Harassment charges dropped against man who started GamerGate

Developer Zoë Quinn has decided to drop harassment charges against her ex-boyfriend, Eron Gjoni, who started the online fight known as GamerGate with his blog titled “The Zoe Post”.

Quinn said that getting a restraining order against Gjoni turned out to be the least effective thing she could have done to get him out of her life.

“Every time something happened or the case was updated, he’d run back to the mob and make promises and jokes and pleas for more money. The mob would respond by going after me, my family, and anyone else they decided was involved,” said Quinn.

Quinn said that judges, lawyers, police, and juries often don’t understand the Internet.

“One told me to simply give up my career and stop going [online] if I didn’t like the abuse.”

Quinn said even a legal victory for her may fuel further harassment against her and her loved ones.

Rather than fighting on, Quinn said she would rather withdraw the charges, move on, and heal.

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