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Pokimane Breaks Her Silence On Fedmyster's Return

Federico "Fedmyster" Gaytan has recently returned to Twitch. However, what might look like a celebratory homecoming isn't as happy as it seems. After all, Fed returns months after he took a break from the streaming platform following sexual assault allegations.

Imane "Pokimane" Anys, who has a long and complicated history with Fedmyster, broke her silence on Twitch, discussing her feelings on his return with her audience. She approached the subject delicately, neither directly insulting or expressing doubt in his apology.

"It's not my place to say whether or not a person has changed because their actions and words will eventually speak for themselves," she said. "All I know is that I can't be friends with someone who sexually assaulted people that I care about and handled it the way that he did." So, at the very least, it's obvious that she won't be associating herself with him or his circle in the near future.

Fed was kicked from the OfflineTV house after Yvonne "Yvonnie" Ng and Lily "LilyPichu" Ki came forth with stories about his inappropriate behavior towards them. Then, a leaked doc he wrote about Poki caused even more drama. Pokimane again told her side of the story and attempted to put her association with Fedmyster behind her once and for all. However, the trust that Fedmyster broke didn't simply heal over time.

Fedmyster taking accountability for his actions

Upon his return, Fedmyster's apology video dug into the accusations and the content creator specifically acknowledged how he wronged the two women who accused him. He admitted that he was "physically inappropriate" with Ng, who didn't give "explicit consent" to his advances. Though he said didn't mean to take advantage of Ki's feelings, he also acknowledged that "the intention is not as important as how it actually affected her."

He also apologized for putting Poki on blast. Fed had written a document about his personal relationship with her (complete with screenshots of texts), and even followed up with a second document. His behavior toward her made her uncomfortable enough that she cited it as one of her main reasons for leaving the OfflineTV house.

"That document should have never been created. I was in a very angry and really bad place. I felt like I was being horribly mischaracterized," Fed said. "It was a complete breach of privacy to even think about putting sensitive information like that on a document and then sharing it with people. It was just the complete wrong thing to do."

The comments below a repost of his apology are full of debate among fans. Some hope that his words are sincere, while others are uncomfortable seeing him back in the public eye.

If you or anyone you know has been a victim of sexual assault, help is available. Visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network website or contact RAINN's National Helpline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).