Matt Hickey, Anti #GamerGate Journalist Fined $332,000 For Porn Agency Scam
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(Last Updated On: April 7, 2017)

Tech journalist, male feminist, and anti-#GamerGate critic, Matt Hickey has been fined $332,000 for his fake porn agency recruitment scam that he used as a front in order to have sex with young women and take nude pictures of the women.

The Stranger has been keeping tabs on the court cases involving Hickey, and recently reported on the latest updates regarding his case. Due to Hickey failing to respond to the Attorney General’s motion from back in late 2016 for his anti-consumer antics of running a fake porn recruitment agency, the court decided to punish the former tech journalist for this rather large err.

The judge ruled that Hickey will be fined $300,000 in state penalties for violating 150 Washington state consumer protection laws, and he’s also being fined an additional $32,201 for court fees. According to lead attorneyAndrea Alegrett, they’re using Hickey to set example for anyone else attempting to engage in anti-consumer practices, saying…

“We obviously take this very seriously and will use all our tools to go after people who engage in this type of behavior,” Alegrett said. “We also hope that it encourages people who might not think of us as a resource to come to us.”

Hickey had been running the porn agency scam since 2006. Hickey had fabricated a fake identity using the name of his high-school crush, Deja Stwalley. The whole scam was obviously unbeknownst to the real Deja, and she was appalled to find out what Hickey had been doing. The story originally broke last June in 2016, and Hickey has been getting hit with legal trouble ever since.

The Attorney General sued Hickey for defrauding the women after the case began gaining widespread traction for the separate charges of Hickey being accused of second-degree rape, involving getting women drunk and then having sex with them multiple times while they were passed out.

Hickey denies the accusations.

However, shortly after the original story broke, Hickey fled Washington and took up residence in Las Vegas, where he began seeking out models once again for his supposed porn agency.

The reality is that the porn companies he supposedly represented denied having any affiliation with him. None of the women he supposedly attempted to recruit ever made it into the porn business because Matt Hickey had no connections with the porn industry.

All during this time Hickey had been advocating for sex-negativity on behalf of third-wave feminists. Hickey adopted the activism of a male feminist, attacking companies and the tech industry for its alleged “sexism”, including chastising Microsoft for hiring gogo dancers for an after party at the Game Developers Conference.. Hickey previously wrote for The Stranger, Forbes and Gizmodo.

Now it looks as if Hickey will not only be facing some potentially serious jail time for the rape charges, but will also have to pay the state for his anti-consumer antics.

(Main image courtesy of The Stranger)

(Thanks for the news tip Hawk Hopper)


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  • Travoltron

    ♫ I want to know why everyone I know …has gone Matt Hickey! ♫

  • m0r1arty

    I wonder when FemFreq will take a swing at the very real misogynists working in the games journalism field of the subculture they hate.

  • Raging Papist

    Awesome story, but this shouldn’t be a revelation to people. SJWs lie, double down, and project. They are all like this guy. They are scum.

  • Alistair

    Any bets that MSM will cover this story, or good old plain denial.

  • Mr.Towel

    https://img.memesuper.com/31deeb35691cbeed3e3d26dcf8bd59d2_karma-bitches-10th-rule-of-karma-meme-funny_407-405.jpeg

    I know this is a very sad situation for those girls who got abused by him, but I just can’t stop laughing.

    I’m going to hell for this.

  • durka durka

    Fucking hell man that picture…

    “that he used as a front in order to have sex with young women and take nude pictures of the women.”

    HOLY SHIT

    These people are scam.

  • SevTheBear

    Funny how most of the big anti- GG people is either loonies, liers or sexual predators xD

    • RichardGristle

      They all look like this guy too – while they mock actual gamers who are mostly just average Joe people.

      • SevTheBear

        Guess “supporting” feminism ain’t gonna do jack for this jerk xD

        • RichardGristle

          You mean even if he white knights on Twitter and calls gamers “toxic” and “problematic basement-dwelling neckbeards” he still won’t get that hot date with Anita and Zoe?!

          • SevTheBear

            Something like that 😛

      • It’s basically a bunch of goony beard-man beta males (even more beta than the average beta) who actually resent women because they can’t get women. So they project their insecurities and misogynistic tendencies onto the rest of the tech community as a way to compensate for their own bottled-up hatred. I suspect many of them probably come from broken homes with serious mother issues.

        • RichardGristle

          That’s actually a good point. I think their projecting and virtue-signaling has a lot to do with them finally finding a way to “fit in” – or at least be able to have 140 character conversations with – females for the first time.

          They just never got the memo that that’s not what women want, so while Ms. Feminist is out with Chad, he’s playing the “useful pet” part on NeoGaf.

    • EroBotan

      if the low tier anti gg grunts are like this, you can imagine how the bosses act!!

  • Disqusted

    Nice to see an asshole HOPEFULLY go to jail for once, instead of getting propped up on a pedestal by the mainstream and treated like the ultimate hero.

  • Keystone

    I wonder if he’ll still be complaining about how misogynistic gamers and Gamergate are when he gets assigned to Bubba’s cell in prison.

  • Bamf

    Deja Stwalley? That is the fakes sounding name I’ve ever heard.

  • Hawk Hopper

    On the main image, there seems to be a very faint meme getting blasted into dust.

    Anyways, it seems like the couple of times I bothered to search “Matt Hickey” the dude is in more and more shit. Serves ’em right. He could have been an open pervert, actually working in the porn industry and everything would’ve legal. I mean he’s disgusting and everything, but the porn world seems to be open to all types.

    Instead, he was a good little male feminist ally so he absolutely needed to weasel his way into sex. In one of the court documents, he even tried to tell one of his rape victims that he saved them from a potential rapist.

    He had to be so sex negative that he went through all this lying and scamming bullshit to get sex. He’s one of many male feminists, SJWs that is a rapist (allegedly as of now), so this isn’t an isolated case.

    https://twitter.com/Hawk_Hopper/status/821663411859836931

    • Bamf

      It’s hard to believe an unshaven, fat man with plastic sunglasses could have such a hard time getting laid.

      • Hawk Hopper

        He falsely promoted himself as some sort of a stud. He lived a complete lie that people only went along with because they thought they’d actually get real porn jobs.

        https://twitter.com/Hawk_Hopper/status/817276977455321088

      • daniel_ream

        He sure doesn’t look like the Backroom Casting Couch .Com guy. (no, I’m not linking to that here, use Google)