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Dr Disrespect “considering” legal action against Twitch after ban

Published: 17/Jul/2020 1:20

by Brent Koepp


On July 16, Dr Disrespect broke his silence and spoke out on his shocking Twitch ban in June. In an interview, the star revealed that he has no plans to ever return to the Amazon-owned streaming platform, and is even “considering legal action.”

Over the last decade, Dr Disrespect had become the face of streaming for many. The personality’s over-the-top 80s action hero persona and movie-level quality production made him must-see entertainment.

However on June 26, the star was abruptly banned on Twitch without a reason why from the platform. After weeks of silence, he finally spoke up and also revealed his future streaming plans.

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The popular streamer was banned from Twitch in June.

Dr Disrespect considering legal action

The popular streamer sat down with some outlets to discuss his shocking ban for the first time. However, during his conversation with PC Gamer, he revealed that he won’t be returning to Twitch after they abruptly removed him from the platform.

“Yeah, that’s the kind of the mind blowing thing about all of this. Obviously, for legal counsel, I have to be careful here. But I can say however, that I will not be returning to Twitch, so, I mean, that’s it,” he said.

When he was asked why he hasn’t taken to social media to contest their decision, he explained, “There are things behind the scenes in terms from a legal standpoint that, you know, I can’t… that’s where it’s at. And so, I don’t want to go on social media and say the wrong thing or the right thing—or whatever it is.”

The former Twitch star was then asked if he was considering taking legal action against the Amazon-owned streaming platform, to which he stated it was in consideration: “We are considering taking legal action.”

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Dr Disrespect during the final moments of his last stream on June 25.

Doc was also asked by PC Gamer if his talk about 5G and conspiracy theories during past broadcasts led to Twitch removing him from the platform. Responding, he said “I don’t think so. In fact, I—”, however his publicist then jumped in.

“We’re getting really close to dangerous territory here. So, you know, Doc, we don’t know why Twitch banned him, and there is no formal warnings or reprimand on record. That’s all legal is going to let him say,” they said.

While the Two-Time still claims he has no idea why he was banned, the star tweeted a new song teaser later in the day. The lyrics state: “It’s out of my hands, but I’m still in control. It’s out of my hands, you can never take away the power of my soul.”

Fans are still no closer to understanding why Dr Disrespect was banned, however it looks like the streamer is now looking towards his future. He has stated that he’s considering going live on his own website, or possibly another platform.

Whatever Twitch’s reasons were for the decision, it seems that the 38-year old is ready to part ways with the platform. For the time being, members of his Champions Club will have to hang tight.


Mike Majlak reveals why he’s broken up with Lana Rhoades

Published: 31/Oct/2020 5:29

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


Mike Majlak and Lana Rhoades have been the sweethearts of the internet world for quite some time, but their relationship is officially over, with Mike Majlak breaking the news on YouTube.

Mike Majlak and Lana Rhoades have been in a relationship together for ten months. It’s been a widely publicized roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs. However, it was one that many mutual fans loved to see.

It was also the only relationship Mike Majlak has been involved in throughout the past decade. But sadly, not all relationships can stand the test of time, and the two of them have officially parted ways.

Mike Majlak broke the news in a YouTube video. “Never thought id ever put out a breakup video but this one was necessary,” he said. “I wanted the story told my way before others could tarnish what was an incredible relationship and part of my journey.”

In the video, Mike Majlak explains that he felt like the fans deserved an explanation since the breakup happened out of the blue. “There’s no one specific reason [for the breakup],” he said. “It wasn’t a loyalty thing.”

“The best thing about Amara [which is her real name] is that she’s so fiercely loyal,” he added. “I never once had to worry about her cheating [or] talking to any other guys. It was never about other guys.”

His comment immediately shuts down rumors and accusations that she cheated on him. It’s often the first thing people suspect when there’s a sudden breakup.

Instead, he claimed they were simply “two people who wanted vastly different things.”

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Mike Majlak / Lana Rhoades
Mike Majlak and Lana Rhoades always looked madly in love.

“Amara was… obsessed with the idea of linear and traditional life and love,” he said. “She wanted to meet a guy, she wanted to settle down, she wanted to have a family and just live this kind of linear life.”

“That’s just not who I am,” he said. He also claimed she was “trying to facilitate the vision that she saw for the relationship, which was getting a house and moving in with her.”

However, while it made “made complete sense to her,” it didn’t to him, and it didn’t feel right to go ahead with it. 

In the end, there were too many signs that they wanted “two vastly different things in life” and “weren’t cut out to be together” and “go the distance.”

The breakup has been hard on them both, so to make things easier, they’ve been trying not to talk and keeping their distance.

It’s a sad end for one of the more beloved internet couples in recent times, but it’s certainly not a bitter one. The two of them have clearly thought long and hard about the decision.

In the end, it seems like calling it quits made the most sense in the long run, but they’ve parted ways on good terms.