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Streamer in tears after hugely generous donator reveals they are terminally ill

Published: 16/Jun/2019 16:06 Updated: 16/Jun/2019 16:43

by Joe Craven

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Popular Twitch streamer and YouTuber Jacob ‘Weest’ West was overcome with emotion while streaming on June 15, after a regular viewer of his stream revealed their terminal Leukemia diagnosis. 

Weest was streaming Minecraft to his 67,000 followers, when he announced to his stream that a regular viewer of his had donated “thousands of dollars” worth of equipment to his postbox.

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“They sent me, to my PO box, a whole bunch of equipment,” he explained. “Thousands of dollars worth of equipment, dream equipment. I was like, this has to be a joke… I made a joke that they must be like an oil baron or some shit like that. But it looks like they have Leukemia.”

Twitch: WeestThe streamer was playing Minecraft when he became overwhelmed by the gesture.

Weest was clearly very emotional and grateful for the fan’s generous donations, as he went on to explain the situation further. “They know that it’s not looking good,” he said. “And that, I can only assume that they don’t want or have a need for the money.”

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Clearly touched by the fan’s incredible gesture, he divulged that they plan to help as many people as they can, as well as giving large amounts to charity.

After explaining the situation to his audience, Weest became understandably tearful while playing Minecraft, as he built an in-game ‘shrine’ to the viewer. 

The viewer had taken it upon themselves to help one of their favorite content creators, a move which eventually led to Weest becoming choked up, and moving away from his streaming setup momentarily. 

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Weest referred to the viewer as ‘Beam’, someone who is a regular viewer, who the streamer would “recognize” in his chat often.

Weest’s other viewers were also affected by the situation, appreciating the gesture and empathising with the streamer as he became visibly upset.

While the situation is incredibly difficult for Weest’s community, it goes to show the extent to which Twitch streamers and their fans are able to cultivate meaningful relationships, and created a poignant moment on stream.

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The thoughts of everyone at Dexerto go out to the viewer and their family and friends at this difficult time.

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Hashinshin claims FBI cleared him of sexual harassment allegations

Published: 8/Oct/2020 4:00

by Andrew Amos

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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.

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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.

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“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.

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“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.”

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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.

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“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.