It seems to be an endless stream of drama in the live streaming industry this week. Misconduct Allegations, finger-pointing, he-said-she-said, and of course the blame game. Today the theme remains strong as a man named Erik Estavillo is found out to be suing Twitch for being exposed to “overly suggestive and sexual content from various female streamers”. A civil complaint that seeks $25 million in damages.
In documents obtained by Dexerto, Estavillo provided images of top female content creators and statements on how it was overly suggestive and sexual content. According to these documents Estavillo suffers from various medical issues including sex addiction, depression, agoraphobia, chron’s disease, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. He claims he is forced to rely on the internet for all his entertainment purposes.
“Twitch has extremely exacerbated his condition by displaying many sexually suggestive women streamers through Twitch’s twisted programming net code, making it nearly impossible for the plaintiff to use Twitch without being exposed to such sexual content,” the complaint says.
“In addition, Twitch also takes advantage of the plaintiff and many other sexually addicted viewers by allowing them to ‘Subscribe, Donate, or Pay Bits’ to these women streamers,” it continues. “Twitch uses this immediate gratification reward system against their sexually addicted viewers no different than how a Casino would.”
Estavillo follows 786 females content creators and 0 males on the Twitch live streaming platform. As reported by Dexerto content creators in the claim include:
- ST Peach
He is “requesting relief” which includes a payment of $25 million in punitive damages to be split between himself and Twitch Prime Turbo subscribers. Any remains funds would be donated to charities like Black Lives Matter and COVID-19 related organizations. He is also demanding a permanent banning of all content creators he included in his report. Unfortunately, this is not his first rodeo he has sued many major companies like Blizzard Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony.
Will the drama continue? Can we top any of the stories that have come out of the live streaming industry this week?