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Twitch streamer breaks down after receiving life-changing donation

Published: 16/Dec/2019 2:14 Updated: 16/Dec/2019 2:41

by Andrew Amos

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Small-time streamer ‘jessamesa’ was shocked by a viewer’s incredibly generous donation to help her get back on her feet, reducing the Twitch user to tears.

Starting out as a streamer on platforms like Twitch can be tough. You have to put yourself out there and rely on the donations of generous viewers to get by on a daily basis.

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While most viewers express their gratitude with a small subscription or donation here or there, sometimes one person can completely change a streamer’s life. When jessamesa found herself strapped for cash, one person donated a completely life-changing amount of money to help get her back on her feet.

Twitch: jessamesaJessamesa couldn’t hold back the tears after the massive donation.

Jessamesa was running a donation stream on December 15 to pay for a fine, equalling around €800. After being live for 30 minutes, ‘victorinoxxch’ dropped by the broadcast to give her €1000 to “pay the damn thing and use 200 to party your freedom.”

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As the notification popped up on stream, jessamesa had to do a double take to believe what she was seeing. She went through a range of emotions, before bursting into tears over the generous contribution.

“What do you mean,” she asked. “Oh my god. What the hell, are you crazy or what? I don’t know what to do now. Thank you so much.”

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After hitting her target like that, Jessamesa went on to entertain her viewers, without the stresses of knowing where the next paycheck was coming from looming over her head.

“When life slaps you in the face with a €800 fine, slap it back with a €1000 donation,” she said on Twitter. “[Over the] past few days, this bad situation showed me that I’m not alone and I have a lot of good people that have my back IRL and on Twitch, and I’m forever grateful.”

Donations to these small streamers mean a lot to the person behind the camera, especially if they take Twitch up as their full-time job. Getting a crazy donation from nowhere is what these creators dream about, but very few ever get something so extraordinary out-of-the-blue.

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‘Yugwha0901’ started tearing up after receiving a $100 donation, which led to a spiral of other donations from viewers looking to make the streamer’s day — all while she performed her choreographed dances.

Another streamer, Alec Ludford, also recently received a life-changing donation from Imane ‘Pokimane’ Anys, with the OfflineTV member helping pay for his fiance’s cancer treatment. He broke down by his partner’s bedside in hospital when the notification rang through, thanking her for the thoughtful contribution.

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As for jessamesa, she will be able to pay off her debts and get by for quite some time off the back of the €1,000 donation, and hopefully get back to doing what she loves — streaming for her viewers. 

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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.