Diaz, 33, who is known online as Ray Diaz, was arrested by detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division's Special Assault Section about 5 a.m.in San Diego, according to the LAPD.
As for legal proceedings, the actor and social media star's bail was set at $500,000 upon arrival in L.A. and being booked into jail, though it's unclear as of Saturday morning if he's met that bail and whether or not he's been released from prison.
The now 17-year-old detailed the alleged abuse she experienced at the hands of Diaz, a 33-year-old who has over 300,000 subscribers on YouTube.
Clips posted to her social media allegedly show Diaz being verbally and physically abusive, leading to calls for his arrest, CBS Los Angeles reported.
Diaz has over 100,000 Twitter followers, but has deleted his account and turned his Instagram page private. "It was fake. It is acting lessons, and it does sound insane, but it is an acting bar", he told HollywoodFix.com in an interview published on July 6.
"I was just so scared always because he would yell at me", Salek told YouTuber Keemstar in an interview published on July 11 that she endured physical and emotional abuse from Diaz throughout the duration of their relationship, which she said lasted a year. ". It was my fault if somebody would ever have any suspicions that him and I were dating". Diaz was also interviewed by "DramaAlert" and claimed the July 5 video depicted an acting exercise and not an actual assault. "I'm not sure how ready I am to share my life that personally", she said when Keemstar asked her about it. "I had to be quiet and not make a sound", she said. "Currently, the Department has directed a group of investigators to look into these allegations".
Diaz has appeared on shows such as TV Land's "Lopez" and Hulu's "East Los High".