Dr Disrespect confirms he’s ‘suing the f**k’ out of Twitch

Dr DisRespect attends The 2019 ESPYs at Microsoft Theater on July 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images)
Dr DisRespect attends The 2019 ESPYs at Microsoft Theater on July 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images) /

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a year since prominent Twitch stream Dr Disrespect was banned from the platform. Last Summer, in June of 2020, Dr Disrespect, whose real name is Guy Beahm, was reportedly permanently banned from Twitch.

At the time, no one really knew what was going on or why he was banned. There was the 2019 E3 bathroom incident although that isn’t thought to be the cause of his permanent ban as he was previously punished for that.

Several weeks after his ban, Beahm took to social media to address the situation, explaining to his followers that Twitch had not notified him on the specific reason for his ban. In a more in-depth interview, he mentioned taking possible legal action against Twitch.

In August, Dr Disrespect returned to streaming with YouTube as his new platform. Although he has since found success on YouTube with nearly 3.5 million subscribers, it seems Beahm is still frustrated with the entire Twitch situation — so much so that he’s actually suing the company.

In a recent livestream, Beahm actually revealed that he now knows the reason for why he was banned. And he confirmed he’s suing “the f–k” out of Twitch.

"“I can’t talk about it, but a lot of people ask me, ‘Do you know the reason?’ Yeah, I do know the reason why now. I’ve known for months now—the reason why. And I’ll just say this right now, champs: there’s a reason why we’re suing the fuck out of them. I don’t know how else to put it. The amount of damages and—you just don’t… Nah, nah.”"

At the time of his ban, Dr Disrespect had more than 23,000 subscribers on Twitch. He averaged the same number of viewers on his videos as well, which undoubtedly led to more donations during his broadcast. Suffice to say, the ban on his account — despite his move to YouTube — has likely impacted him financially.

He admitted as much on YouTube, even adding that the ban has affected him and his team from a networking standpoint. He continued:

"“From all the relationships we built over the past five years in terms of Activision and EA, all the big sponsors and partnerships, they have to question, ‘why did you get banned?'”"

Beahm believes he’s currently getting blacklisted and shadowbanned within the industry and acknolwedged that the whole situation has been “extremely disheartening” and “a rollercoaster of emotions.”

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Without knowing the exact details or reasoning behind the ban, it’s hard to really take sides right now. Twitch’s policy is not to comment on specific bans, but previously noted that they take action when they have evidence that a streamer is in violation of the Community Guidelines or Terms of Service.

Dr Disrespect has always had an edge to him but nothing aside from the E3 bathroom incident particularly stands out as a reason for his permanent ban. It all just seemed to happen so suddenly and abruptly.

Beahm didn’t offer any further details as to the reasoning for his ban, and likely won’t due to the legal implications regarding the lawsuit. It’s possible that the information could eventually become public should this go to court.