Saturday, October 23, 2021

6 E-Sports Streamer Girls File Sexual Harassment Charges Against Owner of Famous Thai Gaming Company in Bangkok

The charges include sexual harassment and assault threats.

The streamer girls file the complaint.

When: December 14th, 2020

Where: Phayathai police station, Bangkok

Perpetrators: Unnamed gaming executive

Victims: 6 reported to police; upwards of 20 more

What: The lawyer representing six e-sport streamers filed a formal complaint at the Phayathai police station on December 14th, 2020, against the unnamed owner of a famous gaming brand in Thailand.

The six streamers are described as famous and beautiful. One of them is identified as Ms. Phanaporn Prasop, also known as the Nook Idol Beauty Blogger.

Nook Idol the Beauty Blogger.

The charges are detailed as sexual harassment, coercion, humiliation, and assault threats. One of the representatives of the victims said that in the middle of 2019 the perpetrator and owner of the gaming company befriended the girls and became a trusted friend, almost like a brother to them. He persuaded them to work as a game streamer with the duty to describe the games they played and dubbed online game competitions.

The report further details how the gaming executive wanted to develop gaming in Thailand and he conscripted the streamer girls to that aim. When the initial issues arose and the girls tried to quit, the gaming executive threatened them by saying they’d never have a future in the streamer industry if they quit or took action against him.

One of the victims, Ms. A, said that she couldn’t stand the behavior and decided to quit. The six girls who went to Phayathai police station stated that there are more than 20 others who are being treated in the same way, and are being threatened with assault if they come forward.

The lawyer representing the streamers, Mr. Chutipong, said that his own preliminary fact-finding discovered that the accused gaming executive had a politician behind him, but the report doesn’t name who. He ends by saying that just because being a streamer is a new occupation, they should still have the same rights as other industries.

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Source: https://www.khaosod.co.th/crime/news_5528942

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