Holy shit, I just got out of a long ass convo that seemed like a good idea at the time (9:30 pm)…but you know how that goes. All it really did was stop me from coming here on my site and talking some shit about the current topics in the news. Speaking of those, let’s discuss Eron Gjoni and his ongoing court battle with Zoe Quinn. It might be more appropriate to call it a fight for free speech, at this point. But we’re here as a result of her actions.
In case you need a refresher, here’s some except from some of my past work on this subject:
In a move that shocks no one, notorious developer Zoe Quinn is now using the courts to silence her critics. On Tuesday, a court gagged her ex-boyfriend, Eron Gjoni, reportedly because of “intimidation.” This, despite the fact that Eron has never threatened Zoe, and has actually encouraged all of GamerGate to treat her with dignity, and respect. If only she would afford Eron the same courtesy.
I have one more post with all the police reports and screenshots from the court transcript. Eron was definitely railroaded, and the judge doesn’t even come close to being fair during the proceedings. As a result of all this, Gjoni has been muzzled and cannot speak out properly in his own defense. So, what to do? Raise money and fight the bastards through the appellate process, of course!
I still haven’t heard what Eron’s stretch goal will be for reaching $15,000, but I’m sure it will be good. But the thing I’m more interested in is the precedent a case like this could set. True, it’s only one state (Massachusetts). Still, I think this could inspire others to fight unjust gag orders. This type of thing happens a lot more often than you may think, and should be fought against everywhere. Some people don’t have the money. Hell, Eron didn’t until GamerGate came through. So you can see how a lot of guys just end up giving in to shitty judges and rigged systems.
We’ll see what happens. I’m going to do another couple short write-ups this morning. Lemme know what you think about this situation. Also, if any of you know the stretch goal, or have a hint, drop that as well (I don’t think it’s been revealed, though). One more thing: Eron is going to be at the #GGinBoston meetup this weekend. So check that out if you’re in the area.