Dr DisRespect banned from Twitch for reasons unknown

This time it's a permanent ban for the streamer, reports say.

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Twitch streamer Herschel "Guy" Beahm IV, known as Dr DisRespect, has been banned from the game streaming platform, Twitch announced June 26. The ban is reportedly permanent, according to CNET sister site Gamespot, but the reason for the suspension isn't known.

"As is our process, we take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our community guidelines or terms of service," Twitch's official statement says. "These apply to all streamers regardless of status or prominence in the community."

Twitch declined to comment on the length of the ban. 

Dr DisRespect tweeted on June 27 that he didn't know the reason for the ban.

Beahm told PC Gamer on July 16 that he's considering independently streaming, or streaming on YouTube or Facebook.

"While it's unfortunate that I'm off Twitch, we're definitely working behind the scenes on what a Dr return might look like," he said in that interview, adding his ban came as "a total shock."

"The way I discovered it, too, I was on a buddy's stream, and some of the features started turning off while I was just in the chat and everything, and then all of a sudden social media was blowing up," he told PC Gamer. Beahm said he will not be returning to Twitch and is considering taking legal action against the platform.

Twitch had no further comment. Dr DisRespect couldn't be reached, and has turned off Twitter DMs. Nothing comes up when you search for his Twitch account.

A year ago, Dr DisRespect was banned from Twitch for two weeks for livestreaming from bathrooms at E3. While livestreaming to tens of thousands of viewers from the gaming convention, he entered numerous public bathrooms without consent of those inside, including one minor. The privacy breach got him kicked out of E3 and he was banned from Twitch for two weeks.

Last month, Twitch also said it would begin issuing permanent bans following a wave of accusations of sexual abuse against popular Twitch streamers over the weekend. Twitch removed the accounts of streamers including IamSp00nBlessRNG and DreadedCone.