Dr Disrespect ‘gets Twitch and E3 ban for public bathroom stream’

Popular streamer reportedly punished for invasion of privacy

Streamer Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm has reportedly been suspended from Twitch and banned from E3 after filming in a public bathroom at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

According to Kotaku, the internet personality and former Sledgehammer Games developer was punished after streaming from inside a public restroom while E3 attendees, including one that appeared to be a child, used urinals in the background.

He reportedly entered the bathroom while filming on multiple occasions, in breach of Twitch’s community guidelines surrounding “sharing content that violates another’s reasonable expectation of privacy”, and in violation of California privacy law.

His Twitch account, which has over three million followers, subsequently disappeared and a representative for E3 organiser the Entertainment Software Association told Kotaku it had revoked Dr Disrespect’s show pass.

Leading video game streamers are reportedly being offered in excess of $50,000 (£39,400) an hour to promote games for major publishers.

For the launch of battle royale shooter Apex Legends in February, it has been claimed EA paid Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins $1 million to stream the game to over 13 million Twitch followers and tweet about it.