Amra “Flitz” Ricketts, a popular YouTube star and member of the significant community Smosh Games, has still left the firm right after getting accused by several gals of sexual assault.
“I wished to allow all of you know that productive instantly, I’m leaving Smosh Games,” Ricketts wrote on Twitter yesterday. “Last 7 days I was accused of some of the worst things possible by a group of aged close friends and former roommate. Even though I deny all allegations in opposition to me, this community, my family at Smosh Games, and the team at the rear of it signify so substantially to me. I can not chance this having a detrimental affect on them.” Ricketts included that he is “working with a attorney to disprove all phony promises.”
Smosh Games is the gaming channel of the popular YouTube sketch group, Smosh, which has more than 22 million subscribers and a clearly show on YouTube’s paid out support, YouTube Red. Smosh Games has a massive fanbase on its personal, with more than 7 million subscribers on YouTube. Ricketts has often contributed to the channel considering the fact that 2014.
Ricketts’ resignation comes quite a few days right after a sequence of accusations in opposition to him, beginning December 31, 2017, when performer Raquey Weird (who prefers to go by non-binary pronouns) wrote on Fb that Ricketts had sexually assaulted them. In a prolonged tale about dwelling with Ricketts in what they known as “a cult ecosystem,” Weird accused the YouTube persona of inviting Weird to his condominium for what Weird believed was a hangout but was basically a group sex come upon. “I started emotion genuinely uneasy when he arrived up to me and fondled me,” Weird wrote. “I was upset and confronted him about consent. His response was that of, ‘oh fuck that. Do not pull that shit on me. Which is not how this performs. Not with me.’”
“As the sex started I didn’t know what to do,” Weird included. “At 1st I just lay there when 4 people today have been having sex close to me until eventually I started getting touched and emotion as even though I Experienced to participate. I was fully coerced into the orgy.”
A number of other Fb users responded in the opinions of Strange’s post with what they say are their personal tales about Ricketts. “It is no secret that I utilised to take into consideration Amra my best friend from 2013-2015,” wrote a commenter named Alyssa Paige Woodard. “The activities explained I have either been a witness to, or are things Raquey and many others have shared with me in the earlier.”
“Thank you for coming ahead,” wrote YouTuber April “AprilEff” Fletcher. “I have been waiting around for my probability to publicly support anyone coming out in opposition to him as I have had proof of him raping gals considering the fact that April of 2016.” Fletcher included on Twitter that three other gals had informed her about getting assaulted by Ricketts in 2016, when Fletcher accused YouTuber Toby Turner of assaulting her all through their earlier relationship. (Turner denied individuals allegations.)
Yet another YouTuber and streamer, Jessa Day, also spoke out about Ricketts, crafting on Fb in reaction to Raquey Strange’s post that, “I consider a good deal of you knew that Amra use[d] to be a person of my best close friends. I don’t genuinely wanna converse about my encounter just but, but yeah, the shit is accurate.”
Ricketts did not answer to a ask for for remark.