- Police in Australia charged a 26-year-old with assault after he was accused of hitting a woman while livestreaming himself playing Fortnite.
- The alleged altercation took place after a woman was heard telling the gamer, known as MrDeadMoth, to get off the game.
- He grows increasingly frustrated, repeatedly asking her to go away and verbally abusing her. He then moves towards her aggressively and the altercation takes place off camera.
- The woman and children can be heard screaming. She later accuses him of hitting her in the face.
Police charged a gamer in Sydney with assault after people heard him allegedly hitting a woman during a Twitch livestream of himself playing Fortnite, the BBC reported.
The 26-year-old gamer, who goes by MrDeadMoth, can be seen playing the popular video game on Sunday night while a woman off camera repeatedly tells him to stop playing. The man’s real name was not reported.
He repeatedly says “I’ll be out soon,” before eventually going off screen himself, according to the video reviewed by Business Insider.
There is an audible altercation for around 15 seconds, during which and a woman and children’s screams can be heard.
“Leave me alone, go away, go away, stop touching my f—ing s–t,” the gamer can be then heard saying. “All you had to do was be f—ing patient, you dumb f—.”
What sounded like another off-screen altercation and screaming can be heard for another 30 seconds after that.
The woman also seemed to address the streaming audience at one point, saying: “You hear that, all you people there? He just hit me in the face.”
He also said: “Just leave me alone for ten f—ing minutes of your life, please.”
Someone reported the incident to the police after watching the footage, which went viral on social media, the BBC said.
Australian media identified the woman as the gamer’s 21-year-old wife. At one point in the video, she also said she was pregnant.
New South Wales Police said she was “not seriously injured,” but “distressed and shaken by the incident.”
Two children, aged three and 20 months, were also present during the alleged altercation, police said.