Michael Rainey Jr. Speaks On Being Sexually Assaulted On Streamer’s Livestream

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Michael Rainey Jr. breaks his silence after being sexually assaulted. 

While making an appearance on Tylil James’ Twitch stream, Rainey Jr. was groped by the streamer’s sister. After the incident happened, the Power Star was seen making uncomfortable faces. 

James later released a statement about the incident. “I’m trying to literally ignore this s*** but I’m getting texts.” He continued looking into the camera, “The energy shifted and n***** got up and left. All that s*** really made me feel a way.” 

The streamer added that although he is around celebrities all the time, his sister isn’t and he also expressed how mad he is about everything that happened. The 23-year-old actor shared his thoughts on being groped on his Instagram story. 

“At this point, everyone has seen the video circulating online. I am still in shock and don’t fully know how to process what happened last night,” he wrote. “This is an unfortunate situation that I do not condone in any way. I can’t take it lightly because I know I would be in serious trouble if the roles were reversed. The fact is, sexual assault is never okay, regardless of gender or status. We’re all human and we should respect each other. Most importantly, we should always respect ourselves.” 

James followed up and said that he did not “condone any type of assault,” and that he would support any decision that Rainey Jr. makes. 

“After the actions that occurred during my stream last night I would like to sincerely apologize to Michael and his family for what took place,” James said on Monday. “My little sister was completely wrong and out of line. What she did was very inappropriate and unacceptable. I am truly embarrassed and disgusted by her actions. I completely respect whatever direction Michael wants to go in this situation. After watching the clip, I was completely taken back by what she done. I will take extreme precautions with future streams to avoid similar issues and have banned her from participating in future streams.”