Twitch today forbidden and non-partnership Ali “Gross Gore” Larsen, a longtime streamer and the subject of controversy after old and new allegations of sexual assault surfaced last weekend.
ONAfter the 28-year-old there was legitimation Larsen, who was suspended from Twitch Numermany times over the years, posted a post on the RoastMe subreddit on Friday. This led users to discuss previous allegations against him that culminated in it long lists of Larsen’s indiscretions, including videos of Larsen himself talking about times when he asked a 15-year-old to show her breasts (he was 18 at the time) and slept with a 16-year-old when he was 20, as well as a video in which another streamer, Jenna, accused him of sexually assaulting her during TwitchCon. Threads also referred to a number of incidents in the UK Runic landscape Congress Runefest in 2018, Which Kotaku reported at the timeThese include a video of Larsen appearing to grab a woman’s face and attempt to kiss her, as well as several allegedly inappropriate comments made to women that culminated in an argument between Larsen and another streamer, Skiddler, by the hotel staff and the Hotel scattered was police.
When those allegations surfaced again, a woman named Eve came up on Saturday with her own story and said Larsen cared for her in 2008 when she was 13 and he was 16. and watch it on his personal YT channel, ”she said wrote in a Twitlonger
On a Discord call, Jenna said Kotaku that Larsen was like a “big brother” to her for a long time, but he got drunk during a party at TwitchCon 2019 and refused to touch her arms, legs and thighs while the two were on a couch. Finally he asked her to take her face. “It was super scary,” said Jenna KotakuShe noted that she had previously witnessed and spoken to Larsen about other incidents of sexual assault in events where she believed he was also drunk. “Then he started begging to grab me. And I said, ‘No, you are my brother. Stop doing that. ‘”She says she left the party not long after that.
In response to the allegations, Larsen posted a YouTube video on Saturday claiming some allegations, such as the video of Jenna accusing him of sexual assault, were false or out of context, and that he had already apologized for others and turned a new page. “There are some disgusting things from my past and I can promise you that I am not who I am today,” he said. “I look back, I am frightened, I am ashamed and I regret so much.”
Now, a few days later, Twitch has banned him and stripped him of his partnership status, which means he probably won’t be coming back this time. In a statement too KotakuTwitch cited its rules against inappropriate behavior outside the platform.
The spokesman specifically mentioned a rule that says, “We can take action against anyone for hateful behavior or harassment that occurs outside of the Twitch Services and is directed at Twitch users.”
Kotaku reached out his hand to Larsen, who pointed it out a video he posted on Twitter shortly after it was banned. In the video, Larsen showed viewers the email he received from Twitch citing “adult sexual exploitation” as the reason for his ban.
“I don’t know what to believe anymore,” said Larsen in the video. “I don’t know what to say anymore. I’m so used to being thrown around and bullied and picked up in this community. You’re bringing things to the market from 2016. “
He speculated that Twitch banned him over a “revenge porn” incident in which he allegedly sent nudes to the mom of a then-teenage streamer, but said he only showed her mom her Instagram account and that she was too was 18 years old at this point in time. “This is a mistake by Twitch,” he concluded, adding that it will start streaming on YouTube tomorrow.
Despite a laundry list of suspected violations, Twitch took time to ban Larsen. He had already been suspended several times in 2018, including in 2016 after molesting a Riot employee. in the a video that Larsen published after Runefest 2018he said Twitch would have banned him permanently if “someone on Twitch” hadn’t intervened on his behalf. Instead, the company suspended him for a month
Jenna hopes Larsen’s Twitch ban will do something good. “I feel really bad, but he’s doing it to himself,” she said. “Obviously what he does is terrible and unforgivable. He really needs help or he will keep hurting people. That’s all there is to it. Maybe Twitch will force him to forbid him from getting this help. “
In response to Larsen’s Twitch ban and everything else that happened, Eve said Kotaku that she is “happy and ready to move forward,” but that Larsen’s reaction to his prohibition left her indifferent.
“He never reached me and all I wanted was an endorsement and a private sincere apology,” Eve wrote in a DM. “He’s been doing the same thing for over 10 years. If he wanted to copy my story as a child, why didn’t that behavior stop growing up? I was honestly hopeful after he wrote my story that he would apologize and I was able to go ahead and tell him that I forgive him. But this video just showed me how sorry he wasn’t and deserved to be banned. I have no doubt that there would be more stories in the future in which Ali sexually assaulted or molested women if he were not banned. Without being held accountable, I don’t think he would see any reason to change. “