As if Twitch still hasn’t had enough news, the platform keeps popping up with new headlines, after yesterday successful campaign by leading broadcasters to ban gambling from a live streaming service. However, instead of money, we are dealing with sexual assault and harassment, as figures like Maya and Mizkif have been accused of encouraging the covering up of victims’ traumatic experiences. abuse. Now, Mizkif is facing the consequences.
Content warning: Description of sexual assault
AdrianahLee is a Just Chatting streamer who plays occasionally Minecraft and Valuable substance. A cool content creator, AdrianahLee appeared in June 2021 with a post on TwitLonger details the troubling experience she said she had with the game broadcaster CrazySlick, during a 2020 birthday party. While allegedly being drunk, AdrianahLee recounted an incident in There CrazySlick tracked her down, trying — and allegedly kissing her, and touching her “neck and chest” multiple times to check her pulse after she passed out in one of the rooms.
Although AdrianahLee made it clear in the first post – that she said she said it was somewhat coerced – that CrazySlick did not “rape or assault” her, she notes that his actions also “makes me feel uncomfortable”. CrazySlick made a post on TwitLonger on his own shortly afterwards, apologizing for “making her uncomfortable” and getting drunk, but nothing happened. Recently, the allegations resurfaced.
Now, AdrianahLee has taken to Twitch and Twitter to explain the situation, saying that the original TwitLonger post was “The diluted version of the story has been edited” by streamer Just Chatting and wildlife conservationist Maya and others. In a two-hour live streamAdrianahLee said Maya and Mizkif pressured her to say something as soon as possible so they wouldn’t have to kick CrazySlick out of the house. (CrazySlick is Mizkif’s best friend and lives with Maya and Mizkif; the latter duo is said to be dating around the time AdrianahLee’s allegations first came to light.) said Maya and Mizkif had been dating. help ease the accusations by painting her CrazySlick in a more favorable light.
Yesterday, when big-name streamers like Asmongold and Pokimane released statements about Twitch’s rampant gambling problems, gambling broadcaster Trainwreck clapping back at Mizkif, say “Mizkif doesn’t attack women, he orchestrates a cover-up for his friends” to “cover up all those sexual assaults” against CrazySlick. At the same time, old videos and screenshots of Mizkif were discovered, in which he undermining AdrianahLee’s experience—Call it “not really a big deal” —and used some profanity in conversation with a friend against Blacks and LGBTQ+ people.
Furthermore, some have alleged that CrazySlick has a history of similar incidents with other women. AdrianahLee is maintaining an ongoing Twitter thread to platform women, both named and anonymous, ready to provide information on how CrazySlick has attacked or harassed them.
Maya broke her silence about the situation. In a recent Twitch streamMaya said that during a conversation with AdrianahLee about her encounter with CrazySlick, AdrianahLee told Maya that he did not rape or sexually assault her. Since Maya “didn’t think it was a rape or sexual assault” when it happened, Maya asked AdrianahLee to include that detail in the TwitLonger post.
However, for now, Maya says she realizes the unequal “motivation” between herself and AdrianahLee, as Maya is a much bigger streamer. So Maya apologized to AdrianahLee, noting that she “felt bad” and “didn’t try to force [AdrianahLee] saying something” would lessen her traumatic experience.
CrazySlick also has response to allegations of assault, said in several now-deleted tweets that he had “never sexually assaulted anyone and never will” while insisting he checked AdrianahLee’s pulse through “just his neck and wrists.” ” hers. CrazySlick’s Twitch is still active, but he has deactivated his Twitter.
AdrianahLee is still grappling with the aftermath of the situation, expressing that the whole incident has felt like a big one for her and her friends.
“It was an attack,” AdrianahLee said in a September 19 stream. “Well, I guess, I don’t know… What is an attack defined as? [as]? [CrazySlick] don’t rape me. He didn’t stick his finger in me or anything, but he did touch my chest area many times when asked to stop several times. Whether it’s harassment or assault, that’s up to you. I guess it depends on me. That’s something that makes me uncomfortable. It was something damn. It’s something that shouldn’t happen to any woman.”
After these details resurfaced, Mizkif was suspended from One True King (OTK), content creation and lifestyle work. organization he co-founded with other streamers like Asmongold in October 2020. In a statement on its official Twitter, OTK said it was in the process of “contacting a third-party legal entity.” to investigate Mizkif’s behavior and language.
“Mizkif has been placed on leave and will leave his organizational duties pending the outcome of the investigation,” the organization said. “OTK strongly condemns sexual harassment, assault and bigotry in all its forms.”
Mizkif also released a statement on the matter. In a post on TwitLongerhe said CrazySlick “has been notified as vacant [the] home as soon as possible, and apologizes to “all those affected by this situation.” In a follow-up tweet, Mizkif clarified that CrazySlick had, in fact, sexually assaulted AdrianahLee.
Kotaku Have reached out to AdrianahLee, CrazySlick, Maya and Mizkif for comment.
Correction, 9/21/22, 10:55 a.m. ET: The story has been updated to correct the description of the nature of OTK as an organization.