FaZe Clan suspends Mew amid investigation of streamer Ashtronova’s allegations

Eleni Thomas
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FaZe Clan have chosen to suspend Kerry ‘Mew’ Nguyen in light of recent claims from streamer ‘Ashtronova’ in regard to inappropriate actions and comments from Mew in the last year.

FaZe Mew is facing allegations from Ashtronova after the latter claimed in a statement that Mew acted inappropriately towards her “exactly a year ago.” Ashtronova recounts a night out in which she claims she was “drunk” and FaZe Mew was “sober.”

On that particular night, the pair spent time together, despite Mew being in a relationship at the time. “I didn’t know that. He cheated on his girlfriend that night to do what he did. I didn’t know this until a few weeks ago.” From there, Ashtronova explained that he began “love bombing” her and sending her gifts after she “ghosted him.”

The full statement from Ashtronova can be read here.

As well as the initial claims, Ashtronova also alleged that FaZe Mew has a compromising video of the two of them – one that she claimed she did not give her consent to – and that he said he would release it to the public.

In a recent tweet, Ashtronova wrote “today FaZe Mew said if I don’t stop what I’m going to say later today, he’s going to drop a video of me and him he filmed without my consent. If that’s not blackmai, I don’t know what is. I’m still going to say what I’m going to say. you’re NOT going to stop me from speaking up.”

FaZe Clan suspends FaZe Mew following the initial allegations

Following Ashtronova’s statement, FaZe Clan issued a statement of their own. In the tweet, the organization wrote: “We’re taking the accusations against Mew seriously and taking all measures to investigate the situation. We’ve mutually agreed on an indefinite suspension while we gather information to determine further action.”

FaZe Mew then retweeted the post, adding that he is planning on following up on the accusations and handling the situation while he is put on suspension. “I support Faze with an indefinite suspension while I take matters in my own hand.”

“I will seek and hold a proper investigation and take legal action against these allegations against my name and the people around me. I want to handle this the right way and legal way.”

FaZe Mew responds to allegations

Just two days after the allegations went public, FaZe Mew issued a lengthy response on Twitter. Breaking down multiple accusations from Ashtronova one by one, Mew sought to clear his name in providing screenshots and further evidence of the pair’s interactions.

Namely, addressing the matter of consent, Mew admitted “context is important.” At the time, he doubled down that she verbally consented to his actions. “I literally asked her if it was ok if I touched her, and she said yes. She also asked if I was ok with it, and I also said yes.

“She seemed happy to go into my room,” he continued. “She was actively engaged during the event. She never indicated that she didn’t want that to happen or otherwise seemed uncomfortable or intoxicated.”

When it comes to allegedly filming the incident, Mew shut down that notion altogether. “This is not true. I never filmed her or us in the bedroom, I have no idea where that came from.”

Mew also took issue with Ashtronova’s claim that he continually asked for consent “weeks after she returned home,” stating that it’s simply “not true.

“First, I have never felt that I did anything wrong. She was not intoxicated and neither was I. Second, I was asking whether she liked me and wanted to hang out with me again because I liked her. I asked her on a date and wanted to make sure this wasn’t a one-time hook-up.”

Last but not least, Mew also looked to shut down the notion he was in a long-term relationship at the time he hooked up with Ashtronova, once again claiming it to be false. “I had just ended a 7
year relationship months prior, and had talked to someone before Ashtronova, but I was not in a relationship at that time.”

As FaZe Clan’s investigation remains ongoing, we’ll be sure to update you here with any further developments.

About The Author

Eleni is a Melbourne-based journalist. Having completed her Bachelor's in communication (Journalism) at RMIT University, Eleni is now a Senior Writer for the Dexerto Australia team. A big Nintendo fan (with a Triforce tattoo to prove it) and a lover of the zombie genre, Eleni covers gaming, entertainment as well as TV and movies for the site. She is also passionate about covering Queer and female representation. Contact Eleni at eleni.thomas@dexerto.com