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Dr. Disrespect dropped from game development studio amid new allegations over Twitch ban

The Midnight Society is terminating its relationship with Guy Beahm immediately.

Streamer Guy “Dr. Disrespect” Beahm has been officially dropped from The Midnight Society, a game studio he helped co-found. The departure follows an investigation conducted by the studio into new allegations surrounding Beahm’s ban from Twitch in 2020.

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On June 21, a former Twitch employee took to Twitter to allege an unnamed person was banned over use of Twitch Whispers, a now-defunct messaging system on the live-streaming platform, to “meet up” with a minor at TwitchCon. No name was given, but many content creators and reporters took it as a tweet about Beahm.

Beahm was banned in 2020, in a move that was understood at the time to be permanent, though the reasons around it were never given in overtly explicit terms. After the post emerged and started to get shared around, Beahm posted a statement on his own page:

“Listen, I’m obviously tied to legal obligations from the settlement with Twitch but I just need to say what I can say since this is the fucking internet.

I didn’t do anything wrong, all this has been probed and settled, nothing illegal, no wrongdoing was found, and I was paid.

Elden Ring Monday.”

Guy “Dr. Disrespect” Beahm, Twitter

The Midnight Society drops Dr. Disrespect

This brings us to today, when Beahm’s studio, The Midnight Society, announced it would be parting ways with its co-founder. In a statement, the studio says it was made aware of “an allegation” against Beahm. It “assumed his innocence and began speaking with parties involved,” and then announced that in order to maintain its principles and standards as a studio and individuals, it needed to act.

“For this reason, we are terminating our relationship with Guy Beahm immediately,” wrote the Midnight Society.

Beahm has yet to make a follow-up statement. During a live stream today, Beahm said he felt “burnt out” and expressed a desire to “start something new, something different.” The streamer implies he’ll be taking a step back from broadcasting, and doesn’t give an indication on when he might return.

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