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The gaming streamer Herschel “Guy” Beahm, known online as Dr Disrespect, has had his role at his gaming company “immediately terminated” after it said it “became aware of an allegation” against him.

The decision by Midnight Society – which Beahm co-founded – comes four years after he was abruptly kicked off streaming platform Twitch, where he had a huge following.

The reason for his removal then was never made clear – with the Amazon-owned platform only saying it acted whenever users broke the rules.

Beahm has denied any wrongdoing, and had previously posted: “I didn’t do anything wrong, all this has been probed and settled, nothing illegal, no wrongdoing was found”.

In 2020, Twitch told the BBC: “We take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our Community Guidelines or Terms of Service”.

He has been streaming on YouTube since his Twitch ban, and has over 4.7 million subscribers.

On Monday, Midnight Society posted on X (formerly Twitter): “On Friday evening we became aware of an allegation against one of our co-founder’s [sic] Guy Beahm aka Dr Disrespect.”

It added: “We assumed his innocence and began speaking with parties involved. And in order to maintain our principles and standards as a studio and individuals, we needed to act.”

The studio did not go into any more detail about what the allegation was.

Tech news outlet The Verge has reported that two former Twitch employees alleged inappropriate conduct from Mr Beahm.

Beahm strongly denied the allegations on X.

He wrote: “I didn’t do anything wrong, all this has been probed and settled, nothing illegal, no wrongdoing was found, and I was paid.”

In another post, he wrote: “No wrongdoing was acknowledged and they [Twitch] paid out the whole contract”.

BBC News has contacted Midnight Society, Twitch, YouTube and two companies related to Guy Beahm, for comment.

None have replied at the time of writing.

The Dr Disrespect character has been popular with fans for his frenetic style of play and aggressive – at times rude – commentary.

He is cutting and boastful toward rivals and also prone to a snipe at his fans too, who enjoy the chance to get roasted by him live.

In a livestream on Monday just before the announcement from Midnight Society, Mr Beahm suggested that he would take an extended break.

He spoke of being fatigued and “burnt out”, and pondered if he should “step away” from his business ventures.

He did not directly address the allegations, but said it may be time to try something new.

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