The drama surrounding Matthew “Mizkif” Rinaudo and Maya Higa hasn’t slowed down, causing Maya to announce an indefinite break from social media.
After Adriannah Lee accused CrazySlick of groping her at a party while she was blacked out, Tyler “Trainwreck” Niknam informed the streaming community that Mizkif and Maya had allegedly attempted to cover up the sexual assault due to their friendship with CrazySlick.
Maya expressed that she wished she had stayed out of the situation. But in a leaked Discord call between Mizkif, Trainwreck, Asmongold, Felix “xQc” Lengyel, and other prominent streamers, someone claimed that Maya “gaslit” Adrianah into downplaying her allegations against CrazySlick.
On September 25, Maya released another statement about the situation. She called the TwitLonger her “final statement.”
Maya claimed that she was “misrepresented” in the Discord call, causing her to feel the need to speak on the subject again. She said that she did not intend for Adrianah to change her story or cover up the sexual assault. In fact, Maya claimed she supported Adrianah in sharing her experience, although she did ask what had happened.
“I fully understand that it was wrong, given my position, to insert myself into that situation. I apologize for the power dynamic and the harm it might have caused. It was irresponsible for me to not remove myself from the situation and I take full accountability for making this mistake. I am deeply disappointed in my judgment and choices and I am deeply sorry to Adrianah for my involvement,” Maya wrote.
Maya went on to say that she never intended for her status to influence Adrianah and would never discourage a victim from speaking out. She also condemned CrazySlick’s actions.
“I have privately apologized to Adrianah and will publicly apologize again: I am truly sorry for Adrianah’s experience with CrazySlick and for the experiences of the other women who have shared their stories,” Maya said.
At the end of the TwitLonger, Maya said that she was leaving online platforms indefinitely.
In response to Maya’s final statement, some expressed frustration with Maya for her role in the situation. Others, however, felt that the streamers on the Discord call were lying about what happened to protect themselves, using Maya as the scapegoat.
Since the TwitLonger, Maya has been silent on social media. Mizkif and other streamers involved have also not spoken on Maya’s statement or the situation thus far.
She apologized several more times throughout the TwitLonger and condemned Slick for his alleged actions. Maya Higa ended her response to the drama with the announcement that she would be stepping away from “online platforms indefinitely”.