Dungeons and Dragons streamer responds to accusations
- Twitch streamer Arcadum has been accused of sexual harassment by several members of his community.
- Former collaborators posted over 21 Twitlonger statements last week.
- The streamer responded in his own statement that he “never engaged in activities without consent.”
The streamer, who has garnered fans for online dungeons and dragons, is responding to a wave of misconduct allegations that surfaced on social media this week.
Streamer Jeremy Black, known online as Arcadum, denied accusations of emotional manipulation and sexual harassment of nearly two dozen people in a statement on Thursday.
During the past week, 21 streamers and colleagues who have worked or have collaborated with Black posted Twitlonger’s statements detailing their alleged experiences with him. The accusations ranged from Black masturbating during the call to forcing a woman against the wall to kiss her.
Black with over 240,000 subscribers on Twitch and launched a virtual reality role-playing game world called Soulless row, works with popular streamers such as Michael Reeves, Lily Peachu, and Moon moonas well as traditional celebrities such as Felicia Day.
Black created a network of volunteer artists, programmers, and community members who helped him run Dungeon and Dragons campaigns and Callous Row RPGs.
Some members of this community have argued that Black used his position to force women to emotionally and sexually satisfy him.
Three women claim Black raped them online and in virtual reality
Several women have stated that Black raped them on Discord or in the video game VRChat, where users can control avatar bodies using virtual reality controllers and headphones. Most of the women Black interacted with were VTuber streamers who used virtual avatars driven by face and body tracking technology. None of those who shared their stories gave their real names, and many of the stories that happened in the game have not been recorded or confirmed.
—Arcadum (@GloriousArcadum) September 2, 2021
Kelly Sirena, A Twitch streamer with 17,000 subscribers wrote that she was Black’s close friend for 3 years. She said that during a VR chat conversation, Black commented on his character’s chest and asked “if he could touch them.” She wrote that he would ask her to “help him find sexual release,” and she was “very tired of random requests for sex” after she said she had denied him his requests several times.
“Sometimes I said yes, because I just got tired of dealing with constant questions,” wrote Sirena. “I was afraid that he would abandon our friendship. I was afraid of him. ”
Siren describes his actions as “stalking” in Twitlonger and general suggested Discord posts where Black apparently coerced her into sexual activity (Insider was unable to confirm the authenticity of these messages).
“The longer I knew him, the more pain and paranoia he brought into my life,” Sirena wrote.
Sirena had not answered questions at the time of publication.
UzuriMiaA Twitch streamer with 11,000 subscribers, wrote in a statement that Black will ask her to do a virtual lap dance in June 2020 (she told Insider that she has an additional hip and foot tracker that allows her to dance). In a statement, she claimed that a month later, Black asked her for “erotic role play.” She told him that she was not interested, and soon after that they stopped talking. She told Insider that she categorizes his actions as “harassment” because “I told him I was uncomfortable with having sex with him and he would constantly push and pull until I firmly said no and completely shut it down.” …
“I was genuinely afraid to make things awkward, I was kicked out of RP or he just stopped being my friend,” UzuriMia wrote.
Lira121, creator of VRChat avatars, said in a statement that Black asked for “personal lap dancing.” Lyra121 declined to comment.
Twitch streamer Remy Sirena, who has 22,000 followers, wrote in her statement that Black “asked me if I mind that he masturbates while he was talking to me and if I could help him,” which she said made her “EXTREMELY uncomfortable.” She wrote that she felt pressured as she was a member of his campaign and “kept the money and place in the D&D group above my head.” Remi did not respond to a request for comment.
“When he finished, he said he was tired and just ended our voice call,” Remy Sirena wrote.
MomoVTuber, with over 200,000 Twitch subscribers, wrote that she believed Black was “courting her” and that he “made me always believe him, no matter what we talked about.” Momo did not respond to a request for comment.
One charge was made from the Internet. Folkona said in a statement to Google Doc that she was “sexually assaulted” by Black in November 2019. She claimed to have invited him to her home for the weekend and he asked for a “hug” which “caused him to make me stand against the wall” and “he started kissing my neck and trying to hide it behind tears.” Folkona did not respond to a request for comment.
Many of the other statements echoed similar accusations against Black.
Black responded on Twitlonger after allegations spread online
After Twitlongers were posted about Black’s alleged behavior, the marketing director of influential agency NOVO, Devin Nash, posted his own Twitlonger to announce that Black would be excluded from the client base.
—Devin (@DevinNash) August 31, 2021
In a response from Black on Thursday, the streamer wrote that he “has developed and maintained a wide range of relationships with people over the years” and that he has “never engaged in activities without consent.” He wrote that his fiancée, Tiffany Tiefling, found out about it last week. Black sent sexual messages to other women.
“It was a painful experience, and as a result, I learned and accounted for many of my mistakes,” Black wrote. “I will not broadcast as I continue to reflect on my actions and seek therapy for personal problems that I have been struggling with for some time.”
Tiefling on Wednesday live broadcast said she “read” Black’s direct messages to women on Discord and distance herself “the moment I saw the evidence.”
“The first women involved got together after Arcadum forbade us to work with different servers,” said Naomi Op, one of the women. issued a statement and a Twitch streamer with 80,000 subscribers, Insider reported. “We noticed, added two and two, and then realized … how many … there were …”.
A Black spokesman declined to comment on the specifics of the story.