AN AUSTRALIAN gamer has been charged after he was heard allegedly assaulting his pregnant wife during a live stream of the video game Fortnite.
Fans of the 26-year-old man, who goes by the handle MrDeadMoth, reported him to police after a woman was heard screaming and crying off-camera.
Police confirmed that two girls aged three and 20 months were at home at the time of the livestream.
The terrifying footage was streamed to hundreds of fans via the streaming platform Twitch on Sunday night.
Clips of the altercation have gone viral on social media, and appear to show MrDeadMoth shouting to someone who cannot be seen: “I said I’ll be out soon”.
“No computer, I’m sick of this s**t,” his wife responds.
The Sydney gamer then moves away from the camera, leaving the livestream running, before he appears to slap the woman off-screen.
His wife, 21, is heard saying ”woman basher” and “you hit me in the face”.
“You hear that, all those people there,” she tells the livestream.
“I cooked him dinner an hour ago and he refuses to eat it.”
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The woman throws objects at MrDeadMoth, including a cardboard box, as their child begins to cry.
Later in the video, the gamer leaves his computer again. The couple’s children can be heard screaming “Daddy” in the background while his wife cries off-camera.
In a statement, New South Wales Police said the streamer has been charged with assault after someone saw the video and reported it to the authorities.
“While the woman was not seriously injured she was distressed and shaken by the incident,” a spokesperson said.
MrDeadMoth’s Twitch and Twitter accounts have been taken down following the incident, but his YouTube channel remains live.
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It follows the news last month that a man had been charged after he was allegedly overheard raping a girl during a live stream of Grand Theft Auto.
Daniel Enrique Fabian, 18, reportedly boasted that the 15-year-old girl was coming to his house to other gamers in June.
Fabian accidentally left a microphone on when the girl arrived in New Port Richey, Florida, it is claimed.
Players said they could hear the teen girl saying “no” and sounded in distress.
Fabian then returned and rejoined the game about 15 minutes later.
She later contacted police claiming she was held down and raped. A physical examination of the victim supported her claim.
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