A gamer and self-proclaimed sex addict is suing Twitch, claiming the video gaming platform has too many ‘scantily clad’ players that caused him to masturbate and hurt his penis.
The suit claims Erik Estavillo of San Francisco is following 786 of the female gamers and ‘zero male streamers’ and that the list of women keeps on growing because he has little control over his addiction.
The complaint, filed June 15 in Santa Clara County court, seeks $25 million in damages.
A spokesperson for Twitch dismissed the legal action as ‘frivolous’ and having ‘absolutely no merit,’ after DailyMail.com reached out.
A gamer and self-proclaimed sex addict known as Erik Estavillo is suing Twitch, claiming the video gaming platform has too many ‘scantily clad’ players that caused him to masturbate and hurt his penis. Pictured is gamer Pink_Sparkles on Twitch
The suit claims Estavillo of San Francisco is following 786 of the female gamers and ‘zero male streamers’ and that the list of women keeps on growing because he has little control over his addiction. Pictured is JadetheJaguar, also a gamer on Twitch
Estavillo has been known for being litigious and has unsuccessfully sued other companies in the past, including Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony, Kotaku reports.
In one case, he sued Blizzard alleging ‘sneaky and deceitful practices’ in its World of Warcraft game.
Kotaku described the deceitful practices as ‘walking’ in the game and reports that Estavillo tried to recruit 80s electronic music band Depeche Mode and actress Winona Ryder to join him in the complaint.
His litigious ways have led some to call Estavillo ‘The PSN Plaintiff,’ referring to the initials used for Sony’s PlayStation Network. He also uses the name for his autobiography, available through Amazon.
In the suit against Twitch, Estavillo claims that he suffers from depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, or OCD, Agoraphobia and Crohn’s Disease. He also says he is a sex addict, and blames his OCD.
‘Twitch has extremely exacerbated his condition by displaying many sexually suggestive women streamers through Twitch’s twisted programming and net code making it nearly impossible for the plaintiff to use Twitch without being exposed to such sexually suggestive content,’ the complaint says.
The platform features live streaming of gamers at play, but doesn’t provide a gender filter that Estravillo’s complaint claims would help him avoid triggering his sex addiction.
Twitch features live streaming of gamers at play (pictured), but doesn’t provide a gender filter that Estravillo’s complaint claims would help him avoid triggering his sex addiction
Twitch, criticized in the past over its gamers’ risque and skimpy attire, has banned gamers from showing their behinds and flashing their breasts, reports the Sun.
The site, which has as many as 15 million daily users, still allows cleavage to be shown.
Estevillo’s lawsuit devotes the bulk of its 56 pages to displaying images of female gamers from the site, which he calls on Twitch to permanently ban.
An image of gamer SonjaShio was included in the 56-page complaint against Twitch
An image of gamer Quqco also was included in the complaint filed against Twitch
Pink_Sparkles, also a gamer on Twitch, was pictured in the complaint filed against the platform
Among the female gamers mentioned are women with names like Amouranth, Quqco, ST Peach, JadetheJaguar, Pink_Sparkles, Valeria7K, DanielaAzuage_, lilchipmunk, iaaras2, theRaychul, KrystiPryde, SonjaShio, Gavrilka, MizzyRose, KayPikeFashion, Alinty,, QTCinderella, Pokimane, Velvet_7, Loserfruit and SashaGrey.
His complaint also details how Estavillo came to hurt himself when he resorted to a Fleshlight- branded sex toy to masturbate while gazing at the females on Twitch.
Estavillo ended up ‘chaffing his penis every day with the device,’ the complaint reads.
The complaint adds that he suffered redness and mild infections since the Fleshlight is ‘electrical and also vibrates’ and applied an antibiotic ointment to avoid ‘necrosis’.
He also complained of bloodshot eyes from staying up for hours staring at the female gamers and claims he once ejaculated on his personal computer’s monitor, causing it to short circuit and spark a fire that left his apartment in a blackout.
Estavillo’s complaint against the gaming platform (pictured) was filed June 15 in Santa Clara County court and seeks $25 million in damages