Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins may be threatening to sue Imane “Pokimane” Anys after drama erupted over a recent hate raid.
Last week, JiDion sent his Twitch followers to go harass Pokimane’s chat during a live stream, causing her to end her broadcast early. Many big-name streamers later stood up for Pokimane, calling the situation sexist. It appears that Twitch agreed that the behavior was inappropriate, giving JiDion a permanent ban from the platform for the hate raid.
Ninja went onto a stream with JiDion and appeared to support the banned content creator. Pokimane saw the clip and alleged that Ninja used profanity when referring to female streamers, saying “you can’t go around raiding b——,” leading Pokimane to question why Ninja would use that sort of language towards female streamers.
“Ninja then keeps joking about it, says ‘JiDion is f—–‘ but that he will ‘do whatever he can to help him’ but ‘don’t expect too much.’ Then he said, ‘The most I can do is text my Twitch representative about this.’ And then he proceeds to do just that. Why Ninja would help someone evade a ban for harassing me? I have no idea,” Pokimane said, looking disgusted as she said it.
A YouTube video of JiDion reacting to his conversation with Ninja clarified the situation further. While Ninja did not say “raid b—— on Twitch,” he did say “ratio b——.” At this statement, JiDion got up and exclaimed that Ninja had “called [Pokimane] a b—-.'”
After Pokimane discussed her frustration with Ninja on stream, Ninja’s wife and manager Jessica Blevins decided to privately message Pokimane about the situation.
“We are considering everything defamation of character at this point,” Blevins told Pokimane.
Blevins then threatened to get her legal team involved, explaining that Pokimane was “spewing lies” to thousands of people across the internet. Blevins said that Ninja “never reached out to anyone” regarding the situation.
Pokimane responded that Ninja may have just been pretending to talk to his legal representatives, but continued that she wanted the clip in question saved and in the public eye just in case.