I'm confused why people keep thinking this somehow proves Digi was right all along.
After having read read both their Twitlonger's, I have noticed that it's pretty much the exact same story, with the exception of mentions of Melody's manager and other things, which tbh just seems to be attempts from Digi to paint Melody as being less independent than her fans believe she is.
Digi confirmed a lot of things for us to be true, such as him copyright claiming Melody's twitch to get her attention.
The story seems to go something like this.
>Melody and her manager contact Digi to commission a 3D model for cam girl streams.>The project goes far more viral than anyone involved expected, and gets picked up by VICE.>Melody starts earning a lot of money. According to Digi, possibly more than 100 grand a month, though this could be inflated.>During all of this, Digi involves himself further in the project, and does a lot of work that he doesn't want payment for.>Digi seems to be under the belief that because he does all this extra unpaid work for her, that she owes him.>Digi now tries to use this leverage he has over Melody, to get her to sign with Giga Music Group.
I don't know to what extent Digi is involved with this company, but it's likely he was given some offer of a high paying position in there, as his 3D modeling services is part of what Melody would be offered if she was to sign with them.>Melody according to her Twitlonger had promised she would hear them out, but didn't promise to sign with them.>Digi never mentions any promise by Melody to sign with them either, only mentions of how much he's done for her.>Melody is offered various services, one of them being access to Digi's modelling, and according to her, this would cost upwards of $40,000 a month.
We don't know exactly why the price is so high, but it's possible that it would be a 40/60% split.>Melody ultimately declines, which makes Digi angry, as he felt she owed him for all the free work he did.>Melody offers to pay Digi, but Digi doesn't believe she would be willing to pay the full amount he wants.>During this period, Digi stops working with Melody and she hires new people to replace him.>Digi starts talking badly about Melody as seen in Discord screenshots.>Digi at one point makes a public reply to Melody, saying that she used an asset he had made, in her Halloween render, without credit.>Melody removes the asset and re-posts the render, without his asset being part of it.>Digi replies again, angry that she removed it instead of crediting him.
Digi during this period seems very angry at Melody, and makes it a very public issue, frequently talking about it on Twitter and in various Discord servers.>Digi makes comments on Discord that Melody "gets real quiet whenever anyone mentions taking a cut out of her $100,000 a month earnings.">Digi launches a new music related VTuber named YFU.
Digi would later on claim that he is not the owner of YFU and was only commissioned to make the model, but during this period most people are under the perception that it is actually his project.>Digi starts talking to Melody again, wanting Melody to collaborate with YFU.>Melody declines Digi, because of their previous bad circumstances between each other.>During this period, YFU tries to make connections with many big independent VTubers. Some respond, some don't.>Digi believes that due to his and Melody's falling out, that Melody has told Ironmouse and Silvervale, among others, to not collab with YFU.>Digi posts his thoughts on Discord regarding YFU and Melody, saying YFU has potential to enter the mainstream, while Melody is held back because of porn, so YFU has a better future.>Digi also acknowledges YFU has not blown up in the same way Melody did, and theorizes that this is due to the lack of shock factor, and that it's just a matter of collabing with the right people.>Digi finally reaches a boiling point, having convinced himself that he and his new project is being blacklisted from collabs with Ironmouse and Silvervale, due to Melody, strikes up conversation with Melody again.>He tells Melody that he wants $45,000 for his model assets, to stop her "blackballing" of YFU, and that then he will acknowledge her as owning the assets, among them being her character model.>Melody says she will think about it.>During this period, Digi publicly registers the copyright for Melody's 3D model and character, citing himself as the full owner of her.>Melody, likely not wanting to deal with Digi's toxicity anymore, starts deleting all assets that Digi had made, except her 3D model which she had paid for.>Melody blocks Digi on Twitter.>When Digi sees this, he decides to copyright strike Melody's twitch, likely using his copyright registration as owner of her character as his reasoning.>Digi has claimed he did this to get her attention so that she would come back to the negotiating table.>Melody's Twitch channel gets banned for copyright infringement of Digi's model.>Melody writes her Twitlonger.
There might be some parts that are off here and there, but this is what I recalled.