Dr Disrespect, Twitch 'Moving On' From Legal Dispute Over Permanent Ban

The near-two-year legal dispute between Dr Disrespect and Twitch appears to be over.
The near-two-year legal dispute between Dr Disrespect and Twitch appears to be over. / Image courtesy of Dr Disrespect

Over 20 months since Twitch first shook up the content creator world with its mysterious permanent ban of Guy "Dr Disrespect" Beahm, it appears the two sides have agreed to bury the hatchet.

Dr Disrespect took to Twitter Thursday, announcing that he and his legal team have "resolved" his legal dispute with Twitch and that "no party admits to any wrongdoing."

Shortly after, the Doc also tweeted to confirm that he will not be returning to Twitch.

Thanks to this cryptic answer, it appears we might never know what exactly led to Twitch's initial cryptic falling out with Dr Disrespect in June 2020.

In a statement provided to DBLTAP at the time, a Twitch spokesperson said the company was simply following its standard protocols for violations of its rules that apply to all streamers, regardless of size and popularity.

"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," the Twitch statement read. "These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community."

A day after word got out that he had been permanently banned, Dr Disrespect notoriously tweeted that he was not aware why Twitch banned him.

Over a year later in August 2021, Dr Disrespect said on his since well-established YouTube stream that he was in the process of suing Twitch for banning him.

"I can't talk about it, but a lot of people ask me, 'Do you know the reason?'" Dr Disrespect 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 f— out of them.

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

At the time of writing, it remains unclear whether or not any money was exchanged or any sort of agreement was made between the Doc and Twitch.

Additionally, it is uncertain whether or not the Doc has been unbanned on Twitch, allowing others on the platform to stream games with him without any concerns.

As confirmed by Dr Disrespect on Feb. 22, he remains unsigned to any streaming platform, despite continuing to pull numbers while playing games live on YouTube.