Anti #Gamergate Journalist Allegedly Involved In Porn Sex Scandal
(Last Updated On: October 20, 2017)

Matt Hickey, a tech journalist and contributor to Forbes, Gizmodo and The Stranger, has been implicated in a series of events involving a pornography recruitment scandal.

Hickey recently made an article on Forbes back on March 18th, 2016 decrying and lambasting Microsoft for having scantily clad dancers at an after-party during the Game Developers Conference.

The journalist was also one of many within the tech sector who condemned #GamerGate, with an archive on Muck Rack showing Hickey stating…

“God bless @plante: http://www.theverge.com/2014/10/30/7131931/gamergate-is-dead Don’t be a part of Gamergate, people. It’s a bad gang. “

While condemning the hashtag used to expose scandals and ethical violations by journalists, it turns out that Hickey himself has become involved in an alleged sex scandal involving a pornographic recruitment agency.

According to a detailed report by The Stranger, an outlet based out of Seattle, Washington, it covers six encounters that Hickey allegedly had with women who were promised a “safe” route into the independent sector of the porn industry.

However, a route into porn never happened.

Hickey allegedly fabricated a fake Facebook profile named Deja Stwalley. The profile featured a young blonde in a blue dress who was posing as a pornographic recruiter for Blazing Angel, a production company that was purportedly operating out of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Stwalley would befriend women on Facebook looking to get into porn, and then have them visit Hickey’s place for a photoshoot and a sex session. The idea was that producers would eventually contact these young girls; but they never did.

Deja Stwalley, the porn recruiter, doesn’t actually exist for as far as the investigation is concerned. The name is based on Hickey’s school crush who bears the same name. The real Stwalley has nothing whatsoever to do with porn recruitment and was perturbed to find out that her name was being used to lure in young girls for sexual purposes.

Further investigations revealed that the location Stwalley gave for the Burning Angel company was just an empty hotel lot in Las Vegas. The Stranger tracked down the real company and asked if they had a recruiter there by the name of Deja Stwalley. The real Burning Angel responded noting that they don’t use independent recruiters.

After the allegations surfaced, The Stranger attempted to contact Matt Hickey about it. He declined to comment, saying that his lawyer advised him not to. Hickey’s response was simply…

“I agree [the situation is] weird and also ridiculous, but I’m sorry to say that at this point I can’t talk about anything specific, though I may in the future,”

According to a post on Kotaku in Action by the Disco_Hospital, Hickey has completely scrubbed his Twitter feed. He also removed all the content from his official website named MattHickey.com. The only thing there is the following image.

It’s possible this is another “Mattress Girl” or UVA rape case, but the evidence here is stacked cleanly and clearly against Hickey. It’s also difficult to reach out to him, and so far he’s evaded attempts for comment by stating that his lawyer has advised him not to say anything.

The only thing that remains is his Google+ page and his practically barren YouTube account. Someone in the comment section also linked to a page where it revealed that Matt Hickey was also butthurt.

The journalist had a cyst at the bottom of his spine at the upper part of his buttocks, causing him pain and discomfort. He was using GoFundMe to collect funds to get surgery, since he was perpetually butthurt.

The article on The Stranger attempts to paint a case where the women would like to get rape charges levied against Hickey, but others believe that fraud charges and a civil suit are more likely.

This marks yet another case of a journalist who was against #GamerGate and the call for ethics in journalism who was under investigation for a sex-related crime. In another separate case, Jian Ghomesi – famous within #GamerGate for interviewing individuals like Brianna Wu on CBC radio and labeling the hashtag as a harassment campaign – also came under fire for allegedly raping multiple women after it surfaced he was involved heavily into the BDSM culture, as reported by The Star. In yet another separate case, staunchly anti-#GamerGate advocate Sarah Nyberg also came under scrutiny for involvement with pedophilia in an expose by Breitbart.

It seems as if some of those who are against ethics in journalism are individuals who are simply against ethics, morals and human decency.


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  • One article said he was being charged with “second degree rape”. Wtf does that mean?

    Sex by fraud isn’t rape, or else every guy with beer goggles who slept with an ugly women loaded with makeup is second degree rape.

    • Second degree rape for having gotten the women drunk until they passed out and then had sex with them multiple times without consent.

  • Isn’t it funny how some moral compass puritanical crusaders of mainstream games journalism have such colourful antics in their private lives.

  • love the citation of butt hurt ness – ethics the gift that keeps on giving – kek

  • anopolis

    Reading this made me kinda sad…there are some vicious monsters out there…I guess I’m naive, but gawd dang son!! 20 years ago if you had told me the world would be acting as it is now, I would’ve chuckled at you. I hesitate to imagine what another 20 years will bring..guess thats why old men are so grumpy. Every generation sees the up and coming go full retard. Then that retard level, becomes standard…and goes full retard yet again from there. If only we could go back to the 50s…Maaaaayyyybeee minus some of that pesky racism though….yeah..less of that…keep the sexism though…that was just good fun.

  • Rakeela Deskairn

    Why do some people expect to see sexism everywhere? Well, one of the things that can cause this is if they personally are extremely sexist. Their brain will summon up all the potential sexisms. If this happens to someone who wants very badly not to be sexist, they’ll be tempted to blame others rather than themselves for their sexist thoughts. It’s like an old-days priest blaming a woman for “bewitching” them into thinking impure thoughts, rather than blaming their own libido.

    It’s not a universal error, but it’s also not an uncommon one. It saddens me to see gamers labeled with the sins of journalists.

    • anopolis

      thats an old truth, a cheat thinks everyone else is a cheat, same with liars, racists, and thieves. I try not to label anyone..even though I think everyone is a bunch of extremely handsome idiots…what does that mean I am?

  • GuitarAnthony

    The only sad thing is this situation will be it will be overshadowed by the Gawker bankruptcy/sale.

    That so many SJW’s are having their various perversions revealed after crying about that darn sexist GG is also funny. Worst GG ever had were a couple of catfishers.

  • Dgnfly

    The biggest sexsists are those that whine and bitch about sexsism considering most of these SJW turn out to be even biggest perverts.

  • Ever. Single. Time.

    People in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones, but nooo…

  • C G Saturation

    Typical hypocrite trying to misdirect from his own misdeeds. And this is only one guy who got caught. Imagine what kind of things the other manipulative lying assholes are doing behind closed doors. It’s a shame they’ll probably never get busted.

    • C G Saturation

      Billy, did you write cis instead of cyst on purpose?

      • Oh snap. You’re right. Thanks for catching that.

        That’s what happens when you hang around Twitter for too long.

        • No, keep it, it’s funny, lmao.

        • C G Saturation

          It was honestly hard to tell if it was on purpose or not.

  • Václav Lacina

    He is a scumbag. Ok.
    But to be fair, they are trying to paint him a rapist. This was fraud, not rape. Why does everything have to be RAPE FFS! If this happened as presented, he just ows those girls some whore money…

    • Elilla Shadowheart

      There’s a few states in the US that classify sex through deception as rape through deception. Though the laws are effectively “new” in the grand scheme of things, and there have been many successful challenges to it.

      Personally? There’s things that already cover this, as you said fraud. In some places this would be mischief especially Canada, unlike mischief in the US in Canada you can get up to 25 years in prison(aka life). Actions under false pretenses as well.

      • Václav Lacina

        Rape through deception? Wow, so girl lying about not having a boyfriend to have sex with a guy rapes him?

        • Those kind of fast and loose definitions do not sit well with me at all.

          • Elilla Shadowheart

            Not a fan of loose definitions myself. Luckily the case law, and laws themselves are generally more clear. And in the cases where this has come to trial, sanity usually prevails.

        • Elilla Shadowheart

          Not quite. More along the lines of a person(not necessarily a guy) under false pretenses using various methods to engage in sexual activity.

          A couple of simple examples: In the UK, a lesbian wore a strap on to engage in sexual activity while claiming to be a male. The victim, did not know this and believed they were a male. That’s classified as rape by deception. In the US a women was asleep and penetrated by a man whom she believed to be her BF. It was in fact her BF’s brother, he walked in exposing this and he ran for it. Now one could argue that she had a fling and was exposed, the court ruled otherwise.

          • Václav Lacina

            Then I still don’t believe this was the case. Here they agreed to sleep with this particular guy for (opportunity to make) money. Unlike your examples, the issue is purely on the bussiness side of the story, it is not concerning sexual integrity of the girls…

          • Elilla Shadowheart

            I agree, in the very worst it’s a case of false pretenses(soliciting as a scout, while not being one).

    • Mr Lizard

      It’s the old casting couch scam. Been around since the 70s, and probably involves more weed and less coke these days

    • Travoltron

      These are his fellow SJWs that he worked with in Seattle that are writing these articles. He broke the Faustian SJW pact he signed when he started his journo career, so he is now being publicly flogged and executed as punishment. They’re eating him alive and the feministas that write these articles can get more social justice points in doing so.

  • Hawk Hopper

    Also, this is just a golden quote from a guy who attacked people who didn’t believe the media’s narrative about gamers:

    Don’t believe everything you read, please.
    I’ll have more to say soon when I’m able to.

  • Hawk Hopper

    “HOW DARE MICROSOFT USE FEMALE DANCERS… it gets me so angry and triggered that I need to trick some women in having sex with me.”- Matt Hickey

  • Yikes! I think Mr. Hickey is just as bad or worse on his hypocrisy when it comes to sex as Arthur Gies.