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.
Instead, she hires high-priced attorneys, and tells them to make her detractors shut-up. Lucky for us, and for the original Reddit poster (anonoben), we’re not Eron. And I don’t give a fuck about Zoe, or her lawyers. Free speech will always win out.
Here’s the description of how the actual hearing went for Eron, after Zoe said a bunch of bullshit about him to the judge:
I will speak on my client’s behalf, and then acquiesce to my client. Zoe Quinn is a public figure and criticism of public figures is protected free speech (with the specific example of criticism of her interaction with TFYC). ZQ was already receiving harassment before Eron’s blog post. Eron has never threatened ZQ with violence and has never encouraged anyone to threaten ZQ with violence. Thezoepost was a story about Eron’s life experiences and did not even include ZQ’s real name.
Eron:[Did not get to speak at all because the judge cut his attorney off to ask more questions of the plaintiff]
The judge didn’t really say much and started writing half way through the arguments.
*He did not allow Eron’s attorney to cross examine the plaintiff
*He did not allow admission of Eron’s evidence
*He refused the Attorney’s first amendment objection to the gag clause
*He mentioned nothing about his reasoning besides a vague reference to ‘intimidation’.
Order extended until x/x/2015
So, even though he never threatened Zoe, Eron Gjoni has been silenced by a judge, in the supposedly free United States of America. Is this really what it’s come to? The man has done nothing wrong. He wrote an article about his life. If Zoe Quinn had put up something similar, there would be scores of feminist ideologues who would support that. I’ve seen it happen already, with others. Their hypocrisy truly knows no bounds. People like Quinn and the SJWs will do whatever it takes to silence debate.
It’s up to those they are unable to silence to continue to speak out. Never stop poking your free speech thumb in their eyes. It drives them crazy, as you can see. Don’t be intimidated by their fascist tactics, as that’s exactly what they’re looking for. If we all stand up, they don’t have a chance.
Good luck silencing anon, Zoe.