An online gamer apparently forgot to turn off his microphone after livestreaming himself playing NBA 2K16 on PlayStation 4 — and the terrifying audio captured has sparked a police investigation.
Joe Ortega, known online as JoeDaddy505, is allegedly heard shouting and cursing at a crying woman during an argument. At one point, the woman even begged the man to get off of her, which spurred sexual assault allegations.
The victim also threatened to call the cops, to which the man responded, “You straight s**t. No one's gonna f***ing watch you,” a man’s voice is heard saying.
“You're a w***e,” the man said. “You're a straight f***ing w***e. One hundred per cent w***e. A f***ing w***e.”
Watch KRQE-TV's report below:
Responding to the claims against him, Ortega seemingly defended himself in an Instagram post, though it’s not clear if someone else may have hacked the account. From the Daily Mail:
The post, which has since been deleted, may not have been made by him as all of his social media accounts have been hacked.
It read: 'You guys have it all twisted up. I'm getting so much hate right now. Literally [I] am getting 30 DMs after and after I got drunk yes I know I did my father recently passed away [sic].
'And we had an argument couple days ago and she brought it back up on stream so I might have got upset.
'NO I did not rape her. I hit her and fell on top of her and hit her again. I know I shouldn't have done that. It's a f**ked up move I made. I'm sorry.
The disturbing audio went viral after being posted by the “Drama Alert” podcast. It wasn’t long before police opened an investigation.
However, Valencia County deputies told KRQE-TV that the audio isn’t enough to charge Ortega and they need a victim to step forward.