Monday, May 27, 2024

The Zak Conspiracy Theorists Admitted They Lied

If you read his blog, this is the most important thing that's ever been on it:

I started this blog in 2009 to document my mostly-porn-stars' game group's D&D game and my game ideas.

A little while later, I started getting asked to make my own game stuff, and I did.

As is typical for someone a little internet-famous, lots of conspiracy theories about me started spreading.

Most of these didn't affect much until 2019, when basically they destroyed my life

An Oxford-educated psychotherapist and researcher wrote a story about all this, documenting the conspiracy theorists harassing me, doing extensive interviews with the harassers where they openly admit they know they weren't telling the truth:


The researcher got harassed as soon as she published and got scared and took it down. However the audio clips of the folks admitting they lied are here:


Interviewees confirmed they talked to her here:


and here:




Goatmansgoblet/Brian Yaksha/Brian Richmond deleted his twitter after he was exposed.

Others apologized spontaneously:


...others had to be sued before they apologized:

Because Mike Mearls (formerly of offical WOTC D&D and someone else targeted by the conspiracy theory described in the article) was recently hired by Chaosium, the conspiracy theorists are having a field day again, lying all over again, and being believed all over again.  

I've successfully sued three times over this. The research is done, it's public. People involved directly admitted into an audio recorder that they lied, didn't check sources, spread things they didn't confirm.

This should matter. This should end. 

Claims like this are basically attempted murder--and they will succeed unless the people who don't want me dead take this as seriously as the people who do.

I am at the limit of my ability to communicate the seriousness of the situation. I don't know what to do.
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14 comments:

bhaktibaya said...

I hope this will come to a positive end for you soon, man. When I mentioned that whole sad affair on a Discord forum, the reaction was almost zero. Strange, really.

Zak Sabbath said...

@bhaktibaya

1. Which forum?

2. "Hope" won't change anything. What changes things is readers doing stuff.

Zak Sabbath said...

@Virgil Clemens

Sorry, misinformation is not allowed in the comments.

Zak Sabbath said...

@anon

Sorry, no anonymous comments allowed.

Zak Sabbath said...

@Virgil

Claims aren't facts. Burden of proof is on the -accuser-.

Misinformation is not allowed in the comments.

Zak Sabbath said...

@Virgil

-I won my cases: that's a fact.

-What anyone involved in the case claims is true is not necessarily a fact--and by the very nature of court cases, not all parties' claims can be true since they make mutually exclusive claims.

Duh.

-I'm innocent--that is also a fact. If you have proof to the contrary--provide it.

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Darius_V said...

Can you elaborate on the new Mike Mearls stuff (maybe in your next blog post?). First time I'm hearing of it. I believe you, but I have no idea what's going on: are you getting harassed over him getting hired by Chaosium? On what platform is this taking place? Etc.

Zak Sabbath said...

@Darius_V

Ok, the Mike Mearls stuff:

1. It was recently announced that Mike Mearls, after being let go by WOTC/Hasbro/D&D, was hired by Chaosium.

2. The Usual Suspects then responded to the news on various forms by complaining that Mike Mearls was in any way employed anywhere

3. Why? Because of the Mike Mearls-Zak Conspiracy Theory dreamed up by the Something Awful goons years ago. That theory and all the reasons it is easy to disprove is explained here:

https://officialzsannouncements.blogspot.com/2019/12/on-harassment-of-mike-mearls.html

and goons admitted they knew it was made up here:

https://archive.is/0Nv3c

4. Basically any time they make this claim they are--in every jurisdiction I know of--breaking the law and harassing Mike and me, committing defamation. Because every part of the theory requires a lie:

-Mike didn't communicate the names of people who complained about me to me
-I didn't harass anyone
-I am not an abuser

So repeating the conspiracy theory anywhere is breaking the law in 3 ways.

5. Where?
Mostly Twitter, reddit, Facebook and Discord, as pretty much always.

Darius_V said...

Thanks!

luke barrass said...

I never believed a word. It's a sad state of affairs when you know you done nothing wrong yet other people are so trigger happy to come to arms of the accuser upon scant evidence, wish you the best of health. Just keep trucking on.

Knower said...

So your campaign for truth, justice and apologies has failed - What's next?

Zak Sabbath said...

@Knower

It's not over yet by a long shot. There is much more to do.

Simon Tsevelev said...

"Here are some people who apologized for acting wrong, proof 1, proof 2, proof 3".
"AHA, you campaign for apologies has failed!"

Medically fascinating.

Zak Sabbath said...

@Simon Tsevelev

Until the people responsible are all held accountable and the things they did were undone, the campaign is, at minimum, unfinished, Simon.