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Twitch streamer sends shop into lockdown after hilarious malfunction

Published: 21/Apr/2020 8:29

by Andrew Amos

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American Twitch streamer ‘JapandyJones’ has sent a store in Japan into lockdown after his streaming equipment malfunctioned, sounding an alarm across the neighbourhood that left the IRL streamer embarrassed.

Sometimes while streaming, things go wrong. When streamers are out roaming the real world, they can drop their camera and break it, or someone donates with a highly-inappropriate message that catches the attention of onlookers.

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However, very rarely do they have such consequences like JapandyJones’ malfunction on stream. After some of his equipment broke, the shop he was sitting at made no mistake and locked everything down, thinking the end of the world was upon them.

The streamer was just chatting back to his chat while outside a convenience store in Japan when his speaker suddenly malfunctioned. He tinkered with it for a couple of seconds, before putting it away.

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However, everyone in the surrounding area seemed to kick into gear, thinking something bad was happening. The shop went from open and bustling to complete lockdown, as people flocked from all around the place to bunker down.

The streamer looked around completely confused, with some people coming up to question what he was doing. “It’s not a bomb ⁠— it’s just Twitch, just streaming,” the streamer said, visibility embarrassed as the roller door slammed shut.

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The streamer quickly left after saying his apologies, dashing down the street to another convenience store with his tail between his legs. “This piece of sh*t speaker,” he said, now past embarrassment and just straight up annoyed at the situation he found himself in. “That was some crazy response time.”

After things chilled down and he shut off the stream, he spoke about it further, making the joke that the workers “thought Godzilla [was] coming.”

While the rest of his stream was relatively uneventful, the streamer was still pretty in shock about the entire ordeal.

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It was just poor timing, with the absolute worst-case scenario, that made for an absolutely hilarious moment in retrospect.

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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.