Vinesauce Vinny Sexual Misconduct Allegations
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Vinesauce Vinny Sexual Misconduct Allegations refers to four anonymous accusations of sexual manipulation and abuse of power against streamer Vinesauce Vinny towards his fans. Among the allegations is a claim that Vinny knowingly passed HPV to a fan and worked to keep his sexual encounters secret. While the allegations spread on social media, some found discrepancies in the allegations which led to some doubt of their validity. Vinny denied the allegations in a stream and said he is looking into legal counsel. Defenders of Vinny started the "#IStandWithVinny" hashtag to voice their belief in Vinny's innocence.
On April 2nd, 2021, Twitter account @VS_experiences launched with a post linking to a 39-page Google Document featuring four stories of alleged sexual experiences with Vinesauce Vinny. The stories detail four allegations of how Vinny messaged fans on social media, initiated sexual encounters, and behaved manipulatively in order to keep the relationships secret. One accuser details how Vinny knowingly initiated unprotected sex with her and gave her HPV. The Google Document contains an audio recording allegedly of Vinny talking to the accuser about their sexual relationship.
After the tweet was posted, it was retweeted by several notable content creators, including @LordMandalore and @GeeFrodo. This was suspicious, as the @VS_experiences account was brand new, which caused people to assume those retweeting the story were related to the allegations in some way. Both @LordMandalore and @GeeFrodo ultimately removed their retweets and posted statements admitting they retweeted it because an anonymous friend asked them to.
In the accusation, Person #4 says she contacted someone Vinny was talking to, potentially romantically, to warn her of his behavior. Twitter user @actuallylichpit claimed to have been this person and argued that Person #4's account of the situation was inaccurate.
On April 4th, 2021, Vinny streamed a pre-recorded statement about the allegations, denying them and saying they misrepresented him. He stated he believed the accusers are attempting to harm him and his career. He further stated he was going to look into legal counsel about how to move forward (shown below).
Vinny's statement led to the hashtag #IStandWithVinny to trend, as people rallied to his defense, with users sharing fan art alongside the hashtag (examples shown below).
 Twitter – @VS_Experiences
 Google Documents – Statement#
 Twitter – @Lord_Madalore
 Twitter – @actuallylichpit
 Twitter – #IStandWithVinny
 Twitter – @lopchoco_
 Twitter – @fromthestars98
Apr 07, 2021 at 12:04PM EDT
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