I haven't lost a case yet.
For years everyone has been telling me how hard it is to win a defamation case in the US.
Fewer than 5% of civil cases go to trial.
Viv, for one, admits to having spent over half a million dollars on her cases, yet I won while evicted, on food stamps, and missing five teeth.
You may have heard about my case against GenCon being dismissed. It was. Then I appealed. Only about 20% of appeals are successful. I appealed, it worked.
And then everybody was telling me how hard it was to sue overseas--how would you collect? You collect the same way people overseas pay for anything else, with the internet. It's 2023.
Everyone who was screaming at you about me was wrong. Again.
How long can hundreds of nerds be wrong before just admitting it?
Both in court and on the internet, when anyone anywhere is asked to produce any proof I did anything bad they come up empty.
This is especially significant considering how many people are claiming I did bad online things--things that should be able to be proved with a fucking screenshot. Nobody has been able to come up with thing one.
Basically, every single thing a person could possibly do to prove they're innocent, I did. In person, on video, via tweet, in court, out of court, you name it--I have been subjected to every kind of scrutiny from every direction for longer than it'd take to earn a Bachelor's.
If you still think I did something wrong, I'm not asking "provide proof" (there isn't any), I'm just asking, for the millionth time: Why? What makes you personally believe any of this shit?
-When at least a dozen of the people who spread this bullshit have been, themselves, cancelled?
-When the original beef that all the Something Awful goons (like Ettin) had was fake allegations of transphobia against someone whose main online defenders are trans, who repeatedly got trans people hired, and gave up a 5-figure contract to protest transphobia?
-When the original beef that all the story game designers had was a bunch of shit nobody now believes about the supposed objective inferiority of Old School games or people who played them?
-When there's video evidence that the people who started this particular round of harassment turned out to be lying out their asses?
-When the excuse that I have a trust fund turns out to be bullshit because I don't?
-When the excuse that "well the laws are different there" turns out to be bullshit because I won in the US, too?
-When the excuse that I was "obnoxious" has to be put side by side with but you lied about rape?
What the fuck reason do they have left?
Ask them. Ask for the receipts that justify their hate.
Ask WOTC and Hasbro what's left of their reasons for doing this..
Ask GenCon what's left.
Ask Matt Mercer what's left.
Ask the folks at Green Ronin Games what's left.
Ask the guys at Mothership what's left.
Ask Patrick Stuart and Gus L and Arnold K and Noisms over at Monsters and Manuals and all the other OSR people what's left.
Ask Chris McDowall and the OSR discord what's left.
Ask Sandy Pug Games and Tin Star Games what's left.
Ask the Troika folks what's left.
Ask all the sacred crackpots what's left.
Ask Ramanan and Grey Wizard working on BREAK! what's left.
Ask Crystal Frasier and Jessica Price --formerly of Paizo--what's left.
Ask Andy Kitkowski--the founder of Story-Games.com--and Ron Edwards--leading light of the Forge--what's left.
Ask RPGnet and reddit/RPG and reddit/OSR what's left.
Ask OneBookShelf what's left.
When every single reason for hurting someone has been proven by time and by inquiry and by the law to be bullshit, what claim are they hanging on to?
Ask for the receipts. Ask why they ever believed any of it. Ask if they think their reasons were good. Ask if they're even capable of changing their minds.
Please ask them for me.
Ask because I can't do it because I'm busy moving because I can't live in my apartment any more, and my friends here can't because they're busy helping me.
And when you ask these people, remind them: I will never give up. So if they've got reasons, they'd better be real sure what they are.