Polygon Suspends Nick Robinson Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations
Polygon Nick Robinson
(Last Updated On: October 20, 2017)

[Update 8/11/2017: Polygon has fired Nick Robinson for flirting on social media.]

[Original article:] Polygon’s editor-in-chief Chris Grant posted a tweet recently indicating that video producer Nick Robinson has been suspended from the video game publication pending an investigation by parent company Vox Media.

The message was posted up on August 4th, 2017 by Grant, following a string of complaints by activists, games journalists and those who identify as part of the progressive media.

This all began after Nick Robinson made an insulting tweet about the developers of Overcooked back on August 2nd, 2017 following a video posted up by Digital Foundry pointing out the game’s performance issues on the Nintendo Switch.

The tweet Robinson made kicked up a number of responses from people claiming that Nick could help the Overcooked developers if he hadn’t been spending so much time in the Twitter DMs of women working in the games industry.

NeoGaf collected a number of tweets from people speaking out against Robinson, putting together a timeline of persecution, as more and more females claimed that Robinson had been a sexual predator in the online space.

Even Kotau’s Gita Jackson chimed in claiming that this happens more often than it’s reported on, mentioning in a number of tweets

“When someone preys on you sexually or manipulates you, or misrepresents situations to gain your consent, it’s hard not to blame yourself. This has happened to me more than I’d like to admit, and each time I return to the refrain ‘I should have known better.’

 

“If you’re wondering why you never see receipts for some of the gross behavior of powerful [people] in a given field, just think a [little] bit harder.”

The swell of accusations became too much for Chris Grant to ignore, and thus, he made a public statement about suspending Robinson pending the investigation by Vox. This resulted in a chorus of praise for Polygon taking action against Robinson.

For as far as the records show, Nick Robinson was not an avid anti-#GamerGate pundit, despite working for Polygon who is staunchly anti-#GamerGate.

Robinson, however, did catch the ire of Anita Sarkeesian in a previous encounter when he quipped that people enjoyed pleasuring themselves while looking at the voluptuously designed fox character Krystal from Star Fox Adventures on the Nintendo GameCube, a purely mediocre 3D adventure game that tried to be more like The Legend of Zelda than the traditional Star Fox experience. Know Your Meme chronicled the fallout involving Robinson’s comments about Krystal.

YouTuber Netscape also compiled a video of how Robinson was chastised by Sarkeesian for inferring that Krystal was an attractively made character.

This sort of witch-hunting based on unproven allegations is frequent within the Social Justice community. We’ve seen other SJWs such as Sunil Patel lose book deals based on evidence-free allegations, and Citizen Radio’s male feminist co-host, Jamie Kilstein also had to resign following claims of sexual misconduct.

Only a few cases have actually resulted in evidence surfacing regarding these male feminists being legitimately dangerous predators, such as the former NeoGaf moderator Christopher John Goldberg, who had child pornography on his computers, and Matt Hickey, who was arrested and charged for raping multiple women.

In this case, we don’t actually know if Robinson is guilty of the crimes he’s being accused of, but according to the law of Social Justice Warriors, you always “listen and believe” the victims whether or not they have evidence for their claims.

I was unable to reach Chris Grant for comment regarding the suspension of Nick Robinson because he has me blocked on Twitter.


[Update:] New information has come to light, as the first few screenshots of direct messaging between Nick and another Twitter user have been posted up.  The direct messages show an exchange between the two that contains some innuendo. The Twitter user claims that “[Nick] wasn’t the best flirt”. Previously journalists and social justice advocates had publicly advised people on social media not to ask for “receipts” or proof, and that it was a private matter.

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  • Mooki

    So he flirted with her and she flirted back and now HE is a s3xual predator ?…

  • Barry Wilson

    I see they found another witch. I wonder what sorcery he’s being accused of

  • Bea

    In the end I just know he’s going to be fired even if no strong proof against him materializes. If they keep him after this, even if he prostrates himself on a bed of burning coal as an apology for his behavior/interactions they’d say that Polygon is ignoring the suffering of the women who accused him to protect him. I’m sure misogyny, female oppression, and rape culture will be peppered in the accusations as well.

    To protect themselves he has to go and they’ll make a statement about being better.

    • Bea

      Called it.
      Not that it isn’t hard to do.
      Knew there Google memo guy was gone as soon as it was labeled anti diversity and certain people in the progressive crowd called for his head. Even if they agreed with him & wanted to keep him they’d have to deal with being labeled sexist, racist, anti diversity, then boycotts, strikes, and more exposed info.

      Just waiting for someone to take a job there and take a recording into one of those secret meetings (it’ll be illegal but it’ll start something).

  • In my opinion, Nick Robinson is suffering the same problem Toby Turner (Tobuscus) went though a similar allegations.

  • men-are-retards

    this website sucks

    • this website sucks [the dick of awesome]

      FTFY

    • durka durka

      All websites will suck form now on, google will make sure of it.

  • durka durka

    Aint he the guy who said that joke in the new wolfenstein is the best thing he has seen in video games in a while?

  • Kylis

    Krystal is a fox (in more ways than one), not feline.

    • Thanks, made the correction.

  • Lance Pierce

    I’d heard he was leveraging his position in the industry to blackmail people into sending him nudes and stuff. These screenshots are just cringeworthy teenage garbage flirting. Weird that the guy still texts like a 16 year old in his mid-twenties, but I’d certainly hope there’s more to it than this if people are calling him a sexual predator.

    • nothingtosee

      Yeah this exaggeration is the very damaging thing. It ruins credibility of accusers and downplays experiences of real sexual violence victims.

  • Terror Instinct

    It’s kind of ridiculous to think that a guy responsible for some of Polygons most popular series would get fired because he didn’t “fit the mold” or whatever.
    Idk how serious this actually is but some of his actual friends and coworkers are cutting him out which “evil sjw” or not is pretty bad.

    It isn’t up to us to discuss the validity of these statements, the people involved are taking action and have way more info on the specifics of the story than us.

  • FailDRE86

    I can’t see Madaline’s tweets they’re now protected

    • Archive links should still work.

    • Mooki

      Of course they are. Otherwise everyone would see how she was playing the flirt game just as much and how she was having fun and not a victim.

  • IHav

    It’s really not supposed to be “always believe the victims”, though a lot of naive people do interpret it that way.

    It’s usually supposed to be, “take these allegations seriously, but don’t force the victim or the accused to have to publicly air personal/private stuff”. Not blind belief, but also don’t immediately dismiss them for not immediately dumping all this shit they might uncomfortable sharing or recounting, or might end up facing backlash for for whatever reason.

    Make sure the issue is looked into but exercise some discretion.

    And ideally they want NR and his employers to know his behavior isn’t okay, without having to air his private texts and/or completely annhilate his career. At least, that’s a sentiment I’ve heard from a lot of people directly involved.

    Sadly a lot of people aren’t capable of acknowledging this and either want to start a witch Hunt or oppose what they believe to be one. Everything has to be polarized, and I blame SJWs and anti-SJWs equally for this shit.

    • IHav

      Basically, I agree people are kinda witch hunting. I just want it clear that the fault there is on the people who are jumping the gun and immediately deciding he is or isn’t guilty, not the people who want the issue looked into but aren’t necessarily willing to publicize receipts of proof.

      The more people demand condemnation without proof, the more others will demand proof be provided. Then more people will want to defend the victims by saying proof isn’t necessary, so more people will believe that the victims had no proof in the first place and are just inciting people. Really they should all just wait till the people at involved can sort things out more.

      As is usually the case, random third parties get overly involved ruins everything.

      • Mr.Towel

        Well, they shouldn’t demand condemnation without proof to begin with. The line of causality starts with heir sperging, not the people reacting to their stupidity.

        • IHav

          Yeah, I’d say certain elements of the “SJW” side were the instigator in this instance, though that’s not always the case in my experience.

          And really as far as I’m concerned, what’s happening at the moment is all in the same bucket of gun jumping and band wagoning, regardless of which band wagon they’re on or who started it. Other people being unreasonable should never be an excuse.

          • Mr.Towel

            Bandwagon what? People are treating the guy as guilty without any sort of proof made available to the public. If they can’t make it public yet, they should let the accusations run in private. It’s their bullshit. You’re just blaming the guilt in everyone to wash your hands and signal how different you are. You’re not making sense, not from a logical point of view.

            They came with the bullshit, if the shit is stinking, it’s on them, not us.

          • IHav

            “People are treating the guy as guilty without any sort of proof made available to the public.”
            That’s what I meant by bandwagon?

            “If they can’t make it public yet, they should let the accusations run in private.”
            From what I can tell of that NeoGaf thread they mostly were, one subtweet made a bunch of random people pick up the scent of drama and run with it. Anyone who might actually have real information pertaining to it probably didn’t know this was all gonna blow up, so I doubt they’d collected evidence or prepared a formal accusation. I’m not saying this evidence necessarily even exists, but I’m willing to wait to see if anything substantial comes out of it or not.

            “You’re just blaming the guilt in everyone to wash your hands and signal how different you are.”
            No. I said the instigators are the people who started making premature accusations. I would definitely say it’s primarily their fault. But there’s nothing concrete about these claims to even contest at the moment, and just dismissing them or calling them out is only going to incite them further. I’m really more concerned with how this plays out and how to address the issue going forward than with assigning blame or damning rumors.

            And when I say there are multiple band wagons- I mean I don’t want to be assuming that it’s all true or that it’s all lies right off the bat. I’ve seen both of these stances taken with little actual basis, and both contribute to even more polarized and non-constructive discussion. I’m not saying one is worse or more to blame than the other, just that I think they’re both not helpful and not worth addressing.

            I don’t think it’s particularly different or special to say that, I’ve seen a lot of people do the same. And if I was trying to seem different (for attention?), why would I do it here?

            “You’re not making sense, not from a logical point of view.”
            You haven’t really directly addressed any points I’ve made except the word “bandwagon” so you’ll have to elaborate?

            “They came with the bullshit, if the shit is stinking, it’s not on us”
            Who’s us? If the stuff I’m describing doesn’t apply to you then you’re probably not among the people I’m talking about?

          • Mr.Towel

            To me, it seems you’re pigeonholing this whole community to the “scoffing bandwagon”, the people who dismiss everything, when most of us are ,in fact, on the wait and see approach, we’re only calling out the people condemning him without proof, because we’ve seen it before. If that wasn’t your angle, I sincerely apologize, I misinterpreted your posts. It was my mistake.

          • IHav

            “People are treating the guy as guilty without any sort of proof made available to the public.”
            That’s what I meant by bandwagon?

            “If they can’t make it public yet, they should let the accusations run in private.”
            From what I can tell of that NeoGaf thread they mostly were, one subtweet made a bunch of random people pick up the scent of drama and run with it. Anyone who might actually have real information pertaining to it probably didn’t know this was all gonna blow up, so I doubt they’d collected evidence or prepared a formal accusation. I’m not saying this evidence necessarily even exists, but I’m willing to wait to see if anything substantial comes out of it or not.

            “You’re just blaming the guilt in everyone to wash your hands and signal how different you are.”
            No. I said the instigators are the people who started making premature accusations. I would definitely say it’s primarily their fault. But there’s nothing concrete about these claims to even contest at the moment, and just dismissing them or calling them out is only going to incite them further. I’m really more concerned with how this plays out and how to address the issue going forward than with assigning blame or damning rumors.

            And when I say there are multiple band wagons- I mean I don’t want to be assuming that it’s all true or that it’s all lies right off the bat. I’ve seen both of these stances taken with little actual basis, and both contribute to even more polarized and non-constructive discussion. I’m not saying one is worse or more to blame than the other, just that I think they’re both not helpful and not worth addressing.

            I don’t think it’s particularly different or special to say that, I’ve seen a lot of people do the same. And if I was trying to seem different (for attention?), why would I do it here?

            “You’re not making sense, not from a logical point of view.”
            You haven’t really directly addressed any points I’ve made except the word “bandwagon” so you’ll have to elaborate?

            “They came with the bullshit, if the shit is stinking, it’s not on us”
            Who’s us? If the stuff I’m describing doesn’t apply to you then you’re probably not among the people I’m talking about?

          • IHav

            Also what am I washing my hands of here? This doesn’t even involve me in the first place…

          • IHav

            Also what am I washing my hands of here? This doesn’t even involve me in the first place…

          • Mr.Towel

            Bandwagon what? People are treating the guy as guilty without any sort of proof made available to the public. If they can’t make it public yet, they should let the accusations run in private. It’s their bullshit. You’re just blaming the guilt in everyone to wash your hands and signal how different you are. You’re not making sense, not from a logical point of view.

            They came with the bullshit, if the shit is stinking, it’s on them, not us.

    • William Burr

      Wrong wrongety wrong wrong wrong. “Extraordinary claims demand extraordinary evidence” is the only sustainable way to treat such things. Sexual misconduct is a big, big claim with great big, life-altering consequences for the subject of such accusations, whether or not they come out in the wash as true or not. They should be met with openness to the possibility, but unless accompanied by good reason, make that capital-R “Reason,” default skepticism.

      Humans lie. They lie for gain, they lie because it’s the path of least resistance, they lie for revenge, they lie because they’re hungry, they lie if they’re having a bad day, they lie to make a lame story more exciting, they lie to make a story out of thin air. The default human condition is lying in one form or another, from malicious prosecution to courtesy to rumor-mongering to camp fire tale.

      “Discretion” doesn’t go nearly far enough. Outright rejection until even cursory proof is provided, is the only way to prevent harm, and to prevent the incentivization of witch-hunting.

      • IHav

        Hit me with wrongety. Damn.
        Also: That whole middle paragraph was just a cynical jerk-off session — was it really necessary?

      • IHav

        I’m not saying there should be any laxness in how these claims are verified. That is in no way inherently tied to discretion, except, again, among people with a naive Interpretation of it.

        And I don’t not want proof, I want both the accusers and the aggressive skeptics popping up to lay off until proof can (or can’t) be presented in conscious and constructive way.

        What I don’t want is every little smidgen of involved parties’ private texts and interactions aired indiscriminately to every random schmuck on the internet – out of the immediate fervor of witch hunting and/or hasty attempts to prove to the world they aren’t lying.

        Also of note: this all spiraled out of a joking subtweet. People who might actually have something to say wouldn’t have had time to prepare their case before the rest of the internet picked up the scent of half baked drama and ran with it. Assuming they are out there, cut those people some slack.

        ——
        “Outright rejection until even cursory proof is provided, is the only way to prevent harm, and to prevent the incentivization of witch-hunting”

        At this point that’s just fueling it. (What are your references for effective anti-witch-hunt tactics?)

        If NR had been fired or blacklisted by Polygon with no evidence, then I can see the argument to fighting back and demanding proof. That’s a very concrete, visible failure of the people who were in a position to demand proof and had the responsibility to be skeptical.

        Or if a substantial or formal public accusation was presented that was somehow lacking or being misconstrued/exaggerated, then we would be in a position to say the information explicitly being presented to us is insufficient or misleading.

        But at the point where the issue is still being looked into (it was a tentative suspension, not a punitive one) and no concrete claims have been put forward, it’s just people getting pointlessly riled up about hearsay- on both sides.

        Rumor mongering sucks, but until that culminates in any sort of real accusations/consequences that can be addressed realistically, it’s not really something you can combat. Especially not in the way you’re suggesting.

        ——–
        TLDR
        I’m with you on not accepting claims without cursory proof, but I’m not going to go so far as rejecting them either. Both seem like unnecessarily aligning myself with no concrete information simply because everyone else is.

        And I don’t see why not assuming he’s a predator without evidence, means I should believe the accuser is lying until evidence is provided. That just seem like redirecting the bias. It’s “innocent until proven guilty” not “framed until proven guilty”.

        • William Burr

          Are you not capable of reserving your opinion until you have reason to form one?

          There’s a space between “I believe she’s lying” and “I believe he’s guilty.”

          • IHav

            “Are you not capable of reserving your opinion until you have reason to form one?”
            That’s the gist of what I’m saying I’m trying to do.

            “There’s a space between “I believe she’s lying” and “I believe he’s guilty.””
            That’s the gist of what I was trying to say to you.

            I was considering that you were advocating people assume accusers were lying until proven otherwise; I got that impression from that whole rant about lying combined with the “outright rejection stuff”. Though that wasn’t really the thing I was most trying to address. (Probably shouldn’t have put it in the TLDR, it was sort of an afterthought).

            More what I wanted to say was
            – Discretion doesn’t come at the cost of skepticism. (First 3 paragraphs)
            – I’m not going to set out with the mindset of rejecting claims. If you were advocating a neutral, unbiased approach, then I misinterpreted you — that’s not what I associate with “outright rejection”

          • William Burr

            That is literally what rejection means. It means not buying in until you’ve been given reason to. It does not mean “wEEEEeeeEEEeellll okay, I’ll treat your supposition super super seriously even though you haven’t provided a single shred of actual reason to besides your say-so.”

            You’re having tremendous difficulty getting this. The default stance, given lack of any positive supporting evidence, is not to entertain, it is to say “Show me or fuck off.” If you want to bend that in the other direction, “You are lying,” that’s another positive claim. That’s not it either.

          • IHav

            “Are you not capable of reserving your opinion until you have reason to form one?”
            That’s the gist of what I’m saying I’m trying to do.

            “There’s a space between “I believe she’s lying” and “I believe he’s guilty.””
            That’s the gist of what I was trying to say to you.

            I was considering that you were advocating people assume accusers were lying until proven otherwise; I got that impression from that whole rant about lying combined with the “outright rejection stuff”. Though that wasn’t really the thing I was most trying to address. (Probably shouldn’t have put it in the TLDR, it was sort of an afterthought).

            More what I wanted to say was
            – Discretion doesn’t come at the cost of skepticism. (First 3 paragraphs)
            – I’m not going to set out with the mindset of rejecting claims. If you were advocating a neutral, unbiased approach, then I misinterpreted you — that’s not what I associate with “outright rejection”

        • William Burr

          Are you not capable of reserving your opinion until you have reason to form one?

          There’s a space between “I believe she’s lying” and “I believe he’s guilty.”

      • IHav

        My comments got marked a spam, as did my attempts to reformat them. I’ll just do this.

        https://pastebin.com/kwPVqWje
        In case they don’t clear.

        • Sorry about that. Disqus tried to erase you from the comment section. Apparently they thought your comments were “wrongthink”. I’ve approved and whitelisted your account, so you should be good to go.

          • IHav

            I’ll just delete all the repeats. Less of a mess.

          • IHav

            Thanks.

  • Jonathan Gantz

    Wow you went from “dozens of ppl have corroberated that hes harrassed ppl” to ” feminists are always wrong. Men have never done anything wrong except for that pedophile and rapist”. The only time i see someone say “sjw” in a negative way they are usually a trump supporter

    • What exactly is your point? Or are you just butthurt your worldview isn’t politically represented in the article?

    • nothingtosee

      Implying that trump supporters are any less retarded as hillary supporters are.
      Also very nice manifestation of “its OK when we do it” darling.

      Using “SJW” derogatory is bad, but using “Trump supporter” derogatory is OK.

  • the cheese

    There are actual literal screenshots of proof that are being used in said investigation but y’all sitting here still crying “bleeeeh SJW’s have no proof”

    • That’s because all over Twitter people are calling for this guy’s job and NO ONE has posted anything substantial to prove that he deserves to be canned.

      I’m not saying he’s innocent, I’m saying what I’ve always said: evidence or shut up.

    • Clicks Clacks

      User “the cheese” is a serial rapist, screenshot this as evidence for the pending trial please.

    • William Burr

      Yeah those screenshots are out now. They’re shit. The sum of it is some mildly awkward, bi-directional, consensual flirting. (Insert Price is Right “you lost” tune here)

      The sum of the damaging evidence is a gaggle of fucking morons yelling “Ew gross!” over and over again.

  • Fenrir007

    SJWs are some whacky people. They will go into a mob frenzy over opportunistic allegations made on twitter and just roll with it with no proof. Social Justice is simply Mob Justice.

  • Bonnie Cavanaugh

    Interesting ads given the topic.

  • crispyn64

    It really disturbs me how so many people have already condemned him, despite there being “no screencaps, no hard proof” -according to the Gaf thread documenting all this. I don’t know if any of these allegations are true, but I feel like if there was any proof, then it would be out there already. As if no one would screencap a Twitter DM of Nick Robinson from Polygon sexually harassing them. But maybe he’s the next Bill Cosby of games media, who knows.

  • William Burr

    Beta uprising! Throw him in the fire, everybody moves up a rung.

  • d0x360

    I managed to reach him and i made sure to let him know I approve of witch hunts because they really get the blood pumping.

    Nick is the last person to sexually harass anyone. I don’t give a shit what these idiots say. Show me some proof. Just 1 single piece of evidence you sick little shits

  • V_for_Vodka

    There should be some kind of an “unable to reach X for comment because of blocked on social media”-counter on this site.

    • I might make the counter visible…. it would really add some sweetness to all the spice on this site.

  • jlenoconel

    Why are so many anti GamerGate folk sexual deviants themselves?

    • ThyPancakeConsumed

      This case might be they simply got rid of him in cruel way. Kinda reminds me of James Dean/Deen who got accused of rapes by Stoya, after she… broke up with him after long time working and dating him.

      • Daredevil

        What are you talking about?

        • ThyPancakeConsumed

          Something you don’t comprehend or know apparently.

        • A porn actor got accused of raping a co-star on set. She made some fairly extreme claims about what sort of abuse he performed on her on set. The thing is, she was lashing out after he(she?) broke up, and all the claims she made was actually on video and people could see for themselves if they were true or not. They were not true.

          Nevertheless, her false allegations about him raping her on-set was picked up by the media and classified as “rape culture”, and he was guilty-without-trial. The news spread throughout the porn industry and some people refused to hire him or work with him again based on those claims. Even though they were demonstrably false.

          • Alistair

            Well billy what can I say, this is a hard one to answer.

            A porn star that he/she take all off their clothes and bonk like crazy on film then went on as rape scream by a fellow porn star right.

            That not gonna stand in court they both sign consent contract and get a hell a lot on dosh for doing SEX.

            Christ I wish I could bonk some pretty porn actress and called it a nice little earner. Especially the porn industry is a billion pound.

            Edit: well like I said above it should not stand up in court. If he follow her home then yes you could accuse him of rape but at a porn studio no frigging way, unless they all was in on it but I doubt that,

    • Kiryu

      Because they always project.

      • RichardGristle

        It’s like the ol’ “he who smelt it dealt it” rule with them. The more an SJW yells about someone being a bad person, the more likely it is that they have a 4 year old locked in their basement.

  • Galbador

    Wait, are they now attacking themselves?!

    • LurkerJK

      They do that all the effing time, say the wrong thing, look the wrong way, don’t virtue signal often enough, or just happen to fit the “triggering profile of the month” and you are DONE.

      They oppress themselves as much as they oppress others

      • Galbador

        No, honestly. This was new for me that SJWs are attacking themselves. This is actually funny.

        • nothingtosee

          Laci Green was good example lately, but this is going on since SJWs exist. All cults act the same.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FL5jSQY9d5o

          • Galbador

            This is very interesting. Thank you for the link. I’m glad that Laci woke up and now joined us again those idiots.

      • Barry Wilson

        “They oppress themselves as much as they oppress others”

        No wonder they get along so well with Muslims.

    • Mooki

      YEah lol. “progressive” media eating themselves.

      • Galbador

        But you know what’s funny? They’re called “progressive”, yet they don’t progress one bit XD

        • Mooki

          Which is why i always make a point of putting the word progressive in quotation marks ^^

          They are a insult to humanity and classical liberals. Which we used to be able to call liberals.

  • Alistair

    I see the comments infested with them I see, does it hurt for one of your own bias journalism elite like polygon faces sexual assault like other Anti-GG pretending to use The high moral standards.

    And lash out on gamers consumers, but only to find out you lot get caught time after time after time.

    I’m more surprised that neo-gaf had gathered evidence and the only choice the editor in chief of polygon is to suspend him till further notice doesn’t mean he fired.

    What this tells us is, stop, think before you say everything that consider bullshit. As a gamer a consumer and Reader why does The journalists hate us so.

    It like you go to a butcher shop to buy some pork chops but you don’t expect the butcher to call you names.

    And that what the journalists, And some Devs are doing.

    Co founder for the new COD you are a racist please buy my censored product if you don’t The you must be one. lol 😂

    Edit: of course it up for the Law to take it course.

  • Disqusted

    Again proving that the mainstream preachers are all the biggest offenders, same with preachers everywhere else.

    Even if this guy turns out to be innocent, it doesn’t reflect well on his employers that they appear to keep hiring less than stellar people. Not that they care about what people think of them as game sites, when their primary goal is Soros propaganda.

    Maybe Nick would have time to help the Overcooked devs out if he wasn’t in every woman in games’ DMs all the time

    Haha! Burrrn.

    Really, though. If this guy’s supposed behavior was that widespread and wellknown, what took them so long? They’re too busy roasting innocent gamers and bullying game devs to pay attention.

    • tajlund

      Probably building up evidence in case he “betrayed the agenda”.

      • Mooki

        Google Style !

    • Mooki

      but how can he be guilty of anything. They even admit it themselves. He was flirting and basically making known to them he wants to get a bj.

      So what do they expect from a judge in court ?that they will arrest him for it?

  • Jesus Christ

    When they tell you to listen and believe, remind them that ISIS requires the same.

  • ParasiteX

    Who needs this silly thing as proof, amirite? Listen and Believe!

  • pocketmonstrosity

    I love how you say there’s no evidence when there are multiple accounts from people who claim to have had this happen to them. It seems you’re not aware of legal systems but peoples accounts are evidence. Then again we live in a country where women can have multiple witnesses and have their assaulter admit to their crime and still have the assaulter get off scott free and not have it ruin their career. Guess it’s women’s mistake for not having dicks.

    • People lying on Twitter isn’t evidence, unless you can prove otherwise.

      • pocketmonstrosity

        Like I said, testimonies are in fact evidence in court. As far as hard evidence, most people aren’t going to save some sort of message of someone sexually harassing them, whether they know he’s high profile or not. If they didn’t know before they likely deleted it without a thought. If they do know he’s high profile, they most likely won’t because people will say things like “this is photoshopped.” or “where’s the evidence?” when the evidence is clearly right in front of their face, and delete to prevent a reminder of such a thing.

        • Like I said, testimonies are in fact evidence in court.

          Not when they’re fake:
          https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/business/media/rape-uva-rolling-stone-frat.html

          • the cheese

            Please show me what proof or evidence you have that these women are lying and that their testimony is fake

          • That’s not how it works you dingus. The burden of proof is on the accuser. YOU have to proof it’s not fake.

          • tajlund

            Not in their universe. They have inverted everything. It is now guilty until proven innocent, and the burden of proof is now on the accused. Bizarro world.

            Interesting that the only evidence currently shows completely consensual interactions, however. I don”t doubt the guy may be a dirtbag, but please, if this is all they can get, they have a problem. (Or maybe not since the accusation is enough to end careers. I know where I’m coming from, I was in the military during the KKKlinton era and saw many careers destroyed by accusations of sexual harassment, even once proven false it didn’t matter, it was over for the accused.)

          • I think what’s really telling about all of this is just how rapidly it devolved into a witch hunt based on literally nothing. Basically just a bunch of people saying “Yeah, I know a guy who knew him who also knew someone who said some things about him.” It’s a game of telephone where the consequences of getting it wrong means someone’s livelihood is at stake.

            Also, I don’t doubt you at all about this kind of stuff ending careers in the military whether they’re true or not. I imagine a lot of dudes are probably frightened to have a female on the team.

          • tajlund

            It was horrifying, you literally could have your career ended for giving a female a less than perfect evaluation.

          • Barry Wilson

            It is telling, especially since most of these people who are suddenly coming out of the woodwork spend all day on twitter, and you know damn well they would’ve put this guy on blast the second he remembered he’s a man and said or did something remotely “inappropriate”.

          • A Hyena

            So far, what little proof shown I’ve been able to find just makes him seem like he’s just a bit awkward and inappropriately flirty

    • Disqusted

      We also live in countries where women can make up complete bullshit, their friends will chime in to support them, and innocent men go to jail while the women get off scot-free even if they were complicit in a crime.

      Guess it’s men’s mistake for having dicks.

      • PouchMouse

        Look up the actual statistics of this; the number of false rape claims, that have been found to have conflicting or even INSUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE, is less than 1%.

        The legal system is still very much innocent until proven guilty, not innocent until possibly guilty.

        The fact that the myth of a false claim epidemic has taken hold is yet another facet of widespread misogyny. Women are meant to stay silent, and allow their abusers to use them as they wish.

        If these testimonies are presented as evidence, then these accounts have been accessed by Twitter staff after given warrant. Even deleted messages can still often times be dug up in the back end. A testimony is a testimony, but testimonial evidence means they have physical proof beyond something that can be written of as “Photoshopped”.

        This isn’t an attack on men. This is an attack on abusers. Remember that. We’ll see how this pans out. If he’s innocent, he should walk free and I hope he does. If not, then I hope he burns.

        • If these testimonies are presented as evidence, then these accounts have been accessed by Twitter staff after given warrant. Even deleted messages can still often times be dug up in the back end. A testimony is a testimony, but testimonial evidence means they have physical proof beyond something that can be written of as “Photoshopped”.

          Well said. Hopefully we’ll get an actual incontrovertible verdict on the whole thing soon.

        • nothingtosee

          I actually do believe accusers.
          But as someone earlier mentioned, so far I havent seen much more than “him being a bit awkward and inappropriately flirty”. I am sure this kind of behavior is unacceptable for feminists websites like Polygon, but to call him sexual predator and compare those girls with victims of actual rapes is too much.

          I find this sort of grasping for straws the most disgusting and very disrespectful to victims of actual violent gang rapes that are happening in UK and Sweden for example, but feminists dont even want to hear about those if perpetrators are immigrants.

    • RichardGristle

      Are you actually trying to say that women have a more difficult time in social and judicial settings in the United States?

      I really hope you aren’t.

  • twigs

    “i was unable to reach chris grant because he has me blocked on twitter”

    but your writing is so unbiased and kind! gosh. can’t imagine why

    • but your writing is so unbiased and kind! gosh. can’t imagine why

      What’s that supposed to mean?

      • pocketmonstrosity

        It’s pretty straightforward dude. You’re extremely biased and abrasive. I’d love to hear who else you’re blocked by on twitter

        • I’m blocked by a lot of people. But it’s not straightforward at all and it doesn’t answer my question dingus.

          • pocketmonstrosity

            Alright I did answer your question. But let’s reverse engineer the original statement just to make sure you get the answer

            “your writing is so unbiased”
            Sarcasm because you have extreme bias in your writing.

            “and kind!”
            Once against sarcasm because you are constantly rude to others both in comment sections, and in your articles in general.

            “can’t imagine why”
            He can imagine why you would be blocked because he assumes you said biased and rude things to Chris Grant and earned your status of being blocked by him on twitter.

            I’m afraid it can’t be explained any clearer.

          • He can imagine why you would be blocked because he assumes you said biased and rude things to Chris Grant and earned your status of being blocked by him on twitter.

            If anyone has proof this ever happened, feel free to present it. Otherwise it’s a load of bollocks, and you’re essentially advocating for digitally lynching a man (Robinson) based on hearsay and you don’t want people asking questions or obtaining facts.

            This says a lot about you, ace. And I imagine you only think this way because you’re either a blind white knight, or you’re possibly just like the other people we consistently write about getting caught being pedos, rapists and assaulters. Feel free to take your pick.

          • pocketmonstrosity

            Man, you’ve used the exact statement of getting caught as a pedo, rapist, or assaulter numerous times on people calling out pedophiles, rapists, or assaulters? It’s almost like you don’t know how to create a real argument and insist on strawmanning any person who disagree with you. Sure says a lot about you, ace.

            And I’m not supporting a digital lynching, I’m supporting the actions taking against him. And supporting the victims who have gained the confidence to come forward and confess.

          • It’s almost like you don’t know how to create a real argument and insist on strawmanning any person who disagree with you

            Not when we’ve seen this behavior happen multiple times before as evidenced in the article, where testimonies without any corroborating evidence have been levied against people based on hearsay, costing them jobs and social status. You’re in here drinking down the digital lynch-mob’s menstruation like a Pepsi cola and there’s ZERO evidence to corroborate a publicly trending career-crucifixion of someone based on NOTHING. Literally, nothing.

            And I’m not supporting a digital lynching, I’m supporting the actions taking against him

            The actions taken against him based on what? He’s already being lynched and you already agree with those action… but based on what?

            And supporting the victims who have gained the confidence to come forward and confess.

            What victims?

          • pocketmonstrosity

            Based on testimonies by the victims he has harassed. I would like to bring up his friends refusing to defed him in this scenario, but that’s more evidence of issues of his character. Gosh I hope you never get called in for jury duty. You act like there are more examples of this sort of thing being fake, than not. I could spend all night bringing up cases of people getting away with sexual harassment, rape, etc. and being provenly guilty. Anita Hill, multiple cases with Bill Clinton that aren’t even monica lewinsky, hell our own president, just to name some of the most notable.

            I hope your rap sheet doesn’t including raping, assaulting, or being a pedophile, otherwise someday you’re gunna have a lot of egg on your face.

            Honestly, if you could take off your blinders and get a slice of empathy for women have been affected by this sort of stuff, then I might consider continuing this conversation. But for now I guess you’ll just keep shouting at victims and only ever considering what someone has to say when they’re vomiting what you’ve already said right back in your mouth. It’s a great way to think you’re right, but a terrible way to grow as a person.

            Hope you’re satisfied with your life.

          • Based on testimonies by the victims he has harassed.

            Who are they and how many?

            I would like to bring up his friends refusing to defed him in this scenario,

            And oftentimes the mob disowns one of their own if they suspect he ratted them out. What’s your point?

            You act like there are more examples of this sort of thing being fake, than not.

            There are:
            https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/22/canada-man-twitter-harassment-not-guilty-gregory-alan-elliot

            http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450154/columbia-university-mattress-girl-emmas-sulkowicz-paul-nungesser-lawsuit-rape-accusation-exonerated

            http://www.nationalreview.com/article/450154/columbia-university-mattress-girl-emmas-sulkowicz-paul-nungesser-lawsuit-rape-accusation-exonerated

            http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4611776/Woman-faces-2-years-prison-fake-rape-claims.html

            I showed you mine, now it’s your turn to show me yours. Oh wait, you don’t have any evidence… you just listen and believe, even if a bunch of Twitteratti claimed YOU were a rapist and cost you your job and livelihood.

            I could spend all night bringing up cases of people getting away with sexual harassment, rape, etc. and being provenly guilty. Anita Hill, multiple cases with Bill Clinton that aren’t even monica lewinsky, hell our own president, just to name some of the most notable.

            Sure, I never said all cases were fake.

            I hope your rap sheet doesn’t including raping, assaulting, or being a pedophile, otherwise someday you’re gunna have a lot of egg on your face.

            Bwahahahaha.

            Honestly, if you could take off your blinders and get a slice of empathy for women have been affected by this sort of stuff, then I might consider continuing this conversation.

            Sure, but only if they’re actual victims. Zero empathy for liars and attention whores.

            Hope you’re satisfied with your life.

            Your tearful typing, cheeks soaked with salt, and defeatist attitude are all icing on top of a cake made from the money generated by your clicks. You bet your arse I’m satisfied with my life.

            https://68.media.tumblr.com/afdd89cf03070f15da44f4a9ad23fb88/tumblr_oajuolqiq81rj0ebfo1_500.gif

          • ThyPancakeConsumed

            “Based on testimonies by the victims he has harassed.”
            What victims? Who and where are they? When did they testified to police/fbi? I only see bunch of losers sittings in their twaters and other antisocial media, joining witch hunt. Provide proof you speak of or stfu.

            “Gosh I hope you never get called in for jury duty.”
            Gosh i hope people like you wont get chance to breed and multiply.

            “Anita Hill, multiple cases with Bill Clinton that aren’t even monica lewinsky, hell our own president, just to name some of the most notable.”
            Names and surnames are always started with capital letters no matter where in sentence they are. Clintons always been freaks. Some say Killary even belongs to some flesh eating cult, look it up. As it comes to Trump, he’s professional troll and rich guy, he knows what he wants. Women who accuse him of bad stuff were either ones he divorced (smart or rich men does not dump good wives) or some insecure barbie dolls joining witch hunts or seeking attention, just like Whorela Anderson started talking against porn when she got old and nobody wants her, because she sold herself in her youth everywhere she could. If you wanted to bring real cases you could’ve started with original night stalker/eastern bay rapist who got away with dozen of rapes and left some of creepest messages in victim’s answer machines back in late 20th century, but then again you are a moron who only gets his stuff from rainbow haired fat cows on twater.

            “I hope your rap sheet doesn’t including raping, assaulting, or being a pedophile, otherwise someday you’re gunna have a lot of egg on your face.”
            You do realize that can be arranged on anyone including you in matter of phone call right?

            “Honestly, if you could take off your blinders and get a slice of empathy for women have been affected by this sort of stuff, then I might consider continuing this conversation. But for now I guess you’ll just keep shouting at victims and only ever considering what someone has to say when they’re vomiting what you’ve already said right back in your mouth. It’s a great way to think you’re right, but a terrible way to grow as a person.”
            Oh playing “good guy i got empathy but not you” card arent you? You don’t even know what’s empathy you are just bent over moron. I bet you walk past homeless women on street without even considering giving them some money. Until proof and testimories will be present there are no victims you are just pulling shit outta your ass. Don’t lecture others about growing as person when your growth is stunted by 24/7 use of social media and consensual molestation performed on you.

            “Hope you’re satisfied with your life.”
            More satisfied than you obviously. Only miserables like you could go on and write such bs you did write. Grow up kid.

          • tajlund

            That’s just it, this person is throwing the word “testimonies” around like it means something. As far as I can see, there is no trial. THERE IS NO TESTIMONY without a trial. There are accusations. Welcome to bizarro world. He was tried in a media circle jerk, not a trial. He could be guilty as hell, but until there is a trial there is no “testimony”.

          • ThyPancakeConsumed

            Innocent until proven guilty is being phased out. I feel like i need to speak with someone who knows law.

        • nothingtosee

          For serious professional journalist to block people who criticize him on twitter is extremely unprofessional.
          And counterproductive, since we should listen to criticism to, you know, better ourselves.
          But based on how SJW ostracize anyone who even dares to talk to anybody from opposite camp… I guess people who still serve your cult dont have any other choice than to perpetual virtue signaling 24/7.
          SJWs are acting like world is upside down in many cases, so they prefer virtue signaling, echo chambers, and blind following over real principles, facing to constructive criticism and logical reasoning. In personal and professional life. Good luck with that.

      • Fun fun

        This should be fun.

    • Disqusted

      Kinda sounds like you meant to post this comment on Polygon or Kotaku.

      I’d be pretty abrasive too if everybody kept treating me like shit.

    • Mr.Towel

      Actually, it’s very likely Chris is using an autoblocker algorithm to block anyone who even only remotely associates with opposing political views.

      That SJW tolerance!

      Also, you don’t see the irony of trying to defend Polygon by calling others too biased, don’t you?

    • durka durka

      I dont think anyone in polygon is unbiased. Most mainstream news are full of biases.

  • draconian139

    Did you attempt to contact Robinson? I’d be interested in hearing his side.

  • Zufield

    I’m waiting for substantial evidence against the guy before I make my verdict. I may not like the guy, but I don’t want to jump the gun here.

    • You’re giving him a heck of a lot more of the benefit of the doubt than his own employers.

      • Zufield

        I dunno, man. I need more than his admission of furfaggotry–verified evidence, even–to even be convinced that he’s anything more than someone with shit taste.

  • Hawk Hopper

    Typical SJW behavior: “I heard things about what this guy was doing to womyn, but I didn’t do anything until everyone else joined in the witch hunt.”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/04fa608d012eb5bf4fd9f171d19e8c1e3c745c5a526c812cf5c0ccc3684a3c75.png

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9ba469d1e7bad6d670319aa8e5ec8e0ab2878cbde28936224d4da77b7af07a3b.png

  • m0r1arty
  • Γεώργιος Αρχαιοκαπηλίδης

    I bet they wanted to fire him earlier for daring to question their queen
    Anita.

    • PeterParkour

      If the SJWs don’t fuck him wherever he runs to.

    • LurkerJK

      Yeah, not even an attempt to defend him, they were just waiting for an excuse

      • IHav

        They’re looking into the issue. They didn’t fire him.

        • LurkerJK

          Since when SJWs “look into issues” ? normally they just call you whatever*ist and double down. They are in damage control mode

          • IHav

            I thought you were talking about Polygon, not random internet SJ folks.

            They’re a company first and foremost, looking into claims of sexual harassment is standard procedure.

    • IHav

      Most of the people involved aren’t fans of her. A lot of twitter progressives don’t really care for mainstream feminism.

      • Mooki

        But polygon readers do and they also populate twitter and the likes.