DrDisrespect Twitch Subscription refunds are reportedly on their way following his permanent ban yesterday. Details about the ban can be found here.
It’s some of the biggest news at the moment, so I’d be surprised if you missed it. If you did, then here it is… Dr. Disrespect has been permanently banned from Twitch.
DrDisrespect Twitch Subscription Refunds Confirmed Via Email
It’s been less than a day since the ban. While we don’t have answers about the actual reason why The Doc was banned, Twitch has offered some respite for his supporters. All subscriptions to his channel have been cancelled and will be refunded. Subscribers found out via a mass email notifying users that a refund will appear in a few days.
Alongside this, The Doc’s custom Twitch emotes will also be removed from the streaming platform. Discord has also ended its partnership with the streamer.
Regarding the ban, Twitch has only offered a vague statement that reinforces the platform’s Community Guidelines. They state that they will take appropriate action against those who act in violation of the guidelines. Sources have stated that The Doc’s permaban wasn’t a result of DMCA violations. This is essentially a copyright thing, and early theories on the reasoning behind the ban suggested it was due to this.
Despite the growing list of streamers being accused of sexual harassment, and Twitch’s notably tougher stance, The Doc is yet to appear on that list. He may have had his controversies, but it seems unlikely that a permanent ban would be issued so long after the event.
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