Twitch Streamer Sketch Speaks Out After Past OnlyFans Content Leaked: 'I'm Owning Up to It'

Sketch, whose real name is Kylie Cox, told viewers during a July 9 stream that the content was made during a “dark time” in his life

<p>TheSketchReal/Instagram </p> Twitch Streamer Sketch

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Twitch Streamer Sketch

Popular streamer Sketch is speaking out after OnlyFans content he once made was leaked online.

The social media star, whose real name is Kylie Cox, made a video after content surfaced online that seemingly showed the streamer participating in NSFW content with other men.

"I’ll start from the top, open and honest, that was me," he said on a July 9 Twitch stream. "I'm owning up to it."

During the video, he said that the content was made during a "dark time" in his life.

“Two years ago, I did some stuff. I’m sorry if you’ve seen some of the stuff," he added, going on to say that at the time, he was "dealing with some addiction problems, a couple of them."

<p>Nic Antaya/Getty </p> Twitch Streamer Sketch, who is known for his catchphrases "special teams, special players" and "What's up, brother?"

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Twitch Streamer Sketch, who is known for his catchphrases "special teams, special players" and "What's up, brother?"

As the stream continued, Sketch  — who is best known for streaming online while playing Madden NFL, and for his catchphrase, “What’s up, brother?” — thanked his family, friends and followers for all of their support following the leak.

“I'll be honest, Plan A was, and I'll say it candidly, probably call it quits if this ever came out," he said during an emotional moment in the stream. “But some people saved me. Shoutout [FaZe] Banks, shoutout my parents, shoutout y'all.”

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Since the leak, several social media stars and athletes have publicly stood by the streamer, including New York Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner.

“Sketch handled the situation better than alot [sic] of people would've,” the football star wrote in a post on X. “The same ones that loved him before all of this will love him after and if they don't then they didn't really love him to begin with.”

Gardner added, “People go thru tough times and it promotes growth. I stand with him☝🏾❤️‍🩹.”

Jake Paul also showed support for his fellow streamer on X, writing “We love you Sketch☝🏼.”

YouTuber FaZe Banks leaped to Sketch’s defense as well. “Sketch was my homie yesterday, he’s my homie today, he’ll be my homie tomorrow,” he wrote on social media.

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On his July 9 stream, Sketch said he spent the last two years "living under the threat" of the footage coming out. Now, that it's out, it feels like a “weight lifted off” his shoulders.

"Thank you to all my people who have been sticking up for me," he added, going on to share that he would be back on Twitch soon.

Sketch did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request for additional comment.

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