OTK puts Mizkif “on leave” as third-party investigates streamer
One True King (OTK) co-founder Mizkif has been placed on leave from the organization amid a third-party investigation into involvement with sexual harassment drama involving fellow Twitch streamers Slick and Adrianna Lee, as well as racist and homophobic remarks surfacing from leaked DMs.
Following a whirlwind 24 hours in which Trainwrecks exposed Mizkif’s involvement in sexual harassment drama, the OTK co-founder has now been placed on leave and is stepping away from his responsibilities with the organization while a third-party investigation takes place.
Shortly after Adrianna Lee revealed new details on an incident involving Slick, one in which Mizkif and Maya allegedly asked her to keep quiet, Ice Poseidon entered the mix. The former streamer leaked inflammatory messages from Mizkif featuring both racist and homophobic slurs.
“Due to the seriousness of what’s been brought forward, we have begun the process of contacting a third-party legal organization to investigate the issue in detail,” the official OTK Twitter account shared on September 20.
“OTK strongly condemns sexual harassment, assault, and bigotry of all forms,” the announcement read.
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As this investigation is conducted, Mizkif will be distanced from the company he helped establish. “I want to apologize to OTK, our staff, and our partners who put their trust in me every day,” the Twitch star followed up in his own statement.
“OTK has informed me that the organization is in the process of contracting a third party to investigate [my actions]. During this time, I will be taking a leave of absence and stepping away from organizational duties.”
Currently, it’s unclear roughly how long the investigation may take. It’s safe to expect Mizkif will be away from not only OTK, but social media on the whole for at least a few weeks. As for his future as a content creator, it remains to be seen whether Twitch or Youtube will take action to deplatform him after the investigation.