceover identified the driver as Matt Heller saying he “went into oncoming traffic on a red light because I didn’t turn left on yellow”. It added that Mr Heller “almost hit a person” and that her “lawyers will be serving him with slander.”
Notably, in the video posted by Mr Heller on Monday, Ms Gilsoul had said that his car almost hit a cyclist and then hit hers at the traffic light.
The second video that Ms Gisoul shared recently showed photos of her Audi while the voiceover says Mr Heller “hit me from the front” and he “side-swiped while I was on the red light”.
The videos posted by Ms Gilsoul have been liked by over 50,000 people so far.