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DrDisrespect settles legal dispute with Twitch over 2020

DrDisrespect, or Guy Beahm, a hugely famous broadcaster, has concluded his legal case with Twitch.

with neither party admitting any wrongdoing.

The bizarre – and still mostly unknown – tale began in the summer of

2020 when Beahm was permanently banned from Twitch for unclear reasons,

despite being a year into a two-year exclusivity contract with the business.

For a long time, Beahm claimed he had not been notified of the cause for his suspension, but that changed in August when he revealed he was suing Twitch.

“A lot of people ask me, do you know why?” he said in a video posted at the time. “I know why now, and I’ve known it for months… And I’ll tell you right now, champs: there’s a reason we’re suing the heck out of them.

“”The Twitch ban has definitely damaged us,” he noted, “not only financially, but networking-wise, since all the ties we’ve built over the last five years in terms of Activision and EA, all the big sponsors, they have to wonder, ‘Why did you get banned?'” Whether it’s evident or not, blacklisting and shadow banning are taking place.”

We haven’t heard much about it since then, but Beahm said the following in a tweet earlier today: “moving on” alongside a photo of a statement that reads, “I have concluded my legal battle with Twitch.” No one confesses to any misconduct.”

Twitch, for its part, issued an almost similar statement to PC Gamer, claiming “Twitch and Dr. Disrespect have settled their legal disagreement. No one confesses any guilt.”

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At this point, it’s very conceivable that the mystery at the center of the case may never be addressed publicly, and for those curious, Beahm – who has only broadcast on YouTube since his ban – added that “the Doc will not return to Twitch” following today’s decision.

 

Source: EuroGamer

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