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”

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 Editor-in-Chief Russ Pitts Resigns Due To Mental Health

Russ Pitts

Former editor-in-chief Russ Pitts has stepped down from Enthusiast Gaming Media and the The Escapist V2, effective immediately. The news comes courtesy of Pitts himself, who penned a meaty missive on Medium detailing his mental health issues, living with trauma, and how he’s trying to work through it, hence his departure from The Escapist. Continue reading “The Escapist Editor-in-Chief Russ Pitts Resigns Due To Mental Health”

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 Docs Outline Russ Pitts Erasing Female Journalists’ Achievements

Russ Pitts Fingerbang

The lawsuit involving The Escapist continues to unfold with more court documents being unveiled. They certainly don’t reveal Russ Pitts in the best of light, especially regarding stories of him having just “fingerbanged a fat chick” and also his pointed erasure of the achievements made by female journalists at The Escapist during his original tenure there as editor-in-chief. Continue reading “The Escapist Lawsuit Docs Outline Russ Pitts Erasing Female Journalists’ Achievements”

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”

Before Rebooting The Escapist Russ Pitts Wanted To “Erase The Alt-Right Stink”

Russ Pitts Alt-Right

Back in July of 2018 during a episode of the Moehill Mountain podcast, The Escapist editor-in-chief Russ Pitts commented that The Escapist staff courted the Alt-Right and Nazis with its content, before he took over the outlet. Pitts made similar comments again in September of 2018, much to the dismay of some former Escapist staff members. Continue reading “Before Rebooting The Escapist Russ Pitts Wanted To “Erase The Alt-Right Stink””

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”

The Escapist Was An Alt-Right Recruitment Tool, Says Russ Pitts

Russ Pitts The Escapist Alt-Right GamerGate

When Enthusiast Gaming announced that it had purchased The Escapist Magazine and reinstated Russ Pitts as the editor-in-chief, the first thing Pitts did was make a post declaring that they would be “leaving politics at the door”. This was taken with much glee and excitement from the gaming audience, as they’ve grown fatigued and tired of all the politics ruining video game news coverage as of late. Continue reading “The Escapist Was An Alt-Right Recruitment Tool, Says Russ Pitts”

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