Fannon is the issue. How do you say what he's been reported to have done (and which parts he's owned up to) without it coming across as a hit to the guy? What are you talking about?While I'm glad the article was posted for all to see which we need more off.
I do think it was poorly written in that it comes off less as wanting to talk about the issue and more a hit piece on Fannon. It's one thing to point out his bad behavior towards women it's another to skate dangerously close to libel in showing his poor behavior to the masses. To be clear I am not a fan of the guy or what he did as I find it despicable yet the writer of the article does himself no favors in how he wrote the article.
"Grudge" is a dismissive and problematic word. For one thing, actual abuse victims may bear grudges. Grudges (assuming the description is accurate) are not evidence that no abuse occurred.Yeah, reached out via Facebook PM to just see...like...what's up.
ETA: What I'm hearing from a few industry friends is that the allegations have been examined before, including by women-led organizations, and were found to be less-than-accurate (and weren't found to be credible enough to be run by a different site, apparently?). It might all be some sort of grudge, or...something? I dunno.
So these are new allegations from new people, not the ones which Critias says were examined and dismissed before?One of the accusers is a friend of mine. I guarantee no one has investigated her claim, since this article was the first time she's talked about it with anyone.
In fact, I know a couple of women who have leveled complaints at SPF. Their stories are not mine to tell, but I hope they contacted Christopher Helton for his article (or will after seeing it).
Whisper networks are a thing.I'm getting the idea that some folks are supremely unshocked by these accusations. Can someone with knowledge explain why?
Yeah, my understanding is that it was the hugging incident that was examined and dismissed. This is something that has nothing to do with Gamers Giving, but did occur at another Con.So these are new allegations from new people, not the ones which Critias says were examined and dismissed before?