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Developer Midnight Society has formally cut ties with co-founder Guy "Dr Disrespect" Beahm after allegations surfaced that the popular streamer's split from Twitch in 2020 involved "sexting a minor". As news of this broke, Beahm ended his livestream early by talking about wanting to "move away from the limelight" and potentially take an extended vacation.

As chronicled by IGN, things began to move quickly on Friday when former Twitch employees caused a stir on Twitter by alleging (without naming Beahm directly) that: "He got banned because [he] got caught sexting a minor in the then-existing Twitch whispers product." Journalists, industry insiders, and gadflies quickly put two and two together, although it's important to note that we still don't know the full details.

Midnight Society then announced the news on Twitter Monday, noting that it had "assumed [Beahm's] innocence and began speaking with parties involved". Abruptly, the post goes on to explain that: "In order to maintain our principles and standards as a studio and individuals, we needed to act. For this reason, we are terminating our relationship with Guy Beahm immediately."

Beahm himself responded to the allegations, claiming to be tied to legal obligations following his settlement with Twitch, writing: "Listen, I’m obviously tied to legal obligations from the settlement with Twitch, but I just need to say what I can say since this is the f*cking Internet. I didn’t do anything wrong. All this has been probed and settled. Nothing illegal was found, no wrongdoing was found, and I was paid."

Midnight Society was working on a shooter in collaboration with Beahm called DEADROP, which has been promised for PS5. The free-to-play vertical extraction shooter could come to Early Access on PC as soon as this year.

What do you make of this entire situation and the alleged allegations? What do you think of the timing of Dr Disrespect's holiday from streaming? Let us know in the comments section below.