Just six weeks after Dungeons & Dragons Twitch streamer Jeremy ‘GloriousArcadum’ Black was accused of sexual and emotional abuse, he has made his return to Twitch.
On August 31, a number of claims came out against Arcadum, with some co-ordinated to release on the same day. Former female friends of accused the streamer of varying levels of abuse, including one instance of physical assualt.
It was alleged that on August 26, Arcadum reached out to multiple women with whom he was friends, explaining that he was going to “block, and ban all the girls he had been involved with or close with” in an attempt to save his relationship with streamer Tiffany Tiefling.
He posted a response to the accusations on September 2, and explained that he would be taking a break from streaming while seeking out therapy for personal issues.
While there was no time frame provided for Arcadum’s return, many have expressed surprise at the haste of his return, just six weeks after he initially said he would be taking a break.
Rather than play D&D, though, Arcadum decided to play Far Cry 6, after briefly addressing the elephant in the room.
“As you may see, the chat is in emote-only mode, and it will probably be in emote-only mode for quite some time,” he said, before laughing and explaining that he’s done so “for obvious reasons.”
He also shared a statement on Pastebin, putting it in his Twitch ‘About’ section, addressing the situation further.
“After streaming almost every day for the last five years, I’ve been gaining some much-needed perspective and reconnecting with the world outside of gaming,” he said. “I am still sorting out some personal matters in my private life, but I am truly appreciative, and your support has not been lost on me – while I will be continuing my break from D&D, I will use this channel for casual variety gaming.”
Backlash against Arcadum’s return
Responding the statement, ConfirmedCasual on Twitter said that “nobody sees you as a D&D Streamer, we see you as a possessive, manipulative sexual predator.”
I love Arcadum’s line in his recent Pastebin:
“Speaking to people who don’t know me as a “D&D streamer.””
Nobody sees you as a D&D Streamer, we see you as a possessive, manipulative sexual predator.
— ConfirmedCasual (@CasualisTaken) October 13, 2021
VTuber SciFriTV highlighted the number of allegations made against Arcadum, and said “he does not deserve a platform to profit off of people who don’t know the truth.”
They also encouraged users to use Twitch’s report button.
I know it's been a month, I'm tired of talking about it too. But I won't let him try to sweep this all under the rug like nothing happened.
Keep speaking the truth, keep echoing the victim's stories.
Oh and use Twitch's report button while you're at it 👌
— SciFri (@SciFriTV) October 13, 2021
Similarly, Fearan urged him to “get some real therapy and get out of here.”
Woke up to see a serial abuser tried to stream again last night. Its barely been a month and this idiot thinks its okay to come back? Because he "went to church" as an athiest? Get some real therapy @GloriousArcadum and get out of here.
— Fearan (@Faedrun) October 13, 2021
Arcadum was not banned from Twitch following the public allegations, though was dropped by his talent agency, Novo. Founded by popular streamer Devin Nash, the agency terminated Black’s contract. “As an agent supporting his business, I am beyond betrayed and disappointed,” Nash said, expressing that he wished to see Arcadum removed from the industry.
Now facing some serious scrutiny over his Twitch return, it remains to be seen whether Arcadum will be deterred from making a full-time comeback.