Australian police have arrested Twitch streamer MrDeadMoth for allegedly abusing his girlfriend during a Fortnite livestream Sunday night. Video clips of the incident, which have gained traction on Reddit and other social media sites, depict MrDeadMoth arguing with his girlfriend, offscreen, who seems to be trying to convince him to stop playing Fortnite.
At one point, after catching a cardboard box presumably thrown at him, the streamer stands up and storms offscreen, after which there’s the sound of a slap followed by the woman’s cries. “You hear that all you people there,” she says, addressing the stream’s viewers, “he just hit me in the face.” As if that weren’t despicable enough, the couple’s children can also be heard in the background.
New South Wales police responded to the alleged assault following a witness report, according to an official press release from the Camden Police Area Command, which also states that they have arrested the 26-year-old streamer, who has been “charged with common assault.” The press release also states, “While the woman was not seriously injured she was distressed and shaken by the incident.” The streamer, whose Twitch channel has since been deactivated, has been “granted conditional bail to appear in Camden Local Court” on December 13th, 2018.