Until this day, the reason why YouTube star Dr Disrespect (real name: Herschel "Guy" Beahm IV) was banned in Twitch is still unclear, but we might soon find out as the streamer has apparently learned the reason, and he wants to sue Twitch over it.
Dr Disrespect was permanently banned on Twitch in June 2020, but no reason was given to neither the streamer nor the viewers. Twitch only said, "As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community."
"I can't talk about it, but a lot of people ask me, ‘Do you know the reason?' Yeah, I do know the reason why now. I've known for months now—the reason why. And I'll just say this right now, champs: there's a reason why we're suing the fuck out of them," Dr Disrespect explained with a laugh. "I don't know how else to put it. The amount of damages and—you just don't… Nah, nah."
Shortly after Dr Disrespect was banned, he returned to streaming to YouTube, and his channel now has over 3.46 million subscribers. However, during a recent stream, Dr Disrespect said that he's still making only a quarter of what he earned on Twitch. He also reveals that he is having trouble getting major sponsors, given that the he's famously banned for unknown reasons. He brings up some unproven conspirational ideas, such as being "blacklisted" and "shadowbanned", but did not elaborate with further explanations.
The exact reason why Dr Disrespect is suing Twitch is still unclear, but if Twitch can prove that he violated their terms of service, it's unlikely that the steramer will have anything to bring in front of a court. Beahm apparently knows the reason why he was banned, but is still seemingly reluctant to say it.