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Valiant player Sinatraa suspended over sexual abuse charges

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Professional Valuing Player Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won has been suspended from the North American Valorant Champions Tour over allegations he sexually abused a former partner.
Content Disclaimer: Details on sexual and emotional abuse follow.

In one declaration Yesterday, Cleo Hernandez provides a detailed and graphic account of her relationship with Won, claiming that Won forced her to have sex numerous times without her consent, even after she repeatedly told him no or expressed that she was in pain. She also accused him of being emotionally abusive and manipulative while they were together.

The narrative includes an audio recording in which Hernandez can be heard saying “No” repeatedly while a male voice, known as Won, insists on continuing.

Today, Riot released A declaration via his official Valorant Champions Tour NA account written by the Global Head of Competitive Operations and Valorant, Alex François:

“We are aware of the current situation regarding Jay Won (Sinatraa) and have opened an investigation. In accordance with our existing competition rules and investigative process, a decision was made to suspend Won throughout the investigation and he will therefore not be able to compete with it. weekend. “

Won’s team, the Los Angeles Sentinels, also suspended Won with a similar statement:

“We are aware of the current situation regarding Jay ‘Sinatraa’ Won and have opened an internal investigation. While the investigation is ongoing, he is suspended from the team. We will provide an additional update once the investigation is complete. investigation completed. “

Won is a former competitive Overwatch player who played for the San Francisco Shock, before moving to Sentinels and Valorant in 2020.

Won has yet to respond to these accusations. IGN has also reached out to the Overwatch League for comment.

Rebekah Valentine is a journalist at IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.


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