Jay Sinatraa Gained, one of many largest names in aggressive Valorant, has been suspended from the sport and by his workforce following accusations of sexual assault. In an announcement posted on Tuesday, Cleo Hernandez posted a prolonged account of her nine-month-long relationship with Gained, detailing a disturbing historical past of bodily and emotional abuse, supported by audio recordings and screenshots of messages.
“I’ve averted speaking approximately any points of me and Jay’s relationship for over a yr,” Hernandez wrote. “I by no means spoke approximately it largely as a result of that is horrifying, and in addition as a result of I’ve seen the best way ladies in our group are handled after they attempt to discuss approximately being harm by outstanding figures.”
Gained is a former Overwatch League MVP who made the change to Valorant final yr. Since Hernandez’s accusations, developer Riot has suspended Gained from the sport, stating that he received’t be collaborating within the Valorant Champions Tour competitors that’s slated to happen this weekend. “We’re conscious of the present scenario concerning Jay Gained and have launched an investigation,” Alex Francois, Riot’s world head of aggressive operations, stated in an announcement.
Simiarly, Gained’s workforce, Sentinels, has launched its personal investigation and suspended the participant. “Whereas the investigation is pending, he’s suspended from the workforce,” Sentinels stated in an announcement. “We are going to present an extra replace as soon as the investigation has concluded.” Gained’s former Overwatch League workforce, the San Francisco Shock, equally issued an announcement saying that “Whereas Jay Sinatraa is now not a member of the San Francisco Shock, we expect you will need to re-emphasize our place of zero tolerance in conditions like these.”
— Jay Won (@sinatraa) March 11, 2021
In response sexual assault, Gained posted an announcement on Twitter, saying: “It’s clear from Cleo’s latest put up that she recollects our relationship in another way than I do. What we do agree on is that it was unhealthy for the each of us. I apologize to Cleo and remorse how issues ended, however I by no means assaulted her in any means. I’m totally cooperating with the investigations and offering the complete audio and video clips Cleo referenced in her put up.”