Former Hololive star Uruha Rushia has revealed on Twitter that Cover Corp refused to issue a correction regarding “false statements” about her termination in February, claiming it had sparked “defamation” online.
In February 2022, Uruha Rushia was fired from mega VTuber agency Hololive after it was reported that she had disclosed confidential information.
The community was divided over Rushia’s dismissal – defenders of the necromancer criticized the decision, while others pointed to the “blatant” breach of her contract, as stated by Hololive.
Many VTubers, including their third-generation genemates, showed support after their release. While Rushia kept her cards close to her chest — apart from a brief statement on her Mikeneko account after her sacking — she has now spoken out more publicly about it three months later.
Rushia, now Mikeneko, claimed Hololive’s original testimony about her sacking was “false” and prompted “slander” online by various parties. However, she stated there was no bad blood between the two.
According to a translation, Rushia apologized to fans on June 24 for taking so long to properly address the situation. However, she has decided to break her silence after Hololive refused to “revise” her statement about her firing.
“I have spoken to the company I was previously affiliated with about the details of this statement and how it would be released,” she said.
The statement goes deep into the preparation and subsequent moments of her release. Rushia detailed how certain leaks and comments from her former company were a form of misinformation that resulted in her being “exposed to a great deal of defamation and defamation.”
“There was a glaring error in the company’s official statement and I had asked them to issue an official correction. Namely, they alleged that I gave false information to various related parties.
“I sent an exchange between myself and my manager to someone outside the company via LINE – that’s correct. I felt I had to do this to end certain conversations that were going on at the time.
“However, I have not leaked any further information or made any false statements.”
She also mentions her desire to have a joint statement released with them on the matter, but was then left alone to make the statement after they “couldn’t cooperate for that long”.
Notably, Russia also highlighted how the claim that she said she wanted to “ruin” all other Gen 3 members was taken out of context and leaked to appear to refer to those members.
While it was previously reported that the “I want to ruin them all” message was sent on February 11, 2022, Rushia insisted that this actually came from a message sent in November 2021.
“The timing and manner in which this message was leaked made it appear as if I sent it after the incident, but that is completely false.”
Rushia then said that not being able to “correct” it for so long took a “very heavy toll on her” and also “resulted in a lot of people getting hurt.”
Rushia then debunked the claims that she harbored resentment and bitterness towards the other members, explaining that she still “cherishes them very much” and that she still watches their streams and has maintained her bond with them.
Shortly after Rushia’s tweet was published, Cover released a statement of his own. The agency denied making any mistake in the original press release and also closed the notion that it acknowledged those alleged mistakes.
“We would like to reiterate our company’s position that there was no error in the last version, nor have we ever acknowledged any error in the last version.”
They ended the statement by asking fans and the community to “cease any form of defamation of the related party in this matter.”
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— カバー株式会社 (@cover_corp) June 25, 2022
The exact details of the situation and her release are still largely unknown – despite many rumors to the contrary.
However, given these recent statements by both parties, it appears that the issue is still being worked on and addressed months after the original termination.
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