Twitch reportedly bans streamer after he said an influencer couldn't 'stop' him from reproducing with her if they were the last people on Earth

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Twitch reportedly banned a popular YouTuber days after clips circulated showing him telling an influencer that she couldn't "stop" him from reproducing with her if they were the last people on Earth.Jakub Porzycki/NurPhoto via Getty Images
  • iShowSpeed tweeted that Twitch banned him indefinitely for "sexual coercion or intimidation."

  • The YouTuber has over 3 million subscribers and 172 million views.

  • Purported clips, posted to Twitter on Saturday, showed him allegedly harassing an influencer.

A popular YouTuber said Twitch banned him for "sexual coercion or intimidation" days after viral videos showed him telling an Instagram model that she couldn't "stop" him from reproducing with her if they were the last people on Earth.

The creator known as iShowSpeed, whose real name is believed to be Darren Watkins, according to the community database Wikitubia, is known for making music videos, playing "Fortnite," and live streaming the basketball video game "NBA 2K21" on YouTube, where he has over 3 million subscribers and 172 million views.

On Tuesday, the creator tweeted a screenshot of a purported email from Twitch that said he was banned for an "indefinite" length due to "sexual coercion or intimidation."

He wrote "bye" in the caption of the tweet, which has over 6,000 likes and 1,000 retweets.

Days before he tweeted that Twitch banned him, a purported screen-recorded Twitch clip circulated on Twitter showing him yelling expletives at Ash Kash, an Instagram influencer and OnlyFans model. The incident occurred on a recent segment of Adin Ross' "e-date" Twitch stream show, according to Dexerto.

The streamer asked Kash if she would "reproduce" with him if they were the last two people on Earth, and she said no, according to Dexerto and a purported screen-recording of the stream posted to Twitter Saturday.

"If we're the last two people on Earth, who's gonna stop me? You're not stopping me," he replied, according to the purported screen-recording on Twitter, which has over 1 million views and almost 20,000 likes.

In another purported screen-recording posted to Twitter on Saturday, the streamer called Kash a "fucking bitch."

Twitch prohibits sexual harassment, including "unwelcome sexual advances and solicitations, sexual objectification, or degrading attacks relating to a person's perceived sexual practices," according to the platform's Hateful Conduct and Harassment policy.

The Twitch account "IShowSpeed," which was unavailable to view as of Wednesday, peaked at 159,000 followers on the platform in July, according to the data analytics website SocialBlade.

The creator has had a meteoric rise on YouTube this year. He started 2021 with around 12,000 subscribers, according to SocialBlade, and hit 1 million by the end of June. His most recent upload was a live stream on Tuesday showing him hitting 3 million subscribers on the platform.

Twitch, iShowSpeed, and Kash did not respond to requests for comment.

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