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Twitch star Kaitlyn "Amouranth" Siragusa has recently revealed that there was a suspected arson attack on her home amongst the other "garden variety" swatting incidents.
Originally beginning her career as a costume designer with the Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet, Siragusa took her talents into her passion for movies, TV shows and gaming and became a cosplayer and a model. With over four million followers and 19,000 subscribers on Twitch, she's one of the hottest names on the live streaming service and this stratospheric rise to the top hasn't been without its issues. She popularised the hot tub trend where streamers would chat casually with their viewers while sitting in a pool and completing challenges or playing games.
However, some criticised the hot tub trend for being sexually suggestive content and this stance essentially boils down to whether or not you see a person in a swimsuit as sexually suggestive. After Twitch recognised hot tub streams with their own category, Siragusa switched to ASMR streams where she would lie on her bed and lick the microphone for subscriber goals.
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After being banned for that content, Siragusa has swapped back to regular ASMR and Just Chatting streams. However, owing to her prominence on the platform, issues like swatting and attacks on her home have become commonplace for the streamer. "Yesterday, late in the evening there was a fire along the side of my home originating from the area where my trashcan is kept," said Siragusa on Twitter on August 13th. "The cause of the fire has not yet been determined, but investigators strongly suspect arson."
Neither she nor her animals were harmed by the fire because it was fortunately controlled before it got out of hand. "This is not the first time something like this has happened," continued the streamer and described a moment where someone was arrested for attempting to shoot fireworks at her house. "I also get the garden variety of swatting on a weekly basis but have a good working relationship with local law enforcement."
She explained that streamers should communicate with their local law enforcement to inform them about possible swatting incidents and how to discern what is fake and what is a real attack. Yet, it is concerning that the prevalence of these calls has caused her to call them "garden variety" when people have lost their lives to the prank. She suggested that streamers set up a password with the police so that they can check whether there is a "real threat" to the streamer's life or not.
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