Dr DisRespect banned from Twitch and ejected from E3

Public bathroom stream in likely violation of TOS and local laws.

PUBG's Icon Michael Hassall · 12 Jun 2019


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Guy "Dr DisRespect" Beahm has received a suspension from Twitch after streaming directly from a men's bathroom, with his E3 badge also revoked.

The popular variety streamer was attending E3 and broadcasting using Twitch's IRL platform, a first for Beahm, who usually concentrates on streaming gameplay. Following the stream, Beahm's Dr DisRespect channel became unavailable and remains suspended.

The stream violated Twitch's terms of service, specifically the "unauthorized sharing of private information," under which the company includes "sharing content that violates another's reasonable expectation of privacy, for example streaming from a private space, without permission."

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Furthermore, Beahm's actions fall foul of California law. By some accounts, the streamer broke in excess of five laws, including one that specifically prohibits filming in a bathroom, and is classed as a misdemeanor.

Shortly after his ban, it was reported that Beahm's E3 pass had been revoked, which was later confirmed by the event's organizers, Electronic Software Association, in a statement made to VICE news.

Twitch's quick action to ban Beahm is on par to the company's recent reactions to other violations of their TOS, including the banning of League of Legends streamer Pink Ward. However, some speculate that Dr DisRespect's ban is unlikely to be upheld in full due to the streamer's popularity, and no length of suspension has currently been outlined.

Ultimately though, regardless of Twitch's reaction, Beahm's actions are a violation of the law. A ban from streaming is the least of his worries.

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