A statement. pic.twitter.com/qU3L0gZiPY— Jared Knabenbauer (@ProJared) May 9, 2019
He failed, however, to mention the fact he was making the announcement to his wife, and also blocked her prior to the announcement so she wouldn't see it, but she's smarter than that, so she puts him on blast
She then goes on a tweet storm, which is too many tweets to add here, but the gist of it is: Jared has been distant for over a year now, and she has been desperately trying to save their marriage, thinking she was the problem. They decided they should get a divorce a few months ago and then on an old phone of his, she found nudes and sexts from Holly Conrad, a YouTuber/Cosplayer/Bird Enthusiast. Holly had recently moved from LA to Seattle after divorcing from her husband, YouTuber/Artist/Gamer Ross O'Donovan. The relationship started in October 2018, and Holly and her ex husband announced their divorce September 2018.
So Holly thinks it's a good time to tweet to Jared:
Im so sorry you’re going through this. I’m here for you if you need me.— 🌘ｈｏｌｌｙ 🌒 (@HollyConrad) May 9, 2019
And Heidi isn't having any of it:
Honestly @HollyConrad you look very ashamed and insecure in all the nudes you sent my husband. I think it would help your chronic self esteem issues if you started fucking men that weren't already married.— Heidi O'Ferrall✨ (@AtelierHeidi) May 9, 2019
She had sex with my husband— Heidi O'Ferrall✨ (@AtelierHeidi) May 9, 2019
Holly has decided to fuck off the internet for now, not before making a colossally bad tweet
If it’s worth anything, you all know me. I’d never hurt anyone and I only want the best and happiness for those around me. If you’ve followed me for a long time, you know that. Gonna get off twitter for a while ✌️— 🌘ｈｏｌｌｙ 🌒 (@HollyConrad) May 9, 2019
AMONG all this, it's also come out that Jared solicits nudes from fans, at least one of whom has come forward to say they were 16 at the time.
It's also true that he has been soliciting nudes from his fans for years. I was there. In the beginning, it was a joke on tumblr. Then it was its own tumblr account just for nudes. It was ostensibly a body-positive space for consenting adults, and I approved on that basis.— Heidi O'Ferrall✨ (@AtelierHeidi) May 9, 2019
Heidi says that she asked him to stop eventually, since she felt pressured to let it continue past the point she was comfortable with, and he "shut it down" in 2017 only to start it up again. She doesn't blame any of the fans and didn't realize anyone underage had been involved, and apologized for her role in this.
And the thread from one of the fans:
cw / sexual abuse, underage sexual abuse— Chai (@chaitemporary) May 9, 2019
ProJared sexually manipulated me via Tumblr when I was 16. I believe Heidi, and I believe every other victim.
Feel free to RT, to spread awareness of his actions. I won't be answering any questions. Not today. pic.twitter.com/gEbHeWAt9T
Basically: He was 16 and pre-transition and sent a photo of himself with his arm over his breasts, and Jared posted it to his nudes Tumblr without his consent. Also, sent dick pics to him knowing he was 16. Another person has also come forward with accusations of soliciting nudes while they were a minor
ETA: he's been fired from his distributer/multichannel network
Here is our official statement. pic.twitter.com/WwQOEsBaEq— NormalBoots (@NormalBoots) May 9, 2019
Soliciting and sending nudes to minors #1
Soliciting and sending nudes to minors #2
Heidi confirms solicitation of nudes from fans