Fortnite streamer arrested after alleged domestic abuse is caught on camera

    
55

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.

Ug.

newest oldest most liked
Subscribe to:
Vaeris
Reader
Vaeris

This guy has issues. He needs counseling, she most likely needs to leave him. When the game is more important than sitting down for dinner with your family…to the point you’re hitting your spouse over it, you need to take some serious time off from the game.

April-Rain
Reader
Kickstarter Donor
April-Rain

Scumbag, having just watched the video’s this child needs to grow up and fast!

Not just abusing his partner but calling his kid a c**t, seriously he deserve’s everything he gets.

Reader
Tezencatli

The sad thing is this could have all been avoided if he just stopped the stream and talked it out with her.

Reader
G0dl355

((Deleted by mod. Don’t do that again.))

Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
Armsbend

These types are arguments are so stupid to me.

Here is a fact. A normal woman can hit a man all day long. As a man, if I ball up my fist and hit a woman like I’d hit another man in the face – she is going to crumple to the ground and be seriously messed up. I am not amazingly strong nor an good street fighter – although I’ve been in a few. Men are physically stronger and more capable of violence – through 1000s of years of conditioning – than a woman will ever be in this near term.

This isn’t me being sexist – it is just goddamned science, history and factual information.

That is why as a man, you always HAVE to walk away. If you let your emotions get the best of you – someone can get seriously hurt.

Reader
traja

Just to be clear; I think this whole thing is stupid. Just don’t throw things at family members and don’t slap them… The science is in and violence is extremely harmful no matter who does it or what happened before it.

Now I am not entirely in agreement with the conclusion that a man should by default be judged more severely just because he is a man. It’s not the physical capacity for violence that should matter but the reality of the violence that was committed.

Mordyjuice
Reader
Mordyjuice

Not my wife, we weigh the same, we both work in healthcare so we have the same activity level, we have the same physique; if we ever went at it that brawl would be a toss up.

Mewmew
Reader
Mewmew

I don’t totally agree with you there. Women can sometimes be the aggressor and be the one beating on a man. We shouldn’t get a pass to do whatever we want because we’re female.

That said, you don’t hit a pregnant woman for any reason. The pregnancy is what puts the whole thing in a different category.

Being that he has two kids with her already, you’d think he’d know what her emotions go through being pregnant.

Not only that but she probably is home all day taking care of the kids, getting his food, taking care of the house, and then he throws it in her face and belittles her that she doesn’t pay the rent when she’s already upset and over emotional.

The hormone changes and emotions of pregnancy can be way out of whack. It’s super dangerous for the baby for anything to happen to the mother. It’s an entirely different thing when she is pregnant.

If I was otherwise attacking a man for no reason and he just wanted 10 minutes and I kept goading him and screwing with him, throwing stuff at him and yanking his computer equipment around, I wouldn’t expect that he should just let me do whatever I want and leave me alone. Yet if I was pregnant, he very much should be understanding, shut the stupid game off and come comfort and calm me down.

So I’m with you on part of it, but I don’t think a physically weaker person should be able to do whatever they want to a stronger one just because they are physically weaker. Throw pregnancy into it and it’s a completely different thing, however.

Alex Js.
Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Alex Js.

This isn’t me being sexist

Nah, it’s you being a sexist again ;-) Especially when using phrases like “a normal woman”. What’s a “normal woman”? Are women who like to do heavy weight lifting or participate in sports like boxing somehow “abnormal”? Should they stay weak and physically undeveloped instead just because some old fart who was conditioned by outdated conservative system thinks it’s more “normal” for them?
And if a man is not “physically stronger” – does that also makes him “abnormal” or defective in some way? Is that what we should teach our children? That we should keep assigning specific stereotypes and roles to each gender (and maybe also the ethnicity and religion) and “always HAVE to” keep treating each other based on those stereotypes alone? ;-)

Come on, you know you’re wrong with those stereotypes, no matter what “science” you’ll use. So just accept the fact that there are always exceptions when it comes to human behavior (and their physical capabilities) and that everyone should treat each other with respect and never resort to irrational violence no matter what gender they (or the other person) were born with (or chose to select).

Vaeris
Reader
Vaeris

I’m all for walking away. You shouldn’t hit anyone. That includes women slapping men which goes completely unpunished. It’s not a matter of the “power” behind the action. It’s the action (act) itself. A woman walks up and slaps/punches me in the face and you’re telling me all I can do is just take it? No way would that be acceptable if the genders were reversed, which is sexist. People have a right to defend themselves regardless of the gender of their attacker.

I, personally, don’t want to hit anyone and wouldn’t hit anyone over words. That said, you hit me you should expect a return blow.

Mewmew
Reader
Mewmew

Um hitting a PREGNANT woman is a lot different than hitting a man. It’s extremely dangerous to hit a pregnant woman, you could cause her to lose the baby. Is this new news to you?

Pregnant women’s emotions can be all over the place. Your hormones are not in a normal state. You need understanding and help.

I’m not saying she was in the right for what she was doing to him, she even sounded as if she was goading him a bit, but being pregnant can put you in another state of mind and get you emotional very fast and easy.

Your reply should not be to hit a pregnant woman, ever. The pregnancy should buy you a lot of leeway and understanding, not to mention it’s just extremely dangerous for the baby she is carrying.

If you don’t understand that, I don’t know what to say for you.

Reader
Al_Bundy

inb4 mainstream media:

“Playing violent videogames made this young man hit his girlfriend”

Reader
Bryan Correll

The victim’s mother may have actually helped nip that in the bud with a statement about viewers who reported him:

“I’m very grateful to those people, because I can see the community is showing that they care. Especially, believe it or not, most of them were men.”

Reader
Christopher Angeles

Domestic abuse happens all the time sadly and most of the time its never caught. If you look on the bright side, if he wasn’t streaming Fortnite, he would still be abusing his girlfriend.

Reader
Mr.McSleaz

Fortnite seems to be the cause of the whole thing. So if he wasn’t streaming Fortnite the argument wouldn’t have happened in the first place.
But go ahead and tell me how you know for a fact he’s a serial abuser that goes around beating woman when he’s not streaming fortnite.

Mewmew
Reader
Mewmew

From the Police Report, it sounded as if this never happened before ever. So I would say you’re wrong about the fact that he’d be “still abusing his girlfriend”.

We don’t really know anything about him or her other than this short video we viewed. She obviously has no fear of him, throwing stuff at him, yanking on his computer equipment. Sure, she wailed like a banshee when he went off camera but she knew the camera was on and it partially seemed like she was laying it on a little thick.

True, you should never ever hit a pregnant woman and she needs understanding and help during that time. We don’t know what their usual life is like however. She seemed to be the one laying into him most of the time as he begged to be left alone and finally got up and did something he definitely shouldn’t have. But he shouldn’t have because of the pregnancy. If it wasn’t for the pregnancy I would be arguing we couldn’t really see what was happening and that we don’t know what the noises were, other than the slap which we know he did.

Really they are both in the wrong, but she gets a pass because of pregnancy hormones and what that does to you. If she hadn’t been pregnant I’d have a whole lot of other things to say about it, but she is, so yes, he absolutely ends up in the wrong because of that.

One moment of someones life doesn’t tell us what kind of person they normally are. I know that we do that now days, a celebrity says one word or sentence and their career is over. We dig through the past to find anything people said ever and judge them forever from single tweets that were dumb jokes when they were young and didn’t really know better. I don’t really enjoy that our society does this. Let’s not call him a serial abuser because of one failed moment in his life, no matter how much he was in the wrong.

Mewmew
Reader
Mewmew

*starts to type up full messages about this subject at least 7 times* *goes back and forth a lot* *decides it’s better to just not say anything either way for this one*

Mewmew
Reader
Mewmew

And then of course I can’t help but reply to a number of comments haha… I got to just stay out of this article :P

Aldristavan
Reader
Loyal Patron
Patreon Donor
Kickstarter Donor
Aldristavan

Hey remember back when we just logged in to our games and played games and didn’t stream anything and most certainly didn’t beat our girlfriends? We should totally go back to that.

Reader
Mr.McSleaz

It’s all Twitch’s Fault, Ban Twitch!

Reader
Robert Mann

All I can say is that stupid hurts. Tragically, there seem to have been bystanders present who weren’t engaged in stupidity.

Alex Js.
Reader
Kickstarter Donor
Alex Js.

I hope those “bystanders” will be taken away from both of those idiots and will be put into a properly functional family, where both partners would respect each other’s preferences (and the time they allocate towards those things) and needs and would never react in an inexcusably irrational manner towards each other.

Reader
Robert Mann

Agreed. XD

Reader
rosieposie

Since this is the internet, of course there would be a significant portion of community rallying behind the ‘She Was Throwing THINGS At Him!’ banner. Because, of course.

Reader
Bannex

I’ve read all of the comments in this section and haven’t seen one in support of this statement or are you referring to a different site?

Bree Royce
Staff
Bree Royce

It was on Reddit, bleh. Even our worst commenters wouldn’t stoop that low, I’d like to think.

Edit: Apparently I have to take that back, since some people would indeed stoop that low. Good grief.