Valorant professional esports participant Jay “Sinatra” Gained has been suspended from the aggressive recreation and his group, the Sentinels, following an investigation into sexual assault allegations.
Cleo Hernandez posted a 10-page document about her and Gained’s nine-month relationship. Within the prolonged assertion, Hernandez detailed a relationship crammed with “months of up and down preventing,” cases of Gained gaslighting and laughing at her, and different types of bodily and emotional abuse. Hernandez went in-depth about specifics and explicits in her assertion, sharing textual content exchanges between her and Gained, screenshots of DMs, and harrowing recollections.
“I’ve averted speaking about any features of me and Jay’s relationship for over a yr,” Hernandez wrote on the high of the submit. “I by no means spoke about it principally as a result of that is horrifying and in addition as a result of I’ve seen the best way ladies in our neighborhood are handled once they attempt to speak about being harm by distinguished figures. I do know he’ll use his platform and his fame to attempt to take me down and say this is not true as a result of that is who he’s.”
Because of these allegations, each Valorant developer Riot Video games and the Sentinels have suspended Sinatra whereas an inside investigation is underway. Moreover, Sinatra will not compete within the Valorant Champions Tour slated to happen this weekend.
We’re conscious of the present scenario relating to Jay “Sinatraa” Gained and have launched an investigation internally. Whereas the investigation is pending, he’s suspended from the group.
We’ll present an extra replace as soon as the investigation has concluded.
— Sentinels (@Sentinels) March 10, 2021
Sinatra has but to publicly touch upon these allegations or the investigation.
Sinatra was a family identify within the Overwatch League, main the San Francisco Shock to the 2019 grand finals–and profitable your complete factor. He additionally received the MVP award in the identical yr. He transitioned from Overwatch to Valorant in April 2020, saying he “misplaced [his] ardour.”