(PM) – One of Facebook Gaming’s largest partners was suspended on Tuesday after a former partner accused him of abuse during the time they lived together, a claim the streamer denied.
The streamer, Michael “THINND” McMahon, has close to a million followers on the platform, where he brings in thousands to watch streams nearly daily, where he was one of the first official partners.
His ex-partner, known as Luxeum, claimed in the late hours of Monday that McMahon would lash out at her verbally as well as with actions of physical intimidation.
Luxeum described an experience where he allegedly broke into the washroom while she was taking a shower, using the force of his body to break down the door and ripping the shower curtain from its hooks.
“I was in absolute shock, staring at this angry man as he’s screaming about how badly he needs to shower after a haircut,” Luxeum detailed in a statement posted to social media.
“I never felt safe in my own living space ever since that day. Each time I looked at the cracked bathroom door, that was all I could ever think about.”
After episodes of such abuse, McMahon would try to remedy any tensions with sex, the female streamer added.
“After he would lash out at me, he would go ahead and ask me if I was done being upset and proceed to have sex with me, as if it was a solution for what I was going through,” she explained, saying “I never said no.”
Facebook responded to the claims on Twitter 36 minutes past midnight, saying “we take this very seriously” and that “the partner in question has been suspended while we investigate.
McMahon responded to the claims made by his ex-partner in the early hours of Tuesday, saying: “consistent with the accuser’s statement, there was absolutely no physical abuse.”
He explained Luxeum created “undue financial burden” for him as she lost her full-time job while living at his residence and spent his personal money.
“The accuser would take my credit card without my knowledge or permission and spending it on shopping, food delivery, and multiple other items to treat themselves,” he said.
The allegations have been made amid accusations against streamers such as CS:GO caster Henry Greer and Tom Cassell, leading to a statement from Twitch on June 21 saying the platform is dedicated to a safe streaming community.
This is a developing story.