Fortnite streamer who attacked pregnant partner escapes jail sentence - Dexerto

Fortnite streamer who attacked pregnant partner escapes jail sentence

Published: 13/Nov/2019 5:46 Updated: 13/Nov/2019 5:55

by Isaac McIntyre


Fortnite streamer Luke ‘MrDeadMoth’ Munday, who assaulted his pregnant partner while streaming the battle royale game on Twitch has escaped a jail sentence, after claiming his actions were made in “excessive self-defense.”

The 27-year-old pleaded guilty to physically assaulting his former partner just out of frame during one of his broadcasts in December 2018.

Munday’s partner, who was heavily pregnant with their third child, repeatedly asked him to stop his broadcast and come to dinner, distracting him from the game.

He then left his desk, and moved out of camera-shot, where she and at least one child could be heard yelling and screaming while he spoke.

He returned to his desk momentarily, before standing up a second time and attacking his partner, again out of frame. She threw objects at him, before Munday struck her across the left side of her face, and then pushed her to the ground.

Dean Lewins for APPMunday was sentenced to a 14-month community corrections order.

Munday, who his lawyer Steven Mercael argued was a “loving, caring person with no history of domestic violence,” was sentenced to a 14-month community corrections order at Picton Local Court on Wednesday morning, as reported by the ABC.

Mr. Mercael argued that the former Telstra employee, who lost his job and is reportedly unemployed “because of media coverage,” was acting in “excessive self-defense,” and said Munday had been subject to domestic violence himself.

The Sydney local’s lawyer added that this ongoing abuse from partner Grace Campbell caused the streamer to “snap.”

TwitchMunday was streaming on Twitch when the assault occurred just off-screen.

Magistrate Mark Douglass recorded the conviction, added a good behavior condition as part of the sentencing, and revealed that he would have sent Munday to jail for an extended period of time “if not for submissions made on his behalf.”

He also directed his closing statement towards Munday, and reminded him that he had assaulted his pregnant partner in clear view of his two children.

“There’s no need to do great research to find that children who witness domestic violence struggle,” he added when handing down the sentencing. “It has a real impact on them. The response was not appropriate, unlawful, and violent.”

Following the sentencing, Mr. Mercael added that Munday was “remorseful” for his actions, and told the court that the Fortnite streamer had been paying for accommodation for his ex-partner and children.

“He’s disgusted with his behavior, he’s ashamed,” his lawyer said. “It is irresponsible behavior. He takes complete responsibility for what occurred. He sobbed, and wept when he saw messages of abuse from the public.”

AAPMunday allegedly ‘sobbed and wept” from the public abuse after he assaulted his partner.

Following Munday’s allegations that he too had been assaulted, which sparked his violent on-stream outburst, NSW Police investigated his partner, Ms. Campbell. She has now also been charged with common assault.

“The woman allegedly assaulted the man, and he sustained minor injuries,” according to a statement by NSW Police last week. It is alleged the main assault from Ms. Campbell came when she threw a kettle at Munday.

Ms. Campbell was charged with two counts of common assault, domestic violence assault occasioning actual bodily harm, and contravening a domestic AVO. She was granted bail, and must regularly report to Campbelltown police station.

The New DailyMunday and lawyer Steven Mercael arrive at Picton Local Court.

Mr. Munday has been permanently banned from streaming on Twitch since December 2018, and is unlikely to have his restrictions lifted by the broadcasting platform following his sentencing.

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How to watch Fortnite’s Galactus event: Start time, leaks, location, more

Published: 25/Nov/2020 10:40 Updated: 26/Nov/2020 2:34

by Brad Norton


Fortnite’s hotly-anticipated Galactus event, coming soon as the Season 4 finale, is the talk of the town; from when the Marvel character will make his mark, to how you can watch it in-game, here’s everything you need to know.

A bright object in the sky has begun hurtling towards the Fortnite map, and thanks to datamining and logic, it seems only reasonable to suggest that Galactus is on his way to cause destruction.

Similar to the devastation caused by the Season 1 meteor, you would have to think that his intentions are not good. It seems we’re gearing up for a massive battle featuring every Marvel character currently in the game.

The original Fortnite meteor was first spotted a month and a half before it landed – destroying Dusty Depot – and the same type of impact appears to be on the horizon.

Fortnite Galactus event start date and time

Such is the hype surrounding the appearance of Galactus that he’s taken an incredibly long time to appear. However, his arrival is finally set in stone.

The Nexus War finale event is a one-time spectacle set to kick off on Tuesday, December 1 at 4 PM ET | 1 PM PT | 9 PM GMT.

Some leaks of the upcoming event have made their way to the internet which depicts Thor, She-Hulk, Wolverine, and Iron Man offering themselves as soldiers to fight Galactus.

Fortnite Galactus event
Epic Games
Fighting Galactus to end the Nexus War will be a one-time event. No replays for this historic battle.

Galactus Fortnite event leaks

The event itself could see the superheroes taking on Galactus in the form of a raid. Or you could possibly have Galactus taking on the whole lobby, or a Thanos-inspired mode akin to Chapter 1.

Galactus is officially listed as being 28ft tall and that in itself could offer some interesting gameplay options. Given that this will close out a season-long Nexus War, there’s a good chance you’ll have a ton of manual input here. So expect to help the heroes in their fight.

First look at Galactus

With the use of one of the game’s sniper rifles, it’s possible for players to look through the scope, at the object in the sky, and spy him. He’s obviously been getting closer and closer over the season, but thanks to new leaks, we’ve got a better look at the figure than ever before.

It turns out there’s actually a standard sized Galactus skin in the game’s files. Perhaps we’ll be able to run around as the Devourer of Worlds after the event. Only time will tell.

Here are some datamined images of Galactus’ model, too.

The main rumor concerning Phase 4 of the MCU is that Galactus will indeed be the archetypal villain of the main films. The Devourer of Worlds quite literally does what he says on the tin, and his power is unmatched.

The Fortnite tie-in will be a great way to introduce casual fans to the presence of one of the universe’s most powerful, cosmic entities.

We’ve also got a look at where Galactus is. It seems he’s positioned right about the ruins POI in-game from this screenshot from Fortnite leaker, Fevers.

Rising Out of the Water

ShiinaBR also tweeted on November 22, 2020 that Galactus has slowly begun to rise out of the water. We’ll make sure to update this article when we have a better look at this.

Lazing Device

On November 4, Fortnite data miner Mang0e tweeted about a mysterious new weapon in the works. Hardly anything is known about what this ‘Lazing Device’ is. However, Mang0e believes it could perhaps be a prototype for the upcoming Cosmos rifle.

Its base stats are that of the Bolt Sniper Rifle, which is the same as the Cosmos ones, too. Mang0e goes on to say in their Twitter thread that this is all speculation, however, but rebuffs his claims by saying that they were right about the Slurp Bazooka in the past.

For more, detailed information regarding the Lazing Device, check out our dedicated article.