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YouTuber Onision banned from Twitch following abuse allegations

Published: 16/Jan/2020 10:43

by Calum Patterson

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YouTuber and internet personality Gregory ‘Onision’ Jackson has had his Twitch account banned, following his ban from Patreon in late 2019.

The YouTuber, who previously had over 2 million subscribers on his channel until controversy struck in late 2019, sending his sub count to just over 1.5 million, has faced allegations of abuse and child grooming.

In November 2019, Jackson’s Patreon account was banned for doxing, after he posted the phone number of fellow YouTuber Billie Dawn Webb, who had accused Onision of manipulating her into a relationship.

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YouTube: Onision
Onision has been in a storm of controversy, leading up to his Twitch ban.

On January 15, Onision’s partnered Twitch channel was also banned, despite not having streamed for almost two weeks.

In fact, he had barely used or promoted his Twitch channel, only broadcasting sporadically, and most of the time to less than 20 concurrent viewers, according to statistics from SullyGnome.

He only had around 29,000 followers on the platform, despite his popularity on YouTube, and had streamed only League of Legends or in the ‘Just Chatting’ Section.

It’s unknown what rule Twitch terminated his account for, or if the ban is permanent. Jackson himself has not spoken out on the ban.

Who is Onision?

A YouTuber since 2006, Onision rose to popularity on the platform with various skits and satire, and also has a popular second channel, UhOhBro, where he uploads more personal videos.

His videos earned him the title of “most controversial YouTuber” way back in 2010, but things took a more sinister turn in recent years.

In 2019, a video surfaced of Jackson with an ex-girlfriend, Shiloh Hoganson, in which he is heard saying “You know this video is never going to be online, right? No one will ever know how much I abuse you.”

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YouTube: Onision
Onision was banned from Patreon for “doxxing”.

Throughout the latter half of 2019, several women accused Jackson and his spouse, Kai Averoe, of abuse and harassment. On October 30, 2019, Chris Hansen announced that he and the FBI were investigating allegations of child grooming against Onision, speaking with one of the alleged victims, Sarah.

When Hansen arrived at Onision’s door to speak with him in January, the YouTuber called 911 and reported Hansen as a “stalker”.

In an interview with Hansen, Hoganson claimed that she was treated as a “slave” by Jackson, and that the trauma had resulted in her having seizures.

There have also been calls for YouTube to take action and ban him from the website.

Twitch may have banned Onision for his actions on other platforms, as its community guidelines state: “We may take action against users for hateful conduct or harassment that occurs off Twitch services that is directed at Twitch users.”

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”