TikTok users across the globe were stunned to hear the old Hype House, a collective that houses well-known creators from the app, was broken into on June 12 by 13-year-old TikTok user Jenny Popach, her mom, and a friend. Now, they may face serious legal charges for breaking in and trespassing by the former residents who still pay rent on the home.
Stay tuned for more on Jenny Popach and her mom's TikTok-inspired escapades through the old Hype House, and how the original members are reacting to this major privacy breach. But first, check out one of the videos posted by Jenny Popach's mom, which has since been deleted.
The break-in occurred sometime after the members of the Hype House relocated.
Until the end of May, the Hype House collective resided in a gorgeous Los Angeles mansion, according to HitC, and sometime between then and June 12, TikTok user Jenny Popach (real name: Roselie Arritola), her mother, Maria Ulacia, and two of her friends broke into it. Jenny's mother posted videos to TikTok of them dancing in the bathroom and exploring the house. One even showed Maria wearing Lil Huddy's jacket, which you can see above.
Although the members of the Hype House now reside in Hollywood Hills, the founders are still paying rent on their old mansion. Needless to say, they were enraged. One of the Hype House's co-founders 18-year-old Chase Hudson (aka "Lil Huddy") tweeted:
"So today I woke up, checked tiktok, and saw that a few girls along with their MOTHER broke into our old house, and also took MY clothes," Hudson wrote. "this is beyond f-----g weird, how do people think this shit is okay?"
Jenny Popach apologized for breaking into the house, alleging she was given special permission.
Insider posted an official statement from Jenny and her family, who alleged they were given "special permission" to enter the former Hype House by a "hispanic caretaker," who stayed with them the entire time. They also confirmed that they did not break or steal anything, though that is unconfirmed by the other party involved.
Jenny also apologized to the Hype House creators via Instagram stories, which has since been posted to other Instagram accounts. In her apology, Jenny wrote:
“I have apologised to Chase’s manager and the Hype House manager themselves. I don’t want any bad blood with anyone from or associated with the Hype House."
Jenny continued: “A caretaker led us to believe it was okay to see the home, a door was unlocked and they said we could go inside.” It's unconfirmed who this source may have been, or if anyone actually gave them permission to go inside, but it sounds like the Hype House creators may take legal action.
Jenny's apology was quickly shut down, and it seems the Hype House may take legal action.
The Hype House's statement to Insider confirms they don't have a "caretaker." It also sounds like they may take legal action against Jenny, her mom, and her two friends, which is completely understandable.
"Considering the fact that there simply is no 'caretaker' for the house, or anyone beyond the current Hype House residents (who weren't home at the time), that has the authority to breach security, open the security gate, and 'invite' strangers into our home, we have turned the full investigation over to law enforcement and will follow their lead regarding next steps and holding the appropriate individuals accountable for their actions," the statement reads.
The statement continued, saying:
"Regarding accountability, regardless of intent or lapses in judgement, breaking an entering, trespassing, and property theft are criminal offenses that will not be tolerated by the members of Hype House or law enforcement. From here, we'll defer to law enforcements and the legal system to determine the appropriate outcome for those involved."
Needless to say, we hope Jenny — and her mom —have learned their lesson about trespassing.