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Twitch streamer banned for claiming he wants to punch a girl in the face

Published: 21/Jan/2019 19:53 Updated: 22/Jan/2019 7:55

by Albert Petrosyan

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Twitch have handed out a ban to a streamer who publicly said he wanted to punch a female streamer in the face while he was broadcasting live.

The streamer, Viikzys, was scrolling through the Just Chatting section on Twitch and came across a female streamer named Kaylee, who was complaining about somebody “trying to talk shit to all egirls.”

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Apparently this was enough to trigger Viikzys, who turned to his viewers and said “God dude I fucking hate this thot dude. She’s the type of person in fucking high school that I just want to punch in the fucking face, like honestly. I just want to fucking punch her in the goddamn face.”

This was brought to the attention of the masses by esports and gaming insider Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, who put this clip out on Twitter for everyone to see.

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“This Twitch streamer Viikzys going around harassing women on the platform, saying he wants to punch them in the face,” Slasher tweeted. “Who hurt you dudes?

This caught the attention of Twitch, who proceeded to suspend Viikzys, after which he took to Twitter and began posting explanations and apologies about the situation.

“People always talk about titty streamers and all this shit and I agreed and I wanted to do something,” he tweeted. “I was approaching it the wrong way so I am at fault for that and I’m taking responsibility for some of the things I said, and I said things I shouldn’t have, so I apologize. 

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However, according to the comments section of his tweets, not many people were willing to buy his apology, some feeling that he was only saying this things in order to get back into the good graces of Twitch and his viewers. 

It’s not clear how long Twitch have suspended Viikzys, but it is a good sign that the platform is taking strong initiative against those who spread around aggressive and hateful comments at other users.

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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.