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Professional Street Fighter player Leah “Gllty” Hayes has been banned from participating in any events owned by Capcom after violations of their player of conduct.
FGC has been working on creating a safe space at their events and making sure none of their competitors or attendees is harmed, and Gilty was no exception.
“Over the past several days Capcom has received a number of troubling complaints about Leah “Gllty” Hayes from community members,” Capcom’s stated, they continued “Following a review of these allegations and other information available to us it is clear that there have been multiple violations of our player code of conduct over an extended period. We therefore have concluded that we have no choice but to ban “Gllty” from all Capcom owned and/or operated events including Capcom Pro Tour and Street Fighter League until further notice. This is global prohibition, meaning it applies to tournaments and events in any location throughout the world.”
Gllty took full responsibility for the allegations and tweeted about it, going more into details.
Gllty talked about the inappropriate actions she engaged with in the past with other women.
“I’ve flirted with a lot of women, and in more than once instance I’ve made them feel uncomfortable. I’ve made mistakes with boundaries, and I’m aware I’ve hurt people. There’s a lot going on with regards to safety and comfort in event spaces. I’ve received a lot of harassment” Gilty tweeted.
Gllty apologized to those that believed in her and to the ones she affected negatively.
Chris Bahn an Esport photographer has also been banned from future events for similar reasons, he released a statement through Dexerto.
“Given the serious nature and urgency of this matter, I am looking into every conceivable aspect that includes seeking professional help as soon as possible,” Bahn said.
Eventhubs also severed their relationship with him.