Twitch bans Dr Disrespect over violation of community guidelines

“As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community.”

Beahm was banned from Twitch for two weeks in 2019 after he streamed from inside a public restroom at E3. Many Twitch streamers and viewers were disappointed by the short length of the ban, and were vocal about it, though he continued streaming.

Today’s Dr Disrespect ban comes at the height of a reckoning in the Twitch community. Streamers and fans have been speaking up about sexual harassment and abuse at the hands of Twitch Partners, and hosted a Twitch Blackout movement on Wednesday. The company vowed to investigate claims of abuse. 

“We’ve prioritized the most severe cases and will begin issuing permanent suspensions in line with our findings immediately,” Twitch said on Wednesday.

Twitch has since banned a handful of prominent streamers, including BlessRNG, Wolv21, WarwitchTV and IAmSp00n. Dr Disrespect is the largest name on Twitch’s ban list so far.