Enthusiast Gaming Settles Lawsuit Involving Russ Pitts’ Alt-Right, Nazi Accusations

The Escapist Lawsuit Settled

The parent company of Escapist Magazine, Enthusiast Gaming, decided it wasn’t worth the hassle of keeping the battle going and they decided to settle at the pre-trial on August 8th. Continue reading “Enthusiast Gaming Settles Lawsuit Involving Russ Pitts’ Alt-Right, Nazi Accusations”

The Escapist Editor-In-Chief Anthony John Agnello Laid Off Following Enthusiast Gaming Merger

The Escapist

Back in early June of 2019 Enthusiast Gaming and Luminosity Gaming announced a merger, in an attempt to leverage the e-sports community with Enthusiast Gaming’s goal to monetize that demographic. A month later the editor-in-chief at The Escapist, Anthony John Agnello, announced that he had been laid off by the parent company of the media outlet, Enthusiast Gaming. Continue reading “The Escapist Editor-In-Chief Anthony John Agnello Laid Off Following Enthusiast Gaming Merger”

Garwulf’s Corner Returns To Medium While Lawsuit Against Enthusiast Gaming Rages On

Hatred Garwulf's Corner

Robert B. Marks used to have a column over on the old Escapist Magazine website called Garwulf’s Corner. The series ran for a time up until Defy Media stepped away and eventually Enthusiast Gaming stepped in. As a way to rekindle the old archives and bring back a small slice of the internet culture from the yesteryears, Marks decided to re-upload all of Garwulf’s Corner to Medium.com. Continue reading “Garwulf’s Corner Returns To Medium While Lawsuit Against Enthusiast Gaming Rages On”

The Escapist Lawsuit: Russ Pitts Claims That Deleting Tweets Wasn’t Destroying Evidence

Russ Pitts

Additional court documents have been made available for public perusal courtesy of Robert B. Marks, who is suing Enthusiast Gaming after Russ Pitts made disparaging remarks about past staff and the community of The Escapist, claiming that the site courted and fostered a recruiting ground for the Alt-Right and Nazis. In the documents it’s revealed that Enthusiast Gaming is attempting to strike out certain statements that were made about Pitts’ previous history of alleged employee intimidation and harassment, as well as defending Pitts’ purge of thousands of tweets by claiming that it was not spoiling evidence. Continue reading “The Escapist Lawsuit: Russ Pitts Claims That Deleting Tweets Wasn’t Destroying Evidence”

The Escapist Lawsuit Documents Outline Allegations Of Russ Pitts Abusing Staff

Russ Pitts Lawsuit

[Update 12/18/2018:] As the legal costs are starting to add up, Marks has started a GoFundMe page to help cover the legal fees for the defamation suit against The Escapist.

[Original article:] The defamation lawsuit against Enthusiast Gaming relating to disparaging comments that The Escapist editor-in-chief Russ Pitts made regarding previous staff members has turned over a new leaf of information relating to some of the allegations that have come up regarding Pitts back when he was originally the editor-in-chief at The Escapist during his first run with the publication. Continue reading “The Escapist Lawsuit Documents Outline Allegations Of Russ Pitts Abusing Staff”

Escapist Magazine Lawsuit Sees Russ Pitts Trying To Liken Right-Wing Politics With Nazism

The Escapist

The libel and defamation lawsuit that former Escapist contributor Robert B. Marks filed against Enthusiast Gaming and The Escapist Magazine editor-in-chief Russ Pitts has moved forward to the next phase. The defendants, Enthusiast Gaming and Russ Pitts, have motioned to dismiss the lawsuit because they claim that Marks is suing the wrong company and that Pitts wasn’t referencing anyone specific by claiming that former staff at The Escapist were Alt-Right and associated with Nazism, he was simply referencing Right-wing politics. Continue reading “Escapist Magazine Lawsuit Sees Russ Pitts Trying To Liken Right-Wing Politics With Nazism”

Lawsuit Moves Forward Regarding Escapist Editor-In-Chief Russ Pitts’ Alt-Right Comments

The Escapist

A former contributor for The Escapist, Robert Marks, is moving forward with the libel suit against the new owners of the The Escapist, Enthusiast Gaming. The suit comes on the heels of a July 28th, 2018 podcast featuring the new editor-in-chief, Russ Pitts, who claimed that the content of The Escapist contained promotion of Alt-Right sentiment and that the site had become a recruitment tool for the Alt-Right. Former staff claimed that these statements were not true and that they were potentially damaging and harmful. Continue reading “Lawsuit Moves Forward Regarding Escapist Editor-In-Chief Russ Pitts’ Alt-Right Comments”

Escapist Magazine’s No Politics Policy Enrages Game Journalists, SJW Activists

The Escapist

The Escapist Magazine is coming back. Enthusiast Gaming, the current parent company over Destructoid, is reviving the gaming outlet. They rehired editor-in-chief, Russ Pitts, from back during The Escapist’s early days. [Correction: The original statement mentioned that Pitts was the original editor-in-chief, but he was actually the second editor-in-chief. The original editor-in-chief was Julianne Greer, from 2009 to 2011]

According to culture critic Bob “Moviebob” Chipman, he’s also been rehired. Continue reading “Escapist Magazine’s No Politics Policy Enrages Game Journalists, SJW Activists”

The Escapist Is Coming Back And Will Leave Politics At The Door

The Escapist

The Enthusiast Gaming network recently purchased The Escapist. The outlet was on its death throes after skimming down its staff back in October of 2017. Now that the network has stepped in to take over, they’re re-launching The Escapist with one of the former editor-in-chiefs at the helm, Russ Pitts. Continue reading “The Escapist Is Coming Back And Will Leave Politics At The Door”

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