Amouranth says she is being abused, forced by her husband to stream
[Ed note: This article discusses domestic abuse.]
Popular Twitch and OnlyFans content creator Amouranth said in a cryptic tear Saturday that she is being manipulated and abused by her husband. Amouranth, whose real name is Kaitlyn Siragusa, said her husband, who cannot be named, forced her to stream, threatened to hurt her dogs and took control of her finances and bank accounts.
“I’m basically living in a luxury prison,” Amouranth said on the live stream.
Amouranth’s stream has since been removed from Twitch, but clips of it have been widely shared on Twitter and YouTube.
Amouranth has revealed that she has a husband, along with revealing his abuse
He threatened to kill her dogs, take all their money, and force her to go live.
– GUARD Hunter (@HUN2R) October 16, 2022
During the live stream, Amouranth said that her husband saw meta hot tub – a subgenre of Twitch where people in bikinis bathing in the hot tub – “as an opportunity”, and he tells her to tell viewers that she’s single, because revealing she’s married would “ruin the business model”.
Amouranth shared a close-up view of a phone displaying a string of text that she says is between her and her husband. The messages are described as calling the recipient “stupid” and include threats to “dump the luggage”, throw “goods” off the balcony and delete Amouranth’s social media. More serious threats of financial abuse and threats to kill Amouranth’s dog were also part of the text. Amouranth also shared footage of a broken doorknob, saying that her husband broke it, thus making it impossible for her to lock the door.
“[It] keeps you there with fear and threats, and you fear that he will do something to your animals,” Amouranth said on the stream. “And then he kind of came back and said, ‘Everything’s going to be fine.'”
During the stream, Amouranth also talks on the phone with a man she says is her husband. The man’s voice could be heard shouting at her and denying that he said he was going to kill her dog. “I’ll give you one last chance,” the man said. “I will irrevocably destroy everything.”
On Monday, Marz, Amouranth’s head of content tweeted that Amouranth “says she’s fine,” adding “Police have arrived several times since 5am yesterday.”
Kait/Amouranth Latest Update: ppl in the group was able to talk to her and she said she was fine
The police have come several times since 5 a.m. yesterday; She said she’s fine so there’s not much they can do
She spent the whole day talking to her husband to sort things out
Not sure what else we can do rn
– marz (@TheRealMarzbar) October 17, 2022
Famous Streamers Ludwig Ahgren said in a video that he had contacted Amouranth’s assistant, and that she was “safe and fine.”
Polygon has reached out via email to Amouranth, as well as Marz, her content lead, for comment, but has not yet received a response.
Amouranth is a hugely popular content creator with a presence on multiple platforms including Twitch, YouTube, and OnlyFans. She started her Twitch channel in 2016 with a focus on cosplay. Since then, her channel has grown 5.9 million Twitch followersand ranges from video game streams to Chat Only videos. According to the Flow Chart, she is Most watched Twitch streamer this year. She also extremely popular on OnlyFans. She ASMR YouTube channel has over 640,000 followers and her online presence also includes Patreon, Instagram, Twitter, Fansly and Snapchat accounts.
Amouranth works hard to maintain these various channels. In August, she told Business Insider that she’s only had 10 days off in the last few years. She regularly streams for long periods of time, including some 15-hour Twitch streams. In July, Amouranth shared a tweet with a her monthly income picture from March to July 2022, averaging about $1.5 million per month.
Throughout her career, Amouranth has experienced threats of harassment and doxing on these content platforms. YouTubers like PewDiePie have calling her and other women “Twitch thots .”“, a derogatory term used to insult streamers and women selling sex.
Amouranth’s harassment gained momentum when the hot tub meta kicks off in 2021. Twitch’s terms have an exception for Twitch Policy on dress and nudity, which states that “streamers may appear in swimwear in contextually appropriate situations.” In May 2021, Twitch created the category “Swimming Pools, Hot Tubs and Beaches” for such streams.
In June 2021, Polygon interviews Amoranth about the hot tub meta and the harassment she’s faced: “I thought about it – like, was it worth it? I really think it’s because every job has its pressures.” She also told Polygon that she has different hopes for the future beyond streaming and that she hopes to one day use her savings to open an animal rescue. .
“Ultimately my passion is animals,” she says.
If you or anyone you know is being abused at home, National Domestic Abuse Hotline available 24 hours a day. Call 800-799-7233 for help.