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Streamer with Tourette’s shares her honest opinion on possibility of Twitch partnership

Published: 16/Nov/2018 21:07 Updated: 17/Nov/2018 21:55

by Virginia Glaze

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Twitch streamer ‘Sweet_Anita’ has seen massive channel growth since hilarious clips of her stream went viral in October of 2018 – but she doesn’t think her chances of getting partnered with the platform are very high.

Anita laughed about the issue during a broadcast on November 15, citing her acute Tourette’s syndrome as a likely reason that her channel may never see a partnership with Twitch.

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“I’m not sure they’re too keen on me, if I’m honest, ‘cause they haven’t partnered me,” she joked in response to a fan’s question on the matter. “Everyone’s been like, ‘Where’s the partner?’ And, yeah, I don’t think it’s coming at this point.”

She went on to joke that Twitch might not see her as the ‘right kind of person’ to enter their partnership program, due to their lack of action in regards to her sudden surge in popularity.

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“I think they’ve decided that I’m not the right kind of person to be partnering on Twitch,” she said through a good-humored laugh, breaking into a tic shortly thereafter.

While Anita feels that she may never be partnered with the platform, she has spoken out about any potential bans she might receive due to her condition, hoping that Twitch will tolerate any comments that break their TOS – should they arise from a tic and not an intentional statement.

Anita’s channel saw a sudden surge in growth early October of 2018, rising above 75,000 daily followers when clips of her stream went viral on Reddit as shown by trusted social media statistics side Social Blade.

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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.