British and Northern Irish content creator Craig ‘Mini Ladd’ Thompson has been banned on Twitch.
It looks like the ban is permanent – StreamerBans reports that Mini Ladd is no longer partnered with Twitch and his channel page is no longer displaying as normal.
Twitch said its usual line when asked by journalist Rod ‘Slasher’ Breslau for comment: “We take appropriate action when we have evidence that a streamer has acted in violation of our community guidelines or terms of service.”
The news comes half a year after two young women – known as Ash and beauty reviewer Halley – accused Mini Ladd of grooming and sending inappropriate images. They were aged around 17 at the time of the alleged incidents and Mini Ladd was 21.
After these were published on Twitter, Mini Ladd published a response apologising for his ‘unacceptable’ actions and said he would seek therapy.
The accusations were part of a spate of similar exposes around harassment in esports and gaming from summer 2020.
Mini Ladd posted the following apology video just after Christmas 2020:
Mini Ladd said he tried to end his life at the beginning of 2017 and that was the kind of headspace he was in around the time of the incidents.
“The reality is I was being selfish, I wasn’t thinking about repercussions and I really want to apologise for that,” he said.
Drama Alert host Keemstar posted a tweet criticising YouTube for including Mini Ladd’s apology video in the trending section, and calling out Mini Ladd for not properly apologising in the video.
The news comes as another UK content creator, Tommey, was banned by Twitch today for 14 days.
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