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NeoGAF inaccessible following sexual harassment allegations against owner

By midian182 ยท 9 replies
Oct 22, 2017
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  1. NeoGAF, one the internet’s most popular gaming forums and the place to go for top rumors, news, and gossip is currently down. At the time of writing, it’s been offline for almost 24 hours, and it seems like the chances of it returning aren't promising.

    The closure follows accusations of sexual harassment aimed at site-owner Tyler ‘Evilore’ Malka. This isn’t the first time Malka’s found himself in trouble for inappropriate behavior toward women, and it looks like he’s facing some serious repercussions in the wake of these latest allegations.

    It’s claimed that a female friend of Malka accompanied him on a road trip to New Orleans. After the pair had been drinking in the hotel room, the woman, who had a boyfriend at the time, was sick and decided to take a shower to make herself feel better. Without giving any indication that she wanted him to, and without her consent, a fully naked Malka got in the shower with her. After demanding he get out, the NeoGAF owner was hostile toward the woman. Fear that she could be blamed for the incident stopped the accuser from telling her boyfriend about what happened, but the strain it put on the relationship caused them to eventually break up.

    Malka had reportedly been blocking any attempts to discuss the accusations on the forum. At least 11 admin and moderator staff have left the site, as have a large number of NeoGAF’s regular users.

    Trying to access the site currently shows a message that claims it is down for scheduled maintenance. A statement is reportedly on its way, but the future of NeoGAF looks shaky, to say the least.

    A number of sexual harassment claims have arrived in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein revelations. Amazon Studios boss Roy Price recently resigned for his inappropriate behavior toward Man in the High Castle producer Isa Hackett, while a former Naughty Dog worker alleges he was fired and offered money to stay silent after reporting a sexual harassment incident, something the company denies.

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  2. Uncle Al

    Uncle Al TS Evangelist Posts: 3,204   +1,875

    Regardless of guilt or innocence the same event happened back in the 90's when the law recognized a woman's right to file a claim. Unfortunately the law had no defense for any man FALSELY accused with a equal statute that the may could file suit or bring charges of "false claims" so women had nothing to lose. Public figures be it through politics, wealth or notable standing have been and will remain targets. In all fairness, sexual harassment has been going on for centuries. There are an abundance of men that will always misuse their power or wealth to get what they want so these brave women are commended for coming forward, but if the law finds no grounds for their claims they should equally be publicly ridiculed and punished for the damages they could do.
     
  3. EClyde

    EClyde TS Evangelist Posts: 1,199   +384

    Tough on him
     
  4. Kotters

    Kotters TS Maniac Posts: 258   +168

    Good riddance. Neogaf was an SJW cesspool.
     
    R00sT3R and Theinsanegamer like this.
  5. Theinsanegamer

    Theinsanegamer TS Evangelist Posts: 815   +827

    /thread. NeoGAF will not be missed.
     
  6. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,636   +1,026

    Never heard of NeoGAF. Then again I never was popular either ;)
     
    Nobina likes this.
  7. havok585

    havok585 TS Booster Posts: 153   +26

    These "sexual harrasment" stories, are really flocking nowadays.
     
  8. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TS Guru Posts: 329   +95

    Few like me,Many hate me,but hey,at least I'm popular ,. .
    Sounds like a setup! She with a boyfriend had no business going on a road trip.and then to share hotel,and then shower while he in the next room.
    Next up boyfriend ditches unscrupulous girlfriend.

    These kind of setups are bound to happen as well.like there are no unscrupulous women out there that wouldn't take advantage of a situation for some sort of gain.puulease!
    Really? None of you has ever had a girlfriend like that.your missing out.they are a lot of fun to ditch.:(
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2017
  9. Nobina

    Nobina TS Evangelist Posts: 1,273   +779

    Another guy who acts pro women is a sexual harasser. Another guy who calls everyone racist did racist **** before. There is a strong patter with these people, the SJWs. They all have skeletons in their closet.
     
  10. DAOWAce

    DAOWAce TS Booster Posts: 268   +39

    Still waiting on my registration to be accepted for over 6 years now.

    I guess it'll never be..
     

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