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Dr Disrespect Says He's Suing Twitch Over Ban

Dr Disrespect says he is suing Twitch for banning him.
Dr Disrespect says he is suing Twitch for banning him. / Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

Streamer Guy "Dr Disrespect" Beahm says he's "suing the fuck out of" Twitch for permanently banning him in June 2020.

Twitch never publicized the reason for its decision to ban Dr Disrespect, saying only, "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."

At the time, Dr Disrespect claimed to be in the dark about the reason for his ban. But during a recent broadcast on YouTube, his new streaming home, he said he had since found out the reason for the ban (H/T Dot Esports).

"I can't talk about it, but a lot of people ask me, 'Do you know the reason?'" He said, responding to a question in the live chat. "Yeah, I do know the reason why now. I've known for months now — the reason why. And I'll just say this right now, champs: there's a reason why we're suing the fuck out of them.

"I don't know how else to put it. The amount of damages and — you just don't... Nah, nah."

Since the ban, Dr Disrespect has largely shied away from discussing it. Some have speculated it had to do with his spreading of misinformation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the truth is still under wraps.