Dr Disrespect announces indefinite streaming break after Twitch ban allegations

Michael Gwilliam
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Dr Disrespect has announced that he’s taking a step back from streaming, despite maintaining his innocence in his first stream since a former Twitch employee made allegations about why he was permanently banned from the platform.

In 2020, Dr Disrespect was infamously permanently banned on Twitch in what has been the greatest streaming mystery of all time.

Despite taking Twitch to court over the ban, with neither party admitting to any wrongdoing, the reason why remained shrouded in mystery. In June 2024, when an ex-Twitch employee claimed the he had sent inappropriate DMs to a minor and planned to meet up with them at TwitchCon.

The rumor was backed up by another former employee who spoke to The Verge, saying that there was a “significant” amount of time between the messages being sent and action being taken by Twitch.

While Doc hit back at the allegations, claiming he “didn’t do anything wrong” or illegal and that his contract was still paid by Twitch, all eyes were on his June 24 Elden Ring stream where he returned to YouTube for the first time since the accusations.

“For those who are looking at me to expand on this weekend, not gonna. I already said what I needed to say. I don’t give a f**k about this guy. That’s it,” he slammed. “I do appreciate the donations. I do appreciate the messages. But I like to put it in fifth gear right off the rip.”

Dr Disrespect announces streaming break as game studio cuts ties

At the end of the broadcast on June 23, Dr Disrespect appeared to receive a message, changing his mood. He then revealed that he had been planning to take a break from streaming, explaining that he wanted to see how the stream went and felt “burnt out.”

“Maybe it’s time to start something new, something different,” he said.

“But I think, first and foremost though, I did have a bit of a planned vacation coming up, but I might extend that starting today. It is what it is. People get fatigued. To be honest, I don’t know how long my vacation is, but maybe I extend that. We’ll see.”

The streamer also hinted he would be “stepping away” from his game studio Midnight Society, but the company announced that it was terminating its relationship with the streamer.

“On Friday evening, we became aware of an allegation against one of our co-founders, Guy Beahm, aka ‘Dr Disrespect.’ We assumed his innocence and began speaking with parties involved. And in order to maintain our principles and standards as a studio and individuals, we needed to act,” they said.