50 Cent Plays Down Sexual Assault on Michael Rainey Jr. After Actor Says He's 'in Shock'
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The 'Power' co-creator claims that the 'Power Book II: Ghost' star is 'fine' and won't press charges against a woman, who groped him during a livestream with Tylil James.

AceShowbiz - 50 Cent has made light of a recent sexual assault on Michael Rainey Jr. after the young actor said he's "still in shock." Describing it as "an aggressive advance," the rapper/actor believes that no harm has been done to the "Power Book II: Ghost" star.

Weighing in on the news, Fiddy reshared TMZ's post on his Instagram page. "Wait sexual assault from a male perspective this was an aggressive advance. LOL HE’s fine no charges are being pressed," he wrote in the caption of the since-deleted post.

Disagreeing with 50 Cent, one person commented on his post, "Men can get assaulted too, normalize the discussion." Another blasted the mogul, "Bad take. He was clearly uncomfortable. Roles reversed it would be nasty work."

Michael got sexually assaulted during a livestream hosted by Tylil James a.k.a. TyTy on Sunday, June 9 in New York City. In a video which has gone viral, the 23-year-old actor was standing when a woman can be seen entering the left side of the frame and reaching toward Michael's groin area, which was blocked from the camera by a child standing in front of the actor.

Michael reacted with an uncomfortable expression and looked around the room before the woman left the frame. Michael then left the stream shortly after the incident.

On Monday, Michael took to his Instagram Story to address the incident. "At this point, everyone has seen the video circulating online," he said. "I am still in shock and don't know how to fully process what happened last night. This is an unfortunate situation that I can't condone in any way. I can't take it lightly because I know I would be in serious trouble if the roles were reversed."

"The fact is, sexual assault is never okay, regardless of gender or status," the "Orange Is the New Black" actor continued. "We're all human, and we should respect each other. Most importantly, we should always respect ourselves."

Tyty has also apologized for the action by the woman, whom he described as his "sister." The Twitch streamer said, "After the actions that occurred during my stream last night I would like to sincerely apologize to Michael and his family for what took place. My little sister was completely wrong and out of line. What she did was very inappropriate and unacceptable. I am truly embarrassed and disgusted by her actions."

He also supports however Michael opts to respond to the incident. "I completely respect whatever direction Michael wants to go in this situation," he continued. "I will take extreme precautions with future streams to avoid similar issues and have banned her from participating in future streams. I do not condone any type of assault."

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