Sky owes me 55,000 dollars
Leslie and I are safe My keyboard had water poured all over it and no longer works properly which makes this statement much harder to do but besides that it seems like my personal belongings are also safe. This is my statement.
Sky and i go way back to the Brawl days, I've known him since 2008. I left the smash scene and didn't talk to him very much at all after my departure but I still had fond memories of him going to smash tournaments together and whatnot. We barely talked up until 2017 which is when he messaged me out of the blue saying he's in serious debt to the IRS. He told me he would go to prison and his career would be over unless he received a significant amount of money. After several back and forth messages I eventually agreed to lend him 55,000 dollars.
Instead of taking the money I lent him to pay off his debts he decided to use it to rent out the infamous Sky Mansion. That place only exists because I funded it not knowing the kind of person he had become.
We had an agreement that he would pay me back 1,000 dollars a month after an initial 3 month grace period. This was so he could get himself organized to make content again. It turned out to be the biggest mistake I have ever made in my life. Nobody has called me an idiot or a moron more than myself for the mess I got into. It was a terrible investment and I don't consider myself a victim for lending him the money, it was a mistake I made and I have to live with that.
To this day he hasn't paid me back a single penny. If you think that's bad, keep reading, it's about to get much worse.
Back in the Brawl days I would often house Sky and other norcal smashers for tournaments. My mom and Sky ended up having a really great relationship and of course that made me like Sky even more. During this time my mom was battling breast cancer and eventually died in 2016 after battling the illness for nearly a decade. Sky was very aware of my moms condition and knew I came from a family blessed with financial privilege.
When he messaged me asking for money he told me the reason he went broke is because he spent all his money helping his dad pay for his cancer treatment. This struck am emotional chord with me because I have personally sacrificed lots of my own time and even money helping my mom during her time of sickness. Here is the worst part that I don't think I will ever get over.
HIS DAD NEVER HAD CANCER! I repeat, he made up the story about his dad having cancer as a way to manipulate someone he calls a good friend into giving him money. The excuse he has told me is that his dad lied to him about having cancer and instead used the money on a cosmetic surgery for his penis. I am not joking, this is the excuse he has used several times. I know it's hilarious but it just makes it harder to take my situation seriously when he turns it into such a joke like that.
I can confirm everything Melissa has said about the Sky Mansion when it comes to social hierarchy. I spoke out against Sky several times about many of the problematic situations that arose while at the house. These problems include the power dynamic, favoritism, manipulation, alcoholism, and the shady ways he was making money to pay for rent. He would very often ask people for money and there is at least one other person (who I won't name) that Sky owes even more money to than me. Every time I confronted him it only made my living situation there worse. He never allowed guests to know how this mansion came to be and instead would take full credit. Sometimes even as I was standing right there in front of him.
Instead of paying me back he would treat his roommates to free dinners, free video games and even free trips to Vegas which included him buying a couple roommates prostitutes and hotel rooms. He literally took my money and gambled it at Vegas and a local casino. I was horrified by what I was witnessing. This is a friend I trusted, one who laid out a bogus plan to pay me back which seemed like a guarantee.
He has told me that I'm a walking reminder of his guilt and has subtly threatened to kick me out on several occasions. Keep in mind, I am the main reason why this mansion exists. He made almost no content during the entire time he lived there and would still find ways to blame his struggle on me and other housemates that lived with him at the time. He would do this despite all the obvious help and support he had been receiving from everybody at the house. We all wanted to see him succeed.
I never wanted to make a statement like this and it deeply saddens me that I have to. It will take a long time to heal from this.