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MontanaBlack, biggest German Twitch streamer, banned for a month over sexism
MontanaBlack, biggest German Twitch streamer, banned for a month over sexism
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Because of sexist content, streaming star Marcel Eris, known as MontanaBlack, has been blocked on the streaming platform Twitch. The 32-year-old from Buxtehude had shared various sexist content on his Twitch account while on vacation in Malta.

Among other things, Eris commented in one of his videos with crude comments on the body of a woman posing in the distance, of whom he took photos. He also filmed on the street and commented on the appearance of women with grunts.

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Streamer Dr Disrespect teases possible comeback on YouTube
Streamer Dr Disrespect teases possible comeback on YouTube
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After being banned from Twitch three weeks ago Guy Beahm, mostly known under his alias "Dr Disrespect", stated in an interview with PcGamer that Twitch has stopped contact with him and hasn't provided a reason for his permanent ban from the platform. He said that he is considering legal action against the streaming platform, but won't return in case his ban gets revoked in the future.

He also stated that wants to get back to streaming and while he considers other providers like YouTube and Facebook, he's also looking into streaming on his own website.

Shortly after the interview, he published a video on his Twitter account and added a link to his YouTube profile on his Twitter profile as the first actions on the platform since his ban.

The video plays a song with the lyrics:
"it's out of my hand
but I'm still in control
it's out of my hand
you can never take away
power of my soul"

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Dozen of women are coming forward with reports of sexual harassment and assault by major Twitch streamers
Dozen of women are coming forward with reports of sexual harassment and assault by major Twitch streamers
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According to a write-up of Rod Breslau (alias "Slasher"), an independent eSports and gaming journalist, multiple women of the streaming and gaming industry have come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct, harassment and assault against multiple YouTube and Twitch streamers and other personalities of the gaming and eSports industry.

Omeed Dariani, one of the accused, has stepped down as CEO of the OP Group following the allegations. Over 50 different people have been accused of varying forms of sexual harassment and misconduct, prompting Twitch to a public response. In a tweet, the platform stated that they are "actively looking into the accounts" and that they "will work with law enforcement where applicable".