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Dr Disrespect Fires Back At Disturbing Allegations

The following article includes allegations of inappropriate communications with a minor.

In Summer 2020, the Twitch community was suddenly and unexpectedly divided by the ban of Guy "Dr Disrespect" Beahm. The former Twitch star was left without a channel and was not allowed to discuss the reasons for his ban publicly. After months of hinting at some wrongdoing on Twitch's part, Beahm finally announced that the feud with Twitch was over, but never disclosed the reasons for the ban. Now, allegations posted by a former Twitch employee have a great number of people all but certain that Dr Disrespect was banned for a disturbing reason.


Late Friday evening, Cody Conners alleged on X (formerly Twitter) that Twitch banned the former partner as a result of inappropriate text communications with a person under the age of 18. According to Conners, Beahm and the unnamed fan chatted privately via Twitch's Whispers system. "He was trying to meet up with her at TwitchCon," explained Conners. "The powers that be could read in plain text." Though Conners did not mention Dr Disrespect by name, a number of commenters quickly inferred that Beahm was the streamer being discussed. In a post that quickly went viral, esports commentator Jake Lucky called out Dr Disrespect as the person being referred to in Conners' initial post, which drew Beahm's attention. In a reply that surprised and frustrated followers in equal measure, Dr Disrespect wrote, "I get it, it's a hot topic but this has been settled, no wrongdoing was acknowledged and they paid out the whole contract."


Though Dr Disrespect attempted to downplay the situation, a number of commenters took his specific wording as a de facto admission of guilt, arguing that he didn't actually deny the allegations in the comment. Others sided with Doc, with some encouraging the streamer to sue and others reiterating that Conners' original post never specifically mentions him. However, the ensuing firestorm on X seems to be turning the tide of public opinion against Dr Disrespect.

Industry insiders weigh in on Dr Disrespect allegations

A few notable gaming insiders have since weighed in on the story, attracting a great deal of attention from people who were on the fence. Aftermath's Nathan Grayson posted, "Without revealing anything else in order to protect sources, I can say that this is not the first time I have heard basically this explanation. Nor is it the second, or third." However, Grayson also noted that none of his sources had firsthand knowledge of these events, making a true confirmation difficult at this stage. Another notable post came from former Twitch Partnerships Manager Zachary Diaz, who simply wrote "so glad it's finally out there." Meanwhile, a post from Robert Bowling — the head of Dr Disrespect's Midnight Society studio — also began raising eyebrows online: "I'm now aware and I'm dealing with it." It's unclear if this means that Doc could be ousted from the studio, but it doesn't seem to bode well for the streamer/game designer.


It'll be a while before the dust settles from this explosive evening, and no doubt more sources will weigh in on the bombshell allegations. For now, as with all things related to Dr Disrespect's ban, there are more questions than answers. Still, it seems like the answers are finally on their way.