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Twitch streamer pleads guilty to assault after accidentally broadcasting domestic abuse

July 8, 2019 Twitch streamer MrDeadMoth has pleaded guilty to assault charges after his arrest last year.

Last year, streamer Luke ‘MrDeadMoth’ Munday was arrested for common assault after a Twitch broadcast appeared to include audio of Munday striking his pregnant wife. Now, the 26-year-old has pleaded guilty to those charges, and will face charges for his actions next month.

Munday entered his plea this morning at Picton Local Court in Australia, as the country’s ABC News reports. An agreed statement of facts says that Munday admitted to slapping his partner and holding her on the ground after she had thrown objects at him and his computer, and that the assault was witnessed by the couple’s two children.

According to the statement, Munday told police at the time of his arrest that “I just held her down because I wanted her to stop.” Sentencing is set for August 26. Munday had previously been charged with malicious damage and common assault in 2011, though those charges were not domestic.

 

The streamer was initially temporarily banned by Twitch, but Munday returned to Twitch on December 30, just three weeks after the alleged assault. During that stream, viewers who mentioned the incident were immediately timed out from chat or banned from watching.

Munday’s return to Twitch, which he tweeted about shortly before going live, was met with criticism on social media. Many people took to Twitter to scold the streaming platform for allowing Munday to retain his account, and it was soon deactivated. Attempts to access the ‘MrDeadMoth’ channel are now met with an error telling users that “content is unavailable.”

 

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