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IRL streamer harassed by off-camera man who ‘doesn’t want to be on camera’

Published: 13/Jul/2019 19:19 Updated: 13/Jul/2019 19:21

by Virginia Glaze

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Thanks to the advent of IRL streaming, internet personalities are free to broadcast their everyday lives for all to see – but sometimes, these broadcasts can capture some awkward moments, as evidenced by one streamer’s unfortunate day out on the town.

While some streamers are able to go about their business largely unbothered, this isn’t always the case, with some bystanders deciding to crash their proverbial Twitch party.

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Popular IRL streamer CJayRide is one such internet personality, who was eating a snack in relative peace before being confronted by a pushy stranger, who claimed that he didn’t want to be filmed.

CJayRide, TwitterIRL streamer CJayRide was in the middle of a broadcast when he was interrupted by confrontational strangers multiple times.
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“I… can’t be on film,” the bystander can be heard saying off-camera. “I don’t want to be broadcasted or anything like that. Is that possible?”

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“Just don’t walk in front of me or my camera, then,” CJayRide replied: but that response wasn’t good enough for the stranger, who seemed to take offense to his answer.

“So basically, you’re saying wherever you go, I have to watch out for you?”

CJayRide was quick to point out the irony of that statement, replying, “No, I’m saying that you making this a confrontation and coming over to me when you weren’t on camera, is putting yourself on camera now.”

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That wasn’t the only altercation CJayRide experienced during his stream, either: a woman took issue with him streaming inside of a restaurant later that day, asking him to delete the footage and even threatening to sue him.

“Are you recording?” she can be heard asking. “…that’s not okay. …you cannot record me. …you need to delete that, or I will sue you. Please respectfully delete this footage.”

To avoid further confrontation, CJayRide then took his drink out on the patio – but that wasn’t the end of the madness, either, as he was followed by yet another bystander who similarly asked him to delete his footage.

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This wouldn’t be the first time an IRL streamer has been harassed while going about their business, by far: Korean streamer Giannie Lee was harassed multiple times by racist bystanders during her trip to Berlin, Germany for TwitchCon Europe, with strangers pulling at their eyes and making a mockery of Asian languages on camera.

As Twitch continues to grow in popularity, more and more ridiculous moments continue to crop up during live streams, with CJayRide’s broadcasts being just the latest of such debacles.

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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.