Midnight Society cuts DrDisrespect after internal investigation

by | Jun 24, 2024 | Technology

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Midnight Society, the creator-led developer behind Web3 extraction shooter Deadrop, has cut ties with cofounder Guy “DrDisrespect” Beahm following an internal investigation into alleged misconduct.

On Friday evening we became aware of an allegation against one of our co-founder’s Guy Beahm aka Dr Disrespect.We assumed his innocence and began speaking with parties involved. And in order to maintain our principles and standards as a studio and individuals, we needed to act.…— Midnight Society (@12am) June 24, 2024

Over the weekend, a former Twitch employee allegedly revealed why DrDisrespect was mysteriously banned from Twitch in 2020. At the time, the Amazon-owned games streaming platform did not reveal the reason for the ban. According to Cody Conners, formerly an account director, strategic partnerships at Twitch, Beahm was banned for inappropriately messaging a minor. Additionally, the Verge subsequently corroborated these claims.

He got banned because got caught sexting a minor in the then existing Twitch whispers product. He was trying to meet up with her at TwitchCon. The powers that be could read in plain text. Case closed, gang.— Cody Conners (@evoli) June 22, 2024

After these initial allegations made waves, Midnight Society also conducted an internal investigation into its cofounder. Today, the studio distanced itself from DrDisrespect, terminating its relationship with its cofounder.

Prior to this weekend’s alleged reveal, DrDisrespect sued Twitch over his ban and reached an agreement with the platform in 2022. In this legal settlement, no party admitted wrongdoing, but Twitch paid out the remainder of Beahm’s exclusivity contract. On Friday June 22, Beahm maintained that he did “nothing illegal, [and] no wrongdoing was found.”

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The fate of Midnight Society, Deadrop and its 55 employees remains uncertain. Like all creator-led startups, the company’s reputation is tied to that of its creator cofounder. Midnight Society may recover its reputation by d …

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Midnight Society, the creator-led developer behind Web3 extraction shooter Deadrop, has cut ties with cofounder Guy “DrDisrespect” Beahm following an internal investigation into alleged misconduct.

On Friday evening we became aware of an allegation against one of our co-founder’s Guy Beahm aka Dr Disrespect.We assumed his innocence and began speaking with parties involved. And in order to maintain our principles and standards as a studio and individuals, we needed to act.…— Midnight Society (@12am) June 24, 2024

Over the weekend, a former Twitch employee allegedly revealed why DrDisrespect was mysteriously banned from Twitch in 2020. At the time, the Amazon-owned games streaming platform did not reveal the reason for the ban. According to Cody Conners, formerly an account director, strategic partnerships at Twitch, Beahm was banned for inappropriately messaging a minor. Additionally, the Verge subsequently corroborated these claims.

He got banned because got caught sexting a minor in the then existing Twitch whispers product. He was trying to meet up with her at TwitchCon. The powers that be could read in plain text. Case closed, gang.— Cody Conners (@evoli) June 22, 2024

After these initial allegations made waves, Midnight Society also conducted an internal investigation into its cofounder. Today, the studio distanced itself from DrDisrespect, terminating its relationship with its cofounder.

Prior to this weekend’s alleged reveal, DrDisrespect sued Twitch over his ban and reached an agreement with the platform in 2022. In this legal settlement, no party admitted wrongdoing, but Twitch paid out the remainder of Beahm’s exclusivity contract. On Friday June 22, Beahm maintained that he did “nothing illegal, [and] no wrongdoing was found.”

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