For years, one of the biggest video game forums has been NeoGAF. Gamers from all over the world gathered to talk about all things games, developers looked to the forum to gain an insight into the minds of their consumers, and there was even the occasional leak from various insiders.
The site has a pretty unique reputation, some people love it, some people find it absolutely toxic due to some of the members in the community who can be vicious. However, it appears that just about everyone is turning on the site right now.
Site founder Tyler Malka, who goes by the alias "EviLore", has found himself in hot water after being accused of sexually assaulting a woman. The woman outed the notorious forum owner in a Facebook post where she claimed that Malka was her friend and after a night of partying in her hotel room, she got sick. The accuser then stated that she hopped in the shower alone and Malka attempted to join her, uninvited. She goes on to state that she had a boyfriend at the time and wasn't giving him any signals. After telling him to get out of the shower, he became hostile towards her.
This all comes in the wake of a number of sexual harassment accusations in both Hollywood and the gaming industry. Acclaimed film producer Harvey Weinstein used his power to assault women in a variety of ways, stars like Ben Affleck have now been accused of groping women at industry events, and a former Naughty Dog employee recently stated that he was harassed by a lead at the studio and PlayStation attempted to buy his silence with $20,000. After refusing the money and realizing nothing was going to be done to the predator, the employee was let go by Sony and Naughty Dog.
Over the last month, people have been very vocal about their personal experiences with many celebrities condemning the actions of people like Weinstein and even coming out with their own tragic stories. With that said, members of NeoGAF are taking a stand against Malka who already has a history of sexual harassment/assault, dating back many years. It all began with a few members taking the risk of having their accounts banned to speak up, after being silenced by moderators and EviLore, more and more began to rise against the site.