Twitch appears to have banned SayNoToRage, a favorite Destiny streamer, after several ladies said that he harassed them or even touched them without consent.
Their stories played a large role in starting the recent wave of harassment and assault allegations from Twitch streamers along with other members of the gaming industry. Twitch said last week that it would take those allegations seriously and issue long term bans in some cases. SayNoToRage has refused the allegations.
The Twitch page for SayNoToRage disappeared Thursday night afternoon, suggesting he had been prohibited. A second streamer, Papa_Chau, who acquired allegations of emotional abuse produced against him more than a year back, appears to have been banned this afternoon, too.
Twitch declined to remark or confirm the bans. The spokesperson referred The Verge in order to a blog post issued last week, in which the business said it was reviewing allegations “as quickly as possible” and would “begin issuing permanent suspensions in line with our findings immediately.”
SayNoToRage at first issued a good apology, saying “the things that I did were unacceptable.” This morning, he followed up with an hourlong video claiming the accusations were “false, embellished, and some completely fabricated.” The Verge has reached out to SayNoToRage for remark.
This is the latest inside a series of high-profile bans — or even likely bans — from Twitch. The service appeared to suspend Dr Disrespect, one of its most widely used streamers, last week (though it has yet to confirm that ban), and on Mon, the service temporarily banned President Trump for comments made during a recent rally.
Several smaller streamers were prohibited last week following the allegations, Polygon reported.