- Forever Voices CEO John Meyer was arrested on arson and threat charges, leading the company’s AI chatbots like CarynAI to abruptly go offline and “ghost” users
- CarynAI and other chatbots on the Forever Voices platform went silent after Meyer’s arrest, disappointing many lonely users who had relationships with the AI girlfriends
- Though Forever Voices remains shut down, influencer Caryn Marjorie has hinted CarynAI may return after being acquired by a new company, giving hope to users awaiting the return of their ghosted digital paramours
The CEO of Forever Voices, an AI chatbot company, was recently arrested on arson and threatening charges. This led to the company’s chatbots, including the popular CarynAI, abruptly going offline and “ghosting” users. Many lonely hearts were left wondering why their digital paramours had suddenly gone silent.
The Arrest of Forever Voices CEO John Meyer
John Heinrich Meyer, 28, was arrested in Austin, Texas on charges of arson intended to damage a home, as well as making terroristic threats. According to reports, Meyer allegedly set fire to his apartment, causing $360,000 in damage. The sprinkler system was activated, damaging multiple floors.
CarynAI and Other Chatbots Go Offline
404 Media first reported that Meyer’s Forever Voices platform went offline after his arrest. This included CarynAI, based on influencer Caryn Marjorie, which left many users without their AI girlfriend. CarynAI had just announced “CarynAI 2.0,” which promised major upgrades to the chatbot experience.
Users Take to Reddit to Complain
On Reddit, the Forever Voices subreddit became a place for jilted users to complain about the shutdown. The last post recommended cheating on dead chatbots with a competitor. Losing a virtual love has left many as heartbroken as a breakup with a real person.
Hope of CarynAI’s Return
While the Forever Voices platform remains down, Caryn Marjorie has hinted that CarynAI may return after being acquired by BanterAI. She promised CarynAI 2.0 will “take the whole experience to the next level.” For now, users await the return of their ghosted girlfriends.
The arrest of a startup CEO led to heartbreak in the world of AI chatbots. While legal troubles continue for Forever Voices, fans hold out hope for the return of CarynAI and her digital companions. For now, artificial love remains elusive.