American professional Dota 2 player Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho has been banned from qualifying for the 2021 DPC league for North America. Information about this appeared on the twitter of the competition.
As noted in the statement, Ho has been disqualified for “previous misconduct” in Dota 2 tournaments. Team Aristotle, for which the American played, is allowed to find a replacement and continue to participate in the competition.
In June 2020, two girls immediately accused Ho of sexual harassment. The esportsman allegedly lured one of them into the room and tried to kiss, and cuddled up to the other at a party. Following these accusations, Beyond the Summit refused to partner with DeMoN in tournaments. The player himself denied all accusations against him and clarified that after these incidents he maintained friendly relations with the mentioned girls for several years and they never made any claims against him.
DeMoN wants to hire lawyers To fight the allegations
Now as situation heats up, Jimmy DeMoN Ho is going to hire lawyers to challenge his ban in the 2021 Dota Pro Circuit season. According to the esportsman, he was unfairly suspended from the competition due to false and unproven allegations of harassment. DeMoN announced this on Twitter.
Jimmy DeMoN Ho:
“It is completely ridiculous that statements by anonymous people can ruin your entire reputation and career. I deny all charges. <…>For now, I will continue to do my best to clear my name starting with sending an email to Valve. I have not committed any “wrongdoing”, as some anonymous authors claim <…> Now I am planning to turn to lawyers to stop this libel against me.”
What kind of misconduct is in question, the organizers did not report. Fans of the player suggested that it was a sexual harassment scandal.
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