YouTube demonetises Dr Disrespect’s channel

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YouTube has demonetised Guy ‘Dr Disrespect’ Beahm‘s channel, following allegations he was banned from Twitch for messages sent to a minor.

In a statement made to Kotaku, a YouTube spokesperson confirmed that Beahm was no longer able to make money from his YouTube videos and suspended his channel from the YouTube Partner Program.

“We have suspended monetization on DrDisrespect’s channel for violating our Creator Responsibility policy,” the spokesperson said, going on to confirm that YouTube had “suspended Dr Disrespect’s channel from the YouTube Partner Program following serious allegations against the creator”.


The spokesperson said the demonetisation also applied to any other YouTube channels Beahm may own, and any new channels he may create in the future.

Beahm was one of Twitch’s most popular streaming personalities prior to his unexpected ban and the termination of an exclusive deal with the platform, which was said to have been worth as much as $10 million a year, in June 2020.

Twitch has never publicly confirmed the reason for Beahm’s ban and, following the streamer’s threat to sue in 2021, the pair released statements that the matter had been resolved and that “no party admits to any wrongdoing”.

However, the situation took a turn last week when a former Twitch employee posted an accusation to X which, while not mentioning Beahm by name, was widely assumed to be targeted at the streamer.

“He got banned because [he] got caught sexting a minor in the then existing Twitch whispers product,” they wrote. “He was trying to meet up with her at TwitchCon. The powers that be could read in plain text. Case closed, gang.”


The Verge later corroborated the claims and named Beahm directly.

Following the accusations Midnight Society, the studio co-founded by Beahm, announced that it had cut ties with the streamer, saying: “While these facts are difficult to hear and even more difficult to accept, it is our duty to act with dignity on behalf of all individuals involved, especially the 55 developers and families we have employed along with our community of players.”

This was followed by news that accessories maker Turtle Beach had ended its partnership with Beahm, terminating a multi-year deal which would see the streamer continue to use various Turtle Beach products and “help design the next round of performance-driven gaming gear”.

Beahm released a lengthy statement on Tuesday in which he confirmed that he did send private messages to a minor on Twitch and that they “sometimes leaned too much in the direction of being inappropriate”, but claimed that there we no “real intentions behind these messages”.

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ReidsoPosted:

geez, how the mighty have fallen indeed

SleepPosted:

Crazy how this is just now getting released. Another good content creator destroyed. He did it to himself.

TreasonPosted:

Maaan how many more not this popular possibly have messages like this.. and a whole family

RuntsPosted:

Welp looks like ol doc is indeed done for smh

junoPosted:

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