Guy “Dr. Disrespect” Beahm has reportedly been permanently banned from Twitch. This mark’s Beahm’s second ban in recent months after the streamer went live from the bathroom at E3 20219 and was issued his first ban. While the type of ban has not been confirmed yet by Twitch, multiple reliable sources claim the ban is indeed permanent. Furthermore, multiple media outlets seem to claim Guy “Dr. Disrespect” Beahm has indeed been perma-banned.
Sources: DrDisrespect has been permanently banned from Twitch
— Rod “4475 SR & Immortal peak” Breslau (@Slasher) June 26, 2020
At this point, it is unclear why Dr Disrespect was banned. The streamer has yet to speak out about it on Twitter. However, his Twitch account has been removed from the site completely. Twitch did offer a vague statement amidst the ban news;
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FF280E” class=”” size=”21″]”As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community.”[/perfectpullquote]
The news comes after a series of sexual misconduct accusations across the industry made headlines including Assassin’s Creed Creative Director Ashraf Ismail. While there’s no evidence at this time that Dr Disrespect is involved in any way, the timing seems rather coincidental. In addition, Twitch claims to be investigating recent allegations of sexual abuse and harassment across the board. The platform is also issuing permanent suspensions immediately.
[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”#FF280E” class=”” size=”21″]”We are reviewing each case that has come to light as quickly as possible, while ensuring appropriate due diligence as we assess these serious allegations. We’ve prioritized the most severe cases and will begin issuing permanent suspensions in line with our findings immediately. In many of the cases, the alleged incident took place off Twitch, and we need more information to make a determination. In some cases we will need to report the case to the proper authorities who are better placed to conduct a more thorough investigation. For those who’ve come forward and would like to share additional information, and to anyone who hasn’t shared their experience and wants to do so, you can report confidentially through the reporting tools on each streamer’s channel page.”[/perfectpullquote]
Twitch has come under fire in recent years for not holding large streamers accountable for rule violations. In addition, smaller accounts suffer from strict guidelines and often get banned for the slightest misstep while larger accounts, such as Dr Disrespect, get away with things on Twitch. If Dr Disrepsect has indeed been permanently banned from Twitch, it would mark the biggest disciplinary action taken from the platform to date.