Gaming world faces one of its biggest #MeToo moments yet as Fedmyster is removed from OfflineTV
New York (CNN Business) The popular gaming content creation group OfflineTV has removed Federico Michael Gaytan, better known as Fedmyster, in response to allegations of sexual harassment and unwanted touching from two of his housemates.
Fedmyster didn't deny the allegations and apologized for his behavior, saying he is "flawed."
The news of his removalfrom the house he shares with several other gamers emerged a week after more than 100 people, most of them women, came forward with allegations that fellow gamers in the industry had sexually harassed, abused, or discriminated against them. The industry has gained notoriety in recent years for rampant online harassment and misogyny.
The upheaval at OfflineTV is part of the most high-profile #MeToo moments yet in the gaming world, which could be a potential tipping point for the industry.
Some companies are beginning to act . Twitch last week said it was investigating some of the more extreme accusations and would take action against streamers found to have who acted inappropriately.
OfflineTV is a house shared by content creators known for their online hangouts "League of Legends" and other gaming content on social media. "Fedmyster," commonly known as Fed, overstepped boundaries, according to Yvonne Ng and Lily "LilyPichu" Ki.
LilyPichu also accused former OfflineTV manager Chris Chan of sexual harassment. Chan later apologized for his behavior.
OfflineTV issued a statement Saturday on Twitter: "We strive to be a place where everyone can feel comfortable and safe. With that in mind, Fed has been removed from Offline TV. He will also no ...
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