Recovering heroin addict reveals Twitch may have saved his life - Dexerto

Recovering heroin addict reveals Twitch may have saved his life

Published: 8/Mar/2019 13:34 Updated: 8/Mar/2019 14:31

by Matt Porter


An IRL Twitch streamer named JoshNicely has revealed that streaming on the popular broadcasting site may have saved his life on a number of occasions.

The streamer regularly broadcasts in the Just Chatting section of Twitch, answering questions and discussing his life to members of the Twitch community who tune into his streams.  


The streamer is currently undergoing treatment for an addiction to heroin, and openly delves into his issues and the treatment he is currently going through to help him. It was during his Thursday, March 7 stream that JoshNicely revealed how Twitch has helped improve his life.

JoshNicely regularly broadcasts in the Just Streaming section of Twitch.

When giving his viewers an update on the treatment that he is currently undertaking in an attempt to battle his addiction, JoshNicely was asked by a viewer in his chat: “Do you think streaming on Twitch has helped you?”


“Yes, I do think streaming on Twitch has helped me,” said Josh. “The community here is literally better than the people I know in real life.”

“So yes, I do think streaming has saved my life. I don’t know about saved my life. Maybe. A couple times it’s maybe saved my life, but it has actually made my life a lot better. For sure, absolutely for sure.”

JoshNicely revealed that he is undergoing treatment for his addiction, and has been attending daily appointments at a Methadone Clinic.


The streamer is currently seven days clean, and is hopeful that this will continue with the help of his Twitch community.


Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos


Popular League of Legends streamer Robert ‘Hashinshin’ Brotz has claimed the FBI investigated him over allegations he was sexually harassing minors, and cleared him of any wrongdoing. He was permanently banned on Twitch over the claims.

Hashinshin was ostracized from the League of Legends community back in July, after claims the 30-year-old Twitch streamer sexually harassed underage girls by abusing his platform of power.


Other popular content creators, like Joedat ‘Voyboy’ Esfahani, stated that “Hashinshin is a manipular, predator, and worst of all [a] pedophile who used his platform to abuse so many underage girls over the years.”

However, the disgraced streamer has claimed he was investigated by the FBI and cleared of all wrongdoing.


“There has been an FBI investigation into me, and I have neither been jailed or charged with a crime. Some of you might not believe that. I have a freedom of information request [to prove my innocence publicly], but that can take up to a year,” Brotz said in a October 7 statement.

Numerous women came forward stories in July of Hashinshin grooming them while they were underage. However, Hashinshin has always maintained his innocence, claiming these stories were false, and that many of those who came forward have since deleted their statements.

He also stated that he was potentially looking into suing some of the alleged victims for defamation, stating they did a “public assessment of [his] character” that distorted what people thought of him.


“I was going to sue Alli for defamation ⁠— and I probably should have ⁠— but Alli is not a victim, and people started getting these really distorted views on what was happening,” he said, referring to one of the victims.

“Things aren’t as they seem, regardless of what they seem. I’m not a rich and powerful figure. They didn’t find that I did anything. I think a lot of this was a public assessment of my character, and a lot of people did this because they didn’t like me.

“I’ve been working on bettering myself over the last two years, and I think I’ve become a better person overall. It hurts a lot…to see all these people denying that.”


Brotz claimed that while he believed his accusers weren’t “all terrible people,” they betrayed his trust. He also said that while he believes they should apologize, he hopes no one in the community attacks them. He just wants to “go back to living a normal life.”

“I thought these were nice people, I thought I could trust them and work with them. That’s why my response to this was all sh*tty because I shouldn’t really have trusted anyone. I don’t think they’re all terrible people, but things really escalated,” he said.


“I don’t want anyone to attack them. I just want to go back to living a normal life. I just want to exist peacefully, and I hope people can start letting me do that. I hope this can change their minds in some way.”

Hashinshin remains permanently banned on Twitch despite his attempts to clear this name. He has also lost his Twitch partnership, and has instead moved to streaming on YouTube.