TikTok star Vinnie Hacker has openly said he was a victim of sexual assault when he was young and how it still affects him to this day.
Vinnie Hacker blew up on TikTok in 2020 and 2021, becoming one of the biggest names on the platform and earning a healthy 13 million followers at the time of writing.
He has streamed extensively on Twitch and competed in Warzone tournaments, Valorant and more, defeating Deji in the Battle of the Platforms boxing event.
Despite being only 19, Hacker has achieved incredible success — however, it turns out, despite the hardships he faced growing up, including sexual assault.
The two influencers, who appeared on Harry Jowsey’s “Tap In” podcast, discussed Hacker’s rise as part of TikTok’s Hype House collective, boxing and more before addressing Hacker’s past.
“I was 16 and I was sexually assaulted by a 26-year-old,” he told Jowsey. “I lost my virginity to a 26-year-old when I was 16 and it freaked me out for a while but I didn’t know it.”
He continued, “I was stuck in my own way of thinking because people would feed it to me like, ‘Oh, dude, that was sick.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, it’s sick,’ then I realized that’s not okay at all.”
Jowsey and Hacker didn’t linger too long on the subject, discussing how Vinnie felt about it before moving on to his future aspirations, but it’s clearly still something monumental in his young life.
Elsewhere on TikTok, Jack Wright accused Sienna Mae of sexually assaulting him months after a worrying video of the two circulated. She has denied the allegations, insisting “all we ever did was kiss.”