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June 11, 2024, 11:56 am

'Power' Star Michael Rainey Jr. Speaks Out After Allegedly Attacking TyTy James' Twitch Live Stream

‘Power’ star Michael Rainey Jr. is speaking out after being allegedly assaulted during TyTy James’ Twitch livestream.

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“Power” actor Michael Rainey Jr. released a statement after appearing on a Twitch livestream and apparently being attacked.

Powers Michael Rainey Jr. broke his silence after he was caught without his consent while performing live on TyTy James’ popular Twitch livestream this week.

The 23-year-old actor, best known for his role as Tariq St. Patrick Powerappeared on a Twitch stream and was inappropriately caught by James’ sister, which was captured on camera and later spread on social media.

In a statement posted on his Instagram, the actor addressed the incident, saying he was “still in shock” after the live broadcast.

Michael Rainey Jr.  he is best known for his role as Tariq in the series

Michael Rainey Jr. he is best known for his role as Tariq in the series “Power”.

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Taking to social media, Michael said: “At this point everyone has seen the video circulating on the internet. “I’m still in shock and I don’t really know how to cope with what happened last night.”

This is an unfortunate situation that I do not condone in any way. “I can’t take it lightly because I know I would be in trouble on the show if the roles were reversed.”

He concluded by saying, “The fact is that sexual assault is never okay, regardless of gender or status. We are all human and should respect each other. Most importantly, we should always respect ourselves.”

The actor posted this statement on his story.

The actor posted this statement on his story.

Photo: Instagram


The actor’s rep told PEOPLE that he feels “deeply saddened and shocked by the events that occurred during TyTy James’ live broadcast this past weekend. “He’s still processing what happened and doesn’t quite know what to think.”

“This situation is not taken lightly,” the statement continued. “Sexual harassment and assault are serious and unacceptable actions.

Taking advantage of someone’s fame in this way degrades the value of artists and emphasizes the need to respect their humanity. Those who entertain us are people, just like everyone else.

The incident occurred during a live broadcast by Twitch streamer TyTy James.

The incident occurred during a live broadcast by Twitch streamer TyTy James.

Photo: INSTAGRAM @THETYLILSHOW


In the livestream footage that circulated on social media, the streamer’s sister’s arms were blocked by children standing in front of him, but the actor clearly felt uncomfortable as she approached him.

He appeared to look down, trying to block her touch, looking around for help, and left the live feed shortly after the incident.

TyTy James also released a statement on social media, writing: “Following the events that occurred during my broadcast yesterday, I would like to sincerely apologize to Michael and his family for what occurred.”

“My little sister was completely wrong and crossing all boundaries. What she did was very inappropriate and unacceptable. “I am truly embarrassed and disgusted by her actions.”