On August 23, DrDisRespect revealed he had sued Twitch. He further commented on the lawsuit during a YouTube broadcast. Since then, several fans have been wondering why he was banned in the first place.
In June 2020, it was revealed that DrDisRespect had been banned by Twitch. The streamer had over four million followers on the streaming platform.
The news of him being removed from the site left many fans upset. Now, months after the action was taken, DrDisRespect is finally shedding some light on what’s been going on.
DrDisRespect’s says he is suing Twitch
The streamer opened up more about the lawsuit during a YouTube broadcast. DrDisRespected admitted he experienced a “roller coaster of emotions” after he found out about the ban.
He further added: “There’s a reason why I don’t talk about it, I can’t talk about this kind of stuff. A lot of people ask ‘Do you know the reason?’ Yeah, I do know the reason why now. I’ve known for months now.”
Following this, DrDisRespect confirmed he was suing the platform. He noted: “There’s a reason why, and I’ll just say this right now champs — there’s a reason why we’re suing the f**k out of em, ok?. I don’t know how else to put it, the amount of damages, and you just don’t… nah.”
What we know about the lawsuit
DrDisRespect decided to take legal action because of the “networking and marketing challenges” he faced ever since the ban was made permanent.
While the streamer did not shed more light on the details, several fans have been supporting his decision.
On Twitter, one user wrote: “If you’re a twitch streamer it’s time to move. @drdisrespect is going to be suing them for a lot of money they don’t have in profitability. The twitch dream is crashing. Not much left to say about the platform. They are losing full.”
Another added: “daaaaamn dr disrespect suing twitch DESERVED LMAOOOO.”
Why did the streamer get banned?
While an exact reason for his ban was never disclosed, in a statement to Dexerto, Twitch claimed that it was due to the “violation of community guidelines.”
The statement read: “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.”
At the time of writing, no further details regarding the ban have been released.