I‘m on a brief blog hiatus, but I wanted to direct your attention to idledillettante’s definitive account of how Eron Gjoni, Zoe Quinn’s vengeful ex-boyfriend, not only launched what became #GamerGate but has shaped and directed it both in public and behind the scenes. And it’s all carefully documented with screenshots of Gjoni’s own words online — on 4chan, on Reddit, on Twitter, and on his own blog, often in direct violation of the restraining order that’s supposed to prohibit him talking about Quinn online.
Here’s idledilletante’s summary of the whole sordid story:
1. Eron knowingly promoted his tell-all blog post about Quinn on 4chan, knowing it was likely to cause harassment.
2. Rather than try to quell the harassment (As he might have you believe), Gjoni actually basked in the attention, to try and stir up even more agita against his ex.
3. Once confronted with his actions, Eron tried to distance himself from #gamergate, and move his involvement of Quinn behind the scenes. Unfortunately we have evidence of this string-pulling.
4. Eron’s fight against his restraining order is merely a continuation of the harassment he was already engaging in. If he wins his legal battle he’s likely to post even more private info about Quinn as a reward for his backers.
5. Gjoni has essentially ruined his good name in pursuit of this revenge quest. He knows this, and it makes him bitter that his plans to sideline Quinn in her own industry have backfired so spectacularly.
6. Gjoni sexually harasses women critical of him; especially when caught in a lie or backed into a corner logically. I find this a telling clue about his real attitude about women, although Gjoni claims to be a feminist.
But I suggest you read the whole thing; the details are creepy and revealing indeed.
What I got from that is that being charged with an undefined crime would somehow make Gonji’s life easier?
It makes sense if you assume that “charge” is supposed to be “change,” or that “not favorable for him, etc.” is supposed to be “not favorable for her” and referring to ZQ.
I don’t actually have a good case for either of these adjustments.
I was talking about if his actions in the last couple of months(especially in mid to late august) is enough to charge him for something.On the other point I made I do not think the court case will be that favorable for him anyway, but how unfavourable the court case is for him will depend on the evidence the court listens to especially the evidence from zoe on how Eron started this mess and helped her harassers who also harassed other women and their supporters.I do hope he doesn’t benefit from the court case because that would be terrible and it would probably set a wrong precedent for anyone that gets into a relationship that ended up like zoey’s and eron’s.I just hope he gets punished enough that he actually regrets what he has done.
I’m not sure he’s capable of regret, unfortunately. He might regret getting caught, but I really don’t see him repenting in any meaningful sense.
The “some people are actually conservative but pretend they’re liberal” idea does make sense if you assume that conservatism is fundamentally about selfishness and screwing people over for your own benefit. Then it’s totally logical that there would be a group of people who have every intention of screwing other people over, but don’t want to say so outright.
Of course, those people still usually don’t pretend to be liberals; usually they take the time-honored conservative route of “espouse policies that help you and hurt everyone else, but claim they’ll do the opposite.”
I understand now. But I hope you forgive me for not giving even the first shit about how much the court case might harm EG. I have zero fucks to give about his financial and legal wellbeing. I actually hope he impoverishes himself trying to defend himself in court, and that the ultimate result is him in jail for contempt.
Yeah, and I have zero fucks to give about his potential moral growth, either. My sole good wishes are for ZQ and the other victims (mostly women) of GG.
I don’t think that Mohamed was talking about EG’s potential for moral growth with that comment. Based on the context that he’s provided for his other remarks, it sounds like he’s hoping that EG at the very least gets enough punishment to regret what he’s done because that would give some justice to ZQ and the other victims of GG.
Is there any kind of legal action she can take? Slander? Intentional infliction of emotional distress? It can’t be legal to lead a smear campaign against someone.
He can technically be arrested and charged with a misdemeanor if he violated the restraining order. He would also be violating most anti-stalking laws if he knew his behavior would lead to ZQ fearing for her physical safety. She could probably sue him for harassment, stalking, libel, and IIED.
I hope she does. This guy needs to be made an example of.