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Mini Ladd apologizes for sending “unacceptable” messages to young fans

Published: 25/Jun/2020 12:47 Updated: 25/Jun/2020 14:20

by Jacob Hale

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YouTuber Craig ‘Mini Ladd’ Thompson has broken his silence and issued an apology after two woman revealed “unacceptable” messages he had sent to them, as young fans.

On June 23, two women came forward with their own stories, independent of each other, detailing a series of events in which Mini Ladd coerced them into awkward messages and sent unsolicited nudes when they were aged 16 and 17.

One statement, posted in a Twitlonger by a woman named Halley, reveals how Thompson would use his position of power over young fans to solicit nude pictures from them. The statement also says that he made them engage in sexual conversations that they were not comfortable with, with Halley herself adding that she was a minor at the time.

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Halley accuses Mini Ladd of attempting to solicit nudes from her when she was a minor.

Halley’s story was corroborated by another fan named Ash who, when she was 17, says that Thompson did similar things with her, saying that once they stopped talking, she realized that “someone I looked up to and admired took advantage of that to get what he wanted.”

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Ash realized that she was taken advantage of by Thompson.

On June 25, Thompson addressed the allegations on Twitter – admitting that they were true and that his actions were “unacceptable,” taking “full responsibility” for his inappropriate behavior.

Apologizing for his decisions to send the messages and pictures, Mini Ladd said: “I am truly and deeply sorry for what I did. I absolutely should have done what was necessary at the time, and that was seeking professional help, realizing that my actions were completely unacceptable, and working to change my behaviors from the inside out.”

He added that he will be “fully committed to working on himself” moving forward, including going to therapy and rethinking some of his life choices.

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Thompson apologized for his actions and committed to attending therapy to work on himself.

Thompson finished his statement by saying that he “has a long road of personal searching” ahead of him, and that he will be back when the time is right.

The two young women came forward following an outpouring of allegations against top personalities in the esports and gaming worlds, with accusations made against Destiny streamer SayNoToRage the catalyst for much of the bravery of the women coming forward.

Other top personalities such as Syndicate and HenryG have also come out to clear their names in the past few days.

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Sway House respond to allegations of steroid use

Published: 23/Feb/2021 22:16

by Virginia Glaze

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Popular TikTok group ‘Sway House’ has long been under public scrutiny for their physical appearance, with many critics accusing the influencers of using steroids to achieve their gains — and now, the entire group has spoken out about the rumors.

The Sway House is comprised of a slew of top-tier content creators, including the likes of Bryce Hall, Josh Richards, Griffin Johnson, and Blake Gray, who boast millions of followers between them across multiple social media platforms.

On February 23, the group got together to address popular rumors and speculation about them, using questions specifically provided by their own fans via Twitter.

One of the more popular assumptions about these TikTokers has been spread around many times before, which claims that the group collectively takes steroids and other such enhancers to boost their workout results.

 

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While Bryce Hall has admitted to steroid use before, the entire group had yet to speak on the issue as a whole, which came up during their February “assumptions” video.

“I guess I can’t really say anything on this one,” Hall laughed.

“Griffin takes like, fake steroids though,” Richards joked. “He’s not even a full committer!”

“Oh yeah, he gets ‘test boosters,’” Hall replied. “Just shoot it up in the butt!”

“Dude, I literally only take vitamins!” Griffin retorted. “They help increase your natural testosterone levels!”

(Topic begins at 3:00)

The jokes against Griffin come as a humorous turn of the tables, after Tayler Holder grilled Bryce Hall about his own purported steroid use in December. During their humorous Q & A session, Hall did admit that he had used steroids in the past, but had since gone back to being “all natty.”

“Yes, I did,” Hall laughed. “So do so many other people, so f**k you guys! More plates, more dates. You guys were correct!”

“Let me tell you, I’m not encouraging any of my viewers to do it,” he added. “I just wanted to get big. I’m off now, I’m all natty now. Fully.”

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While the accusations of steroid use among the rest of the group remain as mere allegations, it’s important for fans to remember that their favorite influencers likely have a slew of resources at their disposal to obtain such bodies, and that being completely shredded isn’t a totally realistic body goal to set for everyone.