kashiyaek (kashiyaek) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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Polygon fires Nick Robinson following sexual harassment allegations + Nick Robinson's apology

Polgyon's editor-in-chief Chris Grant has posted an update regarding the situation with video producer Nick Robinson, who was accused of sexually harassing women within the gaming news industry, stating Nick Robinson and Polygon are officially parting ways.


Brief recap:

  • Here is a link to the previous post

  • People within the game industry were accusing someone of "hiding behind a soft and unassuming image to disguise predatory behaviour", referring to Nick Robinson

  • Eventually, after Nick Robinson made a rude tweet about the developers of Overcooked, Bloody Honey from Alpha Six Productions tweeted that "maybe Nick would have time to help the Overcooked devs out if he wasn't in every woman in games' DMs all the time"

  • This lead to many women coming forward about Nick Robinson having harassed them in the past (asking for nudes, making unwanted and persistent sexual avances), along with him apparently pining after an underaged girl (while being fully aware she was underage)

  • Nick Robinson is known for having a large following. Granted, when they did speak out some of the victims were forced to deactivate their Twitter account or lock it following harassment from Nick's fans







Sources: 1, 2, 3 and myself

i'm very iffy about the apology, it's certainly better than i expected but it's still shit lol and reads a lot like "i'm sorry my popularity made you feel uncomfortable" anyways i'm glad polygon is treating this correctly considering they are one of the few progressive gaming outlets out there
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