Valorant professional Sinatraa suspended following sexual assault allegations
Jay “Sinatraa” Gained, one of many greatest names in aggressive Valorant, has been suspended from the sport and by his workforce following accusations of sexual assault. In a press release 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 prevented speaking about any facets of me and Jay’s relationship for over a 12 months,” Hernandez wrote. “I by no means spoke about it principally as a result of that is horrifying, and likewise as a result of I’ve seen the way in which girls in our group are handled after they attempt to discuss being damage by outstanding figures.”
Gained is a former Overwatch League MVP who made the change to Valorant final 12 months. 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 state of affairs concerning Jay Gained and have launched an investigation,” Alex Francois, Riot’s international head of aggressive operations, said in a statement.
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 said in a statement. “We’ll present an additional replace as soon as the investigation has concluded.” Gained’s former Overwatch League workforce, the San Francisco Shock, similarly issued a statement saying that “Whereas Jay is not a member of the San Francisco Shock, we predict it is very important re-emphasize our place of zero tolerance in conditions like these.”
Gained has but to launch a press release.
Replace March tenth, 4:30PM ET: Added assertion from the San Francisco Shock.
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