Here today, gone (again) tomorrow.
MrDeadMoth, aka Luke Munday, has been re-banned by Twitch after a brief reappearance at the end of 2018.
Munday was charged after the alleged assault of his wife after it was livestreamed live over Twitch in early December. Munday was subsequently banned from Twitch over his actions, but was permitted back on the service from 30 December 2018. Taking to Twitter ahead of his livestream, Munday told followers, “let’s be positive.”
— MrDeadMoth (@MrDeadMoth) December 30, 2018
Users apparently did not; according to Dexerto, “[u]sers in his chat who referenced the… incident were banned or timed out from chatting.”
The livestreamer’s reappearance and actions caused many to take to social media to complain, leading to a second ban by Twitch.
The man who beat his wife on stream (MrDeadMoth) is currently live streaming from your platform, how have you allowed this to happen bruh @Twitch
— FaZe Hazz (@Hazz) January 2, 2019
Hey @Twitch @Twitch_ANZ how is the absolute spineless worm MrDeadMoth able to stream on your platform again after bashing his wife/fiance on stream. Pretty disgusting that hes even allowed an account after that despicable act.
— Goreway (@GorewayPUBG) January 2, 2019
“Protecting the integrity of our community is incredibly important to us,” a Twitch representative advised in the wake of this second ban. “We want everyone on Twitch to have a safe and positive experience and work constantly toward that goal. Part of that work includes examining our policies and practices when we find they don’t properly address specific incidents to ensure we’re adapting as the Twitch community grows.”
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