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Sweet Anita explains how Twitch streaming has changed her life

Published: 23/Jan/2020 3:20

by Brad Norton

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Taking the time to give thanks to her many viewers throughout a recent post, Sweet Anita explained how live streaming on Twitch has been a truly life-changing experience. 

While Anita is often the source of many viral moments due to her Tourrette’s, she’s never one to shy away from being honest about the condition and trying to change the perspective of new viewers.

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Broadcasting her life for the world to see certainly comes with its own unique hardships, but taking the bad with the good, Anita has explained how Twitch streaming has been life-changing for not only herself, but many of her viewers all over the globe.

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Sweet_Anita values her time on Twitch as she’s able to open the minds of those tuned in.

Offering some unique insight into her constant battle, the streamer revealed a number of benefits that come from exposing the condition and sharing in such a personal way on a platform like Twitch.

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Throughout a January 23 statement, Anita addressed that while some might consider her stream exhausting due to repetitively having to explain Tourrette’s, she would be in a similar position no matter what vocation she gravitated towards.

“I’d be explaining Tourrette’s no matter what job I did. Every time I get on a train or in a taxi I have to. At least on Twitch I get to open thousands of people’s minds.”

With over 640,000 followers on the streaming platform and just under 100,000 on her personal Twitter account, Anita has certainly made an impact and opened many eyes. Rather than backing down under pressure and calls for her Twitch account to be banned, the streamer is always quick to outline how she is helping the greater community behind her.

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“Thanks to Twitch I get to make the content I needed back when I was young,” she explained. “When you support me, you are showing people who face challenges like mine that we have a place in the world.”

“Every time I explain myself on stream, more people understand my condition. As more people become aware, life gets safer for us.”

Although admittedly, Anita expressed that the experience can indeed “get repetitive” and that she wishes she didn’t have to label “tourette’s” in every YouTube video and stream of hers, she still feels “insanely lucky to be in a position to change things.”

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Leaving a positive impact for those tuned in and raising awareness for her condition are evidently the highest priorities for Anita when going live each and every day on Twitch.

Recently, the Amazon owned streaming platform came out in direct support of the streamer and outlined how “streamers with Tourette’s like Anita, have a home at Twitch.”

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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.