R6 Siege’s Gig Arrested for Allegedly Beating Ex-Girlfriend
Though now released on bail, R6 Siege coach Ellis “GiG” Hindle was arrested for allegedly assaulting an ex-girlfriend. The ex-girlfriend, Aimee Southern were a couple from 2019-2020, and back on June 14th, she confirmed that her “abuser has been arrested and is being prosecuted for his actions.” According to Aimee Southern, GiG was unfaithful and assaulted her both physically and verbally. However, the R6 Siege coach GiG insists on his innocence after being arrested.
As of this writing, GiG is still the coach of Invictus Gaming (formerly Giants Gaming) and recently competed in the Six Invitational. However, it remains to be seen whether his position changes. As of this moment, Invictus has not appeared to have made a statement.
“You’ve Only Seen One Side” – GiG:
According to GiG, Aimee Southern filed a police report back on April 29th, which led to the June 11th arrest and questioning. GiG did admit to the infidelity, and, in his words “spoke to her like s**t at times,” but denies any abuse. He responded briefly on Twitter:
“As I said on April 30th im not going to start saying x y z publicly cos there’s nothing to gain from that. The police are dealing with the situation correctly and come July 9th ill know exactly the outcome. Thats all to say about it from me but you’ve only seen one side.”
Aimee Southern sent out an incredibly lengthy Twitlonger, detailing the situation she was allegedly in with GiG. Her allegations are serious ones, no less. He sent abusive messages, attacked her, bruised her, and, according to Southern, tried to force her to have sex with him. She also alleged that he sent messages of an explicit nature to 16-year old girls. While yes, in the UK, the age of consent is 16, there are laws on the books regarding sexting, until you’re 18:
“This sudden change in him after Canada made so much sense after I found out at the beginning of April 2020 that he’d been sending explicit messages and images to underage girls. The age for these messages is 18+ in the UK and I can confirm that these girls were 16 and he fully knew that as well. I found out last night that he’d been sending these messages since we’d first got together and that he’d been messaging at least 12 different girls that I know about now.”
The police did not give away GiG’s identity as an R6 Siege coach or personal identification after being arrested, the crime reference number and age of the accused do line up. A spokesperson did have this to say though:
“Enquiries have established a woman had been assaulted by a man. She received minor injuries that did not require hospital treatment. A 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of Assault.”
We will keep you updated as this story develops. GiG maintains his innocence, and Aimee Southern, his ex-girlfriend has spoken up about the trauma she reportedly endured at his hands. It does sound like it could be going to court, so we will keep our eyes on this.