After weeks of silence, Dr Disrespect has given an interview in which he claims he still doesn’t know why he was banned.
Whatever is going on with Herschel ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm IV it is taking a very long time to get to the truth and even after giving his first interviews, after he was banned, we’ve still learnt very little – except that Dr Disrespect is never going back to Twitch.
Speaking to PC Gamer in a recent internet, Beahm claims that Twitch has still not told him why he was banned, but he ruled out that it was anything to do with discussing coronavirus conspiracy theories and referred to suggestions that it may be due to criminal wrongdoing as ‘crazy speculation’. During the interview he is quick to confirm that; ‘I will not be returning to Twitch’. However, he does intend to continue his streaming career elsewhere.
‘Let’s just say all the cards are on the table,’ said Beahm. ‘I’m more focused on just making sure whatever we do next, whether it’s a platform move or not, that it’s the right decision for the community and Champions Club that follows me.’ Beahm ruled out signing any kind of new exclusivity deal, as he had just done for Twitch, and hinted that rather than streaming from a Twitch competitor such as YouTube or Facebook Gaming.
It’s not hard to ignore, that none of this really explains anything and it’s not even clear whether Beahm himself knows, or can guess at, why he was banned, it was thought that his last stream could have something to do with it, as it was claimed that his peculiar behavior in the final moments of his last Twitch stream – was actually unrelated. Nevertheless, Beahm claims that he is, ‘considering taking legal action’ against Twitch, although he doesn’t indicate exactly what he would be accusing them of.
Beahm also says that he has not spoken to industry insider Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau, who claims to know why the ban took place but cannot say publicly for fear of a lawsuit. ‘I’m not interested in engaging in any of that stuff or that crazy speculation’, Beahm told PC Gamer. ‘I’ll say it again: I have a great community of loyal fans and I’m totally focused on just getting back to the Champions Club and delivering great, entertaining content.’