Twitch bans controversial YouTuber Onision

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Internet personality Gregory “Onision” Jackson has been banned from Twitch, on the heels of the suspension from the crowdfunding membership platform Patreon in late 2019 on allegations of “doxxing”.

In the recent times, Jackson has been at the receiving end of several account suspensions as well as heavy allegations of abuse and child grooming from fellow internet personalities such as Billie Dawn Webb and Chris Hansen of “To Catch a Predator” fame.

While Jackson previously enjoyed a YouTube subscriber count of 2 million, the recent controversies have resulted in a loss of half a million subscribers, putting his present subscriber count at around 1.5 million. Fellow YouTuber Webb stated that Jackson has allegedly manipulated her into a relationship.

Just yesterday, Jackson’s partnered Twitch account was suspended. It is worth noting that he hasn’t posted anything in the past two weeks. What’s more, Jackson never extensively streamed on his Twitch channel and only used it sparingly.

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According to the statistics given by SullyGnome, Jackson mostly broadcasted to less than 20 concurrent viewers. Most of his streams were either League of Legends or belonged to the Just Chatting section.

Despite his massive popularity on YouTube, Jackson only had a relatively measly 29,000 followers on Twitch. As of now, it isn’t confirmed on what basis Twitch suspended the YouTuber’s account. Jackson also hasn’t commented.

Onision initially started uploading on YouTube since 2006 and generally posted a myriad of skits and satirical videos. His secondary channel UhOhBro hosted more personal videos. Back in 2010, his videos earned him the title of “most controversial YouTuber”.

However, in the recent past, things took an ugly turn when a video featuring him and his ex-girlfriend Shiloh Hoganson surfaced on the internet where he was caught saying, “You know this video is never going to be online, right? No one will ever know how much I abuse you.” In a recent interview, Hoganson told Chris Hansen that she was extremely traumatized and treated as a salve by Jackson.

Back when Chris Hansen announced that he and the FBI were investigating Jackson for allegations of child grooming, Jackson called 911 on Hansen saying that he was a “stalker” when he arrived at the YouTuber’s doorstep.

It’s not yet known if any of the recent interactions are the reason for the ban.

Naga Pramod

Naga Pramod is a computer science major and tech news reporter with a passion for cyber security, networking, and data science. [email protected]