MENIFEE (CBSLA) — The father of Nasim Aghdam, the woman who went on a deadly shooting spree Tuesday at YouTube’s headquarters in Northern California, says his daughter became upset with the streaming video company when they stopped paying her.

Aghdam’s father was too emotional to go on camera, but told CBS2 News’ reporter Tina Patel that his daughter had gone missing for a few days. He said he had called law enforcement in the San Diego area because he was concerned about her recent ire towards YouTube.

Nasim Aghdam

He said law enforcement authorities contacted him Tuesday at 2 a.m., telling him they had found his daughter safe in her car in Mountain View in Northern California. When the family realized that was near YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, they told police about her recent complaints about how the company was “ruining her life.” They claim police told them they would be keeping an eye on her.

Ismail Aghdam told the Mercury News via phone his daughter became angry with YouTube after the company stopped paying for the content she posted online.

In a since-deleted video on the site, Aghdam, who would have turned 40 in two days, complained that YouTube had started filtering her page, adding age restrictions to keep her viewership down.

“They want you to be their sex slaves and not think outside the box they designed for you! Your knowledge is their enemy,” Aghdam, who went under the name “Nasim Wonder 1” on her YouTube channel, said in the video.

Her family told CBS2 she had been making a living as a YouTube personality. She posted upbeat videos of herself dancing and singing in English, Farsi and Turkish in front of a green screen. She sometimes wore masks and talked about animal rights and going vegan.

Aghdam’s family said that, as far as they knew, she had never owned a gun. They also believe she did not know anyone at YouTube personally, adding they were not aware of any motive she could have had.

This story has been updated.

Comments (135)
  1. Paul Avery says:

    So, it had nothing to do with a boyfriend. It was money

    1. My read too, They cut off her income but as a private company they can do what they want. If you don’t like it register your own website and you can put anything you want on it. remember Google, the most powerful company in the US, owns You tube, You’re not going to chnage anything they do. Oh well, too late now

  2. Farhan Nazir says:

    Very sad events which happened at the YouTube headquarters in San Bruno, California. I highly condemn such attacks.

  3. I am done with Drudge – the link to this article totally misrepresented the content. from now on. More honesty.

  4. Idiot liberal goes nuts, kills people….never saw that coming…honest.

  5. Sean A Foltz says:

    So she was a Muslim vegan animal rights nut from Iran who was wearing a head scarf at the time she attacked.

    Seeing as how this one is so far off the left’s narrative for mass shootings I rather suspect this is going to be dropped down the memory hole real quickly.

    1. It’s going to have to. It’s taking press time away from David Hogg and the media can’t have that.

  6. Mike Arvand says:

    another liberal whackjob driven insane by the leftist mantra. We don’t need gun control, we need liberal control.

  7. John C. says:

    I guess she had it with the kittens playing the piano vids.

  8. John C. says:

    She is pretty hot for a complete lunatic. So she fit right in in San Fran.

    1. I would have guessed mid to late 20’s. Certainly doesn’t look like she would have been 40… Diet and exercise must work.

  9. She was clearly some whackjob that lost her a channel to broadcast to an empty audience.

    My question to the people (family*) around her:
    “Why was she allowed to walk among us normal civilians while she was a delusional lunatic?!?”

    She should have been committed long ago.
    And again…mentally ill whackjob with a gun = bad news.
    Rebuild America’s asylums.

  10. Joe Pane says:

    NO more safe spaces. Typical democrat.

  11. >>>“They want you to be their sex slaves and not think outside the box they designed for you!”<<<
    Coming from a Muslim woman, the irony there is so thick you could cut it with a spoon.

  12. YouTube, Twitter Facebook are all censoring content. It has affected a lot of people. Some have chosen to address this with lawyers… others not so much.

    The thing is, a murder suicide often drives people to emulate their actions.

    So, people, be careful in Wholefoods parking lots. Be careful around feminists gatherings for the next few weeks.

  13. Paul Brous says:

    Eventually the social justice control movements wind-up suffocating their offspring.

  14. Don McCoy says:

    Notice there’s NO MSM outrage regarding the gun? Because it wasn’t a so called “assault rifle” it doesn’t fit the narrative. So, they ignore it. Otherwise the Left would have already bought Hogg a plane ticket…

  15. What type of gun was used? Surely there must be a confiscation of all such weapons. Wait for it, the little Hogg boy can be heard squealing.

  16. Female, Muslim, Vegan, liberal, PETA, Democrat, YouTube moron – what a quandary for liberals and the mainstream media. No anti gun whining. No “hate the NRA rants”. No info on the firearm either (must’ve been a “Non-assault weapon” handgun or one that didn’t “look” evil).

  17. J.r. Burton says:

    Anyone have any idea why she has a few dozen Star of David in the background?

    1. She was a member of the Bahai Faith, not Islam. Bahai Faith has no issues with the Jewish Faith.

  18. I feel so sorry for Nasim Aghdam. She was an interesting and quirky person who was making decent income from her work and then Evil Google stole her money.

    No sympathy for Google. NONE.

  19. Making a living as a Youtube personality? More like supported by daddy and felt she was actually “working” and being productive earning a few dollars on YT. Guaranteed her content was not producing a liveable income.

  20. Ed Gruberman says:

    So how much money was she making off YouTube?

  21. Sly McDaniel says:

    Just blame the NRA like everyone else

  22. Tony Frank says:

    She was a Democrat. Guns don’t kill people. Democrats kill people.