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Facebook Gaming suspends THINND after ex-partner alleges he abused her

Published: 23/Jun/2020 8:54 Updated: 23/Jun/2020 12:41

by Andrew Amos


Facebook Gaming has suspended one of the platform’s biggest partners, Michael ‘THINND’ McMahon, after his ex-partner alleged he abused her while living together.

THINND has over 900,000 followers on Facebook Gaming, racking up hundreds of thousands of viewers every stream. He was also one of the first streamers to be partnered on the platform.

However, his career is now on hold, after allegations that he abused his partner while living together arose on June 21.

His ex-partner, ‘Luxeum’, claimed THINND would lash out at her, before turning on his stream and acting in a completely different manner in an attempt to “save face.”

She detailed a couple of scenarios, including one where he broke down the bathroom door while she was in the shower because he needed to use it.

“He used the force of his body to break in. Before I knew it the shower curtains were being ripped from their hooks. I was in absolute shock, staring at this angry man as he’s screaming about how badly he needs to shower after a haircut.

“I never felt safe in my own living space ever since that day. Each time I looked at the cracked bathroom door, that was all I could ever think about.”

She also claimed that THINND pressured her to have sex with him in an attempt to “solve” the problem.

“After he would lash out at me, he would go ahead and ask me if I was done being upset and proceed to have sex with me, as if it was a solution for what I was going through.

“I never said no, I felt pressured each time then he would ask me, ‘are you done being sad,’ Like it was supposed to reverse my depression or something.”

Facebook has released a statement, saying they don’t condone THINND’s conduct, and that he will be suspended pending an investigation.

“Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we take this very seriously. The partner in question has been suspended while we investigate.”

THINND has also come out with a statement of his own, denying the allegations leveled against him. He instead claimed that that she placed “undue financial burden” on him, and was only trying to help her.

“The accuser would take my credit card without my knowledge or permission and spend it on shopping, food delivery, and multiple other personal items to treat themselves,” he claimed.

He also said that “there was absolutely no physical abuse” and that he “tried [his] best to help” her receive support for mental health issues.

It comes after dozens of people have come forward over the last week, detailing their own experiences of abuse from prominent figures within the gaming community. Tom ‘Syndicate’ Cassell and CS:GO caster Henry ‘HenryG’ Greer are two of the biggest names to be implicated.

It has also prompted platforms like Twitch to come out and address the allegations. The Facebook Gaming competitor made a statement on June 21, saying they’re “committed to working to make the streaming community safer for everyone.”


How to watch Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson: Fight start time, stream, more

Published: 28/Nov/2020 21:15

by Connor Bennett


After months of back-and-forth, Jake Paul and Nate Robinson are finally stepping into the squared circle for their highly-anticipated boxing matchup. Here’s what you need to know. 

YouTubers strapping on boxing gloves and squaring up with one another was a trend kicked off by KSI and Joe Weller back in 2018. Since then, the concept has exploded – including KSI forging rivalries with the Paul brothers and fighting Logan Paul in a professional bout in Los Angeles. 

Typically, it has been all about a YouTuber fighting another content creator, but Jake Paul’s next fight is a little different. He’s fighting former NBA star Nate Robinson on the undercard of the Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. exhibition bout – which is sure to be a spectacle itself. So, here’s what you need to know. 

Jake Paul done with YouTube
Jake Paul/Instagram
Paul and Robinson have been going back-and-forth for months, with their fight being delayed previously.

What time is Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson?

Despite the attention the YouTuber brings, the Paul vs Robinson bout isn’t the main event of the evening, so it’s hard to nail down an exact start time. 

Some reports have suggested that the pair should make their ring walks at around 4 am GMT on Sunday, November 29. In the US, that’ll still be Saturday, November 28 at 8 pm PST/11 pm EST, given that the main event is due to start an hour later at 9 pm PST. 

Of course, this could change given the results of the previous fights, so if you don’t want to miss a moment of it, you’ll just have to tune in from the start

Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson PPV & live stream

Speaking of how to watch the fight, there are a handful of different ways – it just depends on where you are in the world.  In the UK, BT Sports have the rights to the fight, and it’ll cost 19.95 through their Box Office service. This is also available online in case you don’t want to watch it on TV in the early hours. 

If you’re in the United States, you’ll have to check with your cable provider, but it’ll cost $49.99 if they’re showing it. You can also access it through FiteTV and the TysonTriller website, which will also set you back $49.99.

Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr. fight card

As for who else is in action on the card, it’s not full of YouTubers or other side shows like some of Paul’s other fights, but instead, actual professional bouts. Former undefeated light-heavyweight star Badou Jack is in action, moving to Cruiserweight, while the highly anticipated matchup between Tyson and Jones Jr is set to be an electrifying affair.

  • Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr
  • Jake Paul vs Nate Robinson
  • Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan
  • Hasim Rahman Jr vs Rashad Coulter
  • Jamaine Ortiz vs Nahir Albright
  • Irvin Gonzalez vs Edward Vasquez
  • Juiseppe Cusumano vs Nick Jones

So, that’s everything you could want to know about the card, and if anything changes, we’ll be sure to update this article. We’ll also have additional post-fight coverage of Paul’s bout, so make sure you check back with Dexerto for the results and reaction.