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GTA 5 actor defends Rockstar in response to being swatted

Sam Cawley

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GTA 5 actor defends Rockstar in response to being swatted

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The actor has stated Rockstar had nothing to do with the event, and that its purely the fault of “sick” individuals.

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Ned Luke, who played one of the three protagonists of GTA V, Michael De Santa, was playing GTA Online on a live stream when his fun was interrupted by law enforcement.

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The clip was shared online showing Luke receiving a phone call during his stream. After a short conversation, he hung up and told his viewers “Alright I gotta go, now these ******** have swatted my house, so I’ve gotta go.”

For those unaware, swatting is an incredibly dangerous harassment technique where someone phones the police and gives them someone’s address, usually along with a lie about them being armed or dangerous in order to have as many police as possible show up at their door.

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It’s sickening, degenerate behaviour and has been the scourge of streamers for years, as once a streamer’s home address is leaked or obtainable there’s really not much they can do to stop it.

While many of Ned Luke’s viewers expressed sympathy for the actor, others expressed outrage at Rockstar Games, and blamed their online security as the reason so many GTA Online streamers have been swatted over the years.

The actor wasn’t buying it though, and came to the defence of the company by saying "This had nothing to do with Rockstar. These ******** leaked my private info years ago and have been doing this s**t since. Anyone’s info is available online if you are sick enough to really wanna find it."

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Luckily the issue was resolved without anyone getting hurt, with Luke able to go back to his livestreams without any further issues.

In other news, Ned Luke has been hinting at a return to future GTA projects, like a potential DLC expansion for GTA Online and even a guest appearance in GTA VI.

Whether it's a genuine tease or if he’s just trying to have fun with his audience is anyone’s guess, but given how we’ve seen the return of several familiar faces over the years, it's not out of the question by any means.

Topics: GTA 5, GTA Online, Rockstar Games

Sam Cawley
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