According to Davis Aurini, who contacted the San Francisco Police Department to inquire about Anita Sarkeesian's death threat incident, she may have fabricated the entire thing.
OMG - If Dying of happiness is a thing, then DragonKnight will be in trouble when he reads this
Haha, don't want anyone to die over this ;)
I was on Twitter as all of this was unfolding. I got to see a guy who emailed the police and has email evidence she never called the police, as well as this video with a recorded conversation saying the same thing. https://www.youtube.com/wat... So today the credibility of someone accusing gamers and the gaming industry of either promoting, or condoning, misogyny, sexism, and any number of "offenses" against marginalized groups was frickin' DESTROYED. And, as is so often the case, the major news outlets who used to be her biggest fans and supporters have had nothing to say about it. #GamerGate
You know what I find funny about the whole thing, there's still people defending her, same goes for Zoe Quin. I mean why? They've been proven to be liars and fakes, massive con artists who wanted to try and use the gaming industry to further their own selfish needs so how can you still blindly follow them. GamerGate cares about gamers and their rights, them two and all involved within the gaming industry don't care about you at all so why defend them. I hope this keeps going, I hope people keep digging until something comes out which changes everything. Something which can't be ignored.
^^^^ What's really funny is that someone did some ACTUAL Journalism and immediately discredited her. EDIT Who'da thunk? - spending your time constructively made more of a difference than typing angry useless comments on the internet.
That particular video is actually mentioned/showed in the article. Good stuff, cool to see some actual journalism.
It's looking like Zoe Quinn committed fraud by claiming that a portion of proceeds from Depression Quest would go to a charity that handles depression, only they have no idea what she's talking about and no money has been given to them. https://twitter.com/ANDREW_... So Anita lies about death threats and filing police reports, Zoe Quinn lies about donating money to charities, and THESE are the kinds of people developers are giving awards to and listening to about game development. And you know who's friends with Anita Sarkeesian? Carolyn Petit and Katherine Cross. These fraudulent agenda pushers are everywhere. **EDIT** @-Foxtrot below. Oh I know. None of this will be covered. And if it is, it will under the banner of misogynist gamers ganging up on women, or the attempt at dismissing it by saying that actual death threats do occur, or that GamerGate drove a freelance female game journalist to quit forever or some such nonsense.
@DragonKnight She's committed fraud but hardly any big site will actually report on it and the funny thing is THAT is the type of stuff journalists like Kotaku, IGN and Destructoid would love to write about because they would exaggerate the shit out of it to make it even more dramatic. Yet nothing...we will get nothing on it Hypothetically speaking Zoe could get arrested, do time and not one site would mention it.
Can we do petitions to get certain sites banned from N4G? I'm thinking we start with Polygon
@longcat: Wasted effort. The site has a built in petition of sorts known as the voting system. Whenever you click on the + sign next to the site name it gives you options to vote on said site. I've heard from multiple people who are definitely in the know about these things that the downvotes against Kotaku eclipse any upvotes for Kotaku, and the site still remains a continued presence on N4G. A petition won't do anything. But perhaps mass emails to Hava Media's advertising partners would do the trick so long as they are polite and convey the right message.
@longcat People have been downvoting sites like Kotaku for years so I doubt much is going to happen with Polygon the short time they've been around. This site wants to give you the illusion that we are a community and because of that we can vote of certain things together...something the horrible bubble system is based on, but the thing is it's all bullshit. There's something going on with this site and Kotaku (maybe others), maybe with all this going on with GamerGate they'll find out what. Sorry to be blunt but we all think it.
^^^ Yeah, i know the downvoting system is pointless. Thats why i was thinking about the petition.
@foxtrot People still defend them cause they hope to get something in return and the brain in their pants tells them too.
The Truth, The Whole Truth, & Nothing by the Truth.....
OMG! She used fake abuse and sexism as a marketing tool. That's absolutely sickening. Think of all the innocent parties that'll now be impacted by the precedent she just set.
This girl is a fake and a clown, nothing new.
#Gamergate in the HOUSE!!!
#NotYourShield is close behind with the Mountain De-- oops, I mean 7up.
<--- See this? This is my shocked face.
Feminism is dead.
careful, Zombie Feminazis are the WORST
OMG what a Thursday evidence showing that Zoe Quinn committed fraud and now Anita most likely caught for false reporting on the death threats she got. GamerGate supporters the tide is turning in a big way.
Wow, 4chan was totally right on this one, and I thought they were pulling. Rap out of their ass again
Wouldn't surprise me. She's vile being.
This women & ZQ are a C to gaming. They need to be cut out & ignored.
She could have called SFPD but utlimately went with the FBI which would be far more helpful for her. SFPD probably can't help a quasi-internet celebrity much with online threats, the FBI could. No one should doubt the daily threats she gets online, much less in her personal email. Typically if people want real action they report it to the FBI in terms of online harassment from across the world. Like her or not, do we really have to analyze whether she received legit threats? We know she does all the time. I mean Kim Kardashian would even get more privacy than this. She's getting so much negative press for this I'd doubt she'd make it up IMO.
Which is why one of the people who found the evidence that she didn't call the police is going to file a FOIA request to see if she contacted the FBI. The point is to prove definitely that she's a fraud and that sites like the BBC are defending a fraud. The sooner her lies are publicly exposed (it's not enough that we gamers "know" she's a fraud) the sooner her infecting presence can be expunged.
The thing is they used these claims of threats to make a point and to sway public opinion in their favor. What they now achieved is to ridicule the legitimate issue.
What an attention whore! She even received an award, look how low these "journalists" are.
Shes done more damage to women in gaming than good and thats the sad part. There is a debate to have on women as either damsels in distress or being over sexualised in games and she had a decent platform to create a healthy debate on the subject. The way she went about it was stupid, her examples were the wrong ones to use and now this. smh
Remember Zilianop? The guy that faked being crippled to get thousands of dollars in donations on twitch? Kotaku, and specifically PATRICIA HERNANDEZ we more than happy to jump all over that and bash the living hell out of him. But this? They won't touch this. They won't every look at this. And though they say they wont, they most definitely will moderate and censor anyone trying to bring it up in their pathetic comment section. One has committed fraud and the other is from all appearances mentally ill and making false claims of contacting police. In the normal world THIS would be all over the news. Unfortunately, gamergate exists because this won't happen. Until it does we have to keep on fighting.
lol the fake feminist movement is getting d slapped.
i have always hated anita.
The amount of idiocy in this play is mindboggling. I mean not only have these people managed to ruin their own reputation and that of their party, but managed to belittle legitimate harassment and threats and put them at risk of not being taken seriously anymore.