Lawsuits and legal issues, which are hardly seen becoming a part of the gaming ecosystem against any influential personality, have been lately dotting the Twitch gaming community.
Recently, there took place a lawsuit filing against various female Twitch streamers, with Pokimane, popularly known as Pokimanelol, the 24-year-old Canadian streamer, was filed against a lawsuit of 25 million dollars, the biggest lawsuit on any streamer by far. On 15th June, a guy named Erik submitted a legal complaint against Pokimane and other female Twitch streamers. A summons was served to Twitch four days later, i.e., 19th June. According to the complaint, Erik has several medical issues and is suffering from OCD and ‘sex addiction.’
In the recent past, Erik has already sued various global technological giants, namely Microsoft, Nintendo, and Blizzard, he has failed to win each time he indulged legally.Sony, and has failed to win each time.
This time, he has alleged that “Twitch has extremely exacerbated his condition by displaying many sexually suggestive women streamers through Twitch’s twisted programming net code. It has made it nearly impossible for the plaintiff to use Twitch without being exposed to such sexual content.”
Erik’s twitch following comprises of 786 female streamers and not a single male one; he covered this by the station that this is because the platform does not allow users to filter streamers by their “gender.” He also stated that whenever he watches a stream, Twitch shows him thumbnails of female streamers, thereby making it impossible for him to watch anything else.
The lawsuit also includes other influential names of streamers Alinity, Amouranth, Quqco, ST Peach, and JadeTheJaguar.
From the legal perspective, the complaint is expected to be rejected and dumped as invalid pretty soon because it is not something that is expected to make any legal influence based on the genders of influential gaming entertainers.