Update: Deadrop Studio Removes Co-Founder Dr. Disrespect After Accusations Emerge Over Streamer’s 2020 Twitch Ban


Additionally, Midnight Society studio head Robert Bowling posted the following message on his X account shortly after Beahm’s statement:

Original story from June 25, 2024, 7:36 a.m. EST:

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Deadrop Midnight Society has ended its relationship with co-founder and streamer Guy Beahm, aka Dr. Disrespect, after investigating allegations about Beahm that surfaced over the weekend in connection with his 2020 Twitch ban.

Although Conners didn’t mention Beahm by name, who was previously banned from E3 and suspended from Twitch after live-streaming from a public restroom in 2019, it was clear he was referring to the streamer. Beahm even he replied from his Dr. Disrespect account, saying he knew it was a “hot topic” but that “it was resolved, no wrongdoing was found and the full contract amount was paid.” Then he tweeted separately, “Look, obviously I’m bound by legal obligations under the Twitch settlement, but I just have to say what I can say because this is the fucking internet. I did nothing wrong, this was all investigated and resolved, nothing illegal, no wrongdoing was found, and I got paid.”

In 2020, when Beahm was abruptly banned on June 26, Twitch said little about the reasoning behind the decision. It did release the following statement: “It is our policy to take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has violated our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service. These apply to all streamers, regardless of status or prominence in the community.” The ban came shortly after Beahm signed (again) with Twitch for an eight-figure contract, according to a report The Washington Post.

After the ban, Beahm said: The Washington Post weeks later, he still didn’t know why Twitch “effectively voided his contract” with the ban. A year after the ban, Beahm sued Twitch, and about a year later — so about two years after the ban — he and Twitch settled. At the time, Beahm posted a photo on March 10, 2022, of himself signing a document that read, “I have resolved my legal dispute with Twitch. Neither party admits to any wrongdoing.”

During this sequence of events, Beahm also launched a up-to-date triple-A studio with veteran Call of Duty and Halo developers called Midnight Society. After Conners revealed the information about Beahm on Friday, Midnight Society apparently assumed his innocence but began talking to the parties involved. After that, they decided to end their relationship with Beahm. Here’s the studio’s full statement statement about:

“On Friday evening, we learned of the accusation against one of our co-founders, Guy Beahm, aka Dr Disrespect. We assumed he was innocent and began talking to the parties involved. And in order to uphold our principles and standards as a studio and as individuals, we had to act.

“For this reason, we are immediately terminating our relationship with Guy Beahm.

“While these facts are difficult to hear and even harder to accept, it is our responsibility to act with dignity on behalf of all those involved, especially the fifty-five developers and the families we employed, as well as our gaming community.”

While Midnight Society is tight-lipped about the details, they did look into the situation following Conners’ revelation, spoke with all parties involved, and made the decision (after previously assuming Beahm’s innocence) to end their partnership with the streaming company.

While Beahm didn’t acknowledge the Midnight Society situation, people who watched Dr. Disrespect’s broadcast when the studio released its statement think they’re seeing a moment where he’s watching a live newscast. Here’s a clip from My city reporter Ethan All:

Given that Beahm’s Twitch ban was settled in court with the Amazon-owned streaming service, there’s a good chance we won’t learn much more about the situation, as there are likely legal obligations preventing either party from revealing further details.

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