Former Smash Pro ZeRo Returns, Says Confession Was a Suicide Note


by in General | Nov, 17th 2021

Former Smash player Gonzalo “ZeRo” Barrios returns to making content and putting up a YouTube video to talk about his previous allegations. Though one of the biggest names in Smash, he’s courted controversy with some incredibly serious allegations. In July, ZeRo admitted to sexual misconduct and received a Twitch ban as a result. ZeRo was had several allegations of misconduct and predatory behavior towards underage girls, and his latest video discusses this. Now that the Smash Pro returns to content creation, ZeRo says the confession was made under duress and was essentially a suicide note.

A Plot to Assassinate His Character


In the video seen here, he claims the document that the 64-page document spread by Jisu was nothing more than an attempt to assassinate his character. He talked about the depression he felt around the time of these allegations, having no faith in his situation. 

His confession was apparently under duress, and he was ready to commit suicide after posting the response to the sexual misconduct allegations. “This document is nothing more than a suicide letter that I wrote during a tremendous mental breakdown. I had fully planned to take my life right after posting that document because I pretty much lost all faith in that scenario.”

However, he looks at this as an attempt to assassinate his character and now has a legal team to back him up. ZeRo attempted to take his own life a few months after he made his alleged confession, but he seems like he’s ready to get back to things as normal. ZeRo did make it clear that there is a lawsuit ongoing about this situation. It is complicated, as some people in the allegations aimed at him are anonymous. 

He insists that he never touched any underage people, nor did he ever send or receive explicit content to minors. Former Smash pro ZeRo returns to Youtube to post this video after Technicals released a video to debunked the allegations made against ZeRo. A second one was released shortly after ZeRo’s official response. In the video, ZeRo said the reason it seemed like he was flip-flopping was “at the time, I did not have proper evidence, witnesses that came forward later, and I just did not have the full picture in front of me.”

For now, ZeRo returns to YouTube and will resume creating content today. We will keep you up to date, though, as there are legal proceedings. Suicide and suicidal thoughts are a serious matter, and if you have these, you can reach out to the Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) or NAMI at 1-800-950-NAMI, or you can text “NAMI” to 741741 in a crisis.

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