Midnight Society Severs Ties with Dr Disrespect Following Twitch Ban Controversy

Dr Disrespect’s game development studio, Midnight Society, has officially ended its association with the internet celebrity amid recent allegations related to his permanent ban from Twitch.

On June 21, 2024, four years after Dr Disrespect’s enigmatic Twitch ban, a former employee from the streaming platform publicly alleged that the ban was due to inappropriate conduct involving a minor. Dr Disrespect, whose real name is Guy Beahm, quickly refuted the claims, stating that no misconduct was found and that Twitch had fulfilled his contractual payments.

In a swift response, Midnight Society announced on June 24 that it had decided to terminate its relationship with Beahm to uphold the studio’s integrity and ethical standards.

“On Friday evening, we became aware of an allegation against one of our co-founders, Guy Beahm, aka ‘Dr Disrespect.’ We initially assumed his innocence and began communicating with the involved parties. To maintain our principles and standards as a studio and individuals, we felt compelled to act,” the statement

“For this reason, we are terminating our relationship with Guy Beahm immediately. While these facts are difficult to hear and even more challenging to accept, we must act with dignity on behalf of all individuals involved, particularly the fifty-five developers and their families we employ, along with our player community.”

Midnight Society, established in December 2021, was co-founded by Beahm alongside industry veterans Robert Bowling and Quinn DelHoyo, known for their work on Call of Duty and Halo, respectively. The studio announced its debut game, Deadrop, shortly after its founding and has been actively developing it over the past two years.

Dr Disrespect has frequently addressed the allegations related to his Twitch ban since they surfaced. On his June 24 stream, he revealed plans to take an indefinite hiatus from streaming.

“But I think, first and foremost though, I did have a bit of a planned vacation coming up, but I might extend that starting today. It is what it is. People get fatigued. To be honest, I don’t know how long my vacation is, but maybe I extend that. We’ll see,” Beahm stated.

The controversy surrounding Dr Disrespect continues to unfold, and the gaming community remains divided on the issue. Midnight Society’s decision to cut ties with Beahm underscores the importance of maintaining ethical standards and the studio’s commitment to its employees and community during turbulent times.

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