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Cultist Simulator’s Alexis Kennedy Accused of Abusive Behavior by Multiple Women

Alexis Kennedy, the man behind Sunless Sea and Cultist Simulator, has been accused by multiple women of harassing and abusive behavior over a period of many years.

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bovandy341d ago

There is something very toxic being cleansed right now.

Smokehouse339d ago

Lmao! That’s almost as creepy as the accusation.

Felix_Argyle_Catbro341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

Literally modern day witch hunts. These people have no way to defend themselves, and these accusers have no proof.

NecrumOddBoy341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

No claim to whether the story is true or not, but I agree that it's a scary time in society. The accused have such difficulty defending themselves. If they lash back, GUILTY. If they stay humble, GUILTY. The burden now is on the accused to prove it false and beyond all doubt or else GUILTY. Once the initial story comes out it's all outrage and a call for blood. Even if or when the accusations are found false, it's too late and that story never makes the front page. The damage has been done and recovery of credibility is so hard. Denzel Washington said, "the media is all about getting it out fast, no matter who it hurts or if it's even true. Just say it, sell it!" Think what you want with the Jussie Smollet's hoax or Harvey Weinstein's egregious behavior, "sexual crime" and now "racism" accusations are on the rise and it has blown past MeToo/TimesUp and all those other #movements into a dangerous time for people.

bovandy341d ago

It's especially dangerous if you're a jerk who sexually abuses women.

mixelon340d ago (Edited 339d ago )

Not literally anything of the sort. They literally burnt witches to death. There are very few repercussions for many of these cases.

There’s also very little to gain from making false claims, nobody does this shit for attention, as you get an army of angry “but what if..” crazies attacking you. Also, people tell others when stuff happens, people witness stuff. Try empathy for the other side too. What proof would you deem satisfactory?

Also at least one of the devs accused recently gave a damn good apology and fessed up to being an asshole to his employees, that will definitely serve him well going forward.

-Foxtrot341d ago (Edited 341d ago )

Not dismissing or agreeing on what’s happened as innocent until proven guilty but I knew someone like Leigh Alexander would be involved somehow 🙄

Just like how Zoe Quinn just got herself involved in the sexual misconduct scandal against the Elder Scrolls composer at the minute

mixelon339d ago

Women in the indie dev and game journalism scene learn about asshats in the indie dev scene from mutuals. Of course the same characters keep reappearing. Well known sympathetic people (who’ve also been victims of elements of industry culture) will attract more whispers.

Also, getting herself involved? Really? What is it with you one side guys who completely refuse to engage with opposition as if they’re humans with emotions and actual lives? It’s not a game. How dehumanised to your foes have to be to get so dismissive of serious shit?

This ain’t it.

Kornholic339d ago

If you don't become wary the minute Zoe Quinn is involved, you don't have healthy skepticism.

-Foxtrot339d ago

Zoe has been quiet for a while now and she makes her mouth go JUST WHEN she has a comic or something coming out

Coincidence?

It’s like free publicity with her and she exploits it