Twitch $25 Million Lawsuit Over ‘Suggestive’ Streamers UPDATE
Each week we bring you two moments, one of epic success, someone who absolutely nailed it! And another of an epic failure, someone who totally failed it. This week for the Failed It we look back a few weeks to a lawsuit launched against Twitch and their ‘suggestive streamers’. In this lawsuit, a man alleges that Twitch’s ‘suggestive content’ has irreparably damaged his life. He claims that all the ‘suggestive streamers’ like Pokimane, Allinity, and Amouranth were causing him health issues.
Back in June, a man by the name of Erik Estavillo filed a $25 Million lawsuit against Twitch. He claims that watching ‘suggestive streamers’ on Twitch were damaging his health because of is issues related to sex addiction. Due to his agoraphobia and the strict lockdown procedures from Covid-19, he could only get his entertainment from Twitch. In addition to the $25 Million he also had a list of high profile women who streamed on Twitch that he wanted permanently banned.
Twitch has finally responded to the law-suit with something called an anti-SLAPP motion. These motions are meant to protect businesses and individuals from baseless legal proceedings. They’re used to stop lawsuits that only meant to be long and costly and a waste of time for the defendant. Plaintiffs who are hoping that the defendants will cut a deal rather than actually go to court for a victory are usually hit with an anti-SLAPP when applicable. You can click here for our original story on the lawsuit.
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