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October 23, 2017

Kotaku spoke to the girl who made the allegations against NeoGAF owner EviLore

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Darmik 17 hours ago#1
https://www.kotaku.com.au/2017/10/neogaf-goes-dark-after-sexual-misconduct-allegation-against-owner/

The mass exodus was spurred by a Facebook post last Tuesday by film director Ima Leupp. The post, a part of the millions-strong #MeToo phenomenon that has women speaking out about personal instances of sexual harassment, described a trip Leupp says she took with NeoGAF owner Tyler "Evilore" Malka two years ago. 

Although she originally did not name Malka, she later posted in the comments of her thread that interested parties should "google Evilore." She said that while she and Malka, who was her friend, were drinking together in a New Orleans hotel room in April 2015, she became very sick. 

Then, she says, Malka came up behind her in the shower without her consent. She says she told him to get the hell out.

She wrote: "I was throwing up and decided to hop in the shower to feel better. I was surprised when he got into the shower, fully naked behind me. I had a boyfriend at the time and didn't think I had given him any reason to believe I wanted this. I didn't cheat." The post was screencapped and has been shared widely over the past few days.


In a phone conversation with Kotaku, Leupp said that even after the alleged shower incident, she'd continued her friendship and even had a brief physical relationship with Malka until they had a falling out at E3 2015. 

She said that, prior to the alleged shower incident "I had no reason not to trust him. He had been introducing me to people and helping me network for my film company," she told me. "I feel gross from having ever been in contact with this person."


In one thread, a NeoGAF poster uploaded screencaps of another woman's #MeToo post, involving allegations about a film journalist.

Malka asked, "No evidence at all? No corroborating testimony? No behavioural red flags?," adding, "So far this is nothing like other recent industry scandals." Later, after receiving pushback from posters who found his initial comment callous, Malka described posters' immediate support of the #MeToo post as "witch hunts," adding that it will take time for the allegations' veracity to be proven.


Sarah, who asked that Kotaku use a fake name, has posted on NeoGAF since 2010 because she thought it was a comfortable place for women to discuss games on the internet. Of recent events, she said, "When all the guys started getting banned for defending women speaking up, I realised this has been a problem for a long time. The girls on GAF are leaving, not talking anymore. It seems like Tyler is shutting down talk of misogyny or sexism and stuff like that in a harsh way."

One incident that has recirculated in the wake of these allegations is a 2012 post in which Malka described how, at a party in Spain, he grabbed a woman's butt after buying her a drink:

"At one point in a bar a girl who didn't speak any English came up to me and started flirting heavily, then went straight into asking me to buy her a drink ... I laughed because drinks here were all of two Euros, but consented and then grabbed her arse hard to show that I wasn't being taken advantage of, and she thought better of treating me as a mark and left without taking her drink."

In his defence, Malka later commented, "I don't endorse getting overly physical with complete strangers without any implication of consent," but added, "This was a very specific situation that went down. We're all smashed, hard, at this million person party where normalcy is thrown at the window."


RIP NeoGAF
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Akagami_Shanks 17 hours ago#2
brief physical relationship

well I guess it didn't affect her as much as she's making it out to be if she ended up fucking him anyway.
A_Good_Boy 16 hours ago#3
She was drinking with a dude in a hotel room and even took a shower with him in it? Even ended up having sex with the dude some time later? Huh, idk man.
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D-Lo_BrownTown 16 hours ago#4
Darmik 16 hours ago#5
It's a combination of everything really. It's his actions with her combined with his attitude about these allegations and how he treats women when they're drunk that has lead to this total shit storm. He's a creep who doesn't respect boundaries. The girl forgiving him doesn't really change that.
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chill02 16 hours ago#6
and nothing of value was lost
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Sakuyakun 14 hours ago#7
In a phone conversation with Kotaku, Leupp said that even after the alleged shower incident, she’d continued her friendship and even had a brief physical relationship with Malka until they had a falling out at E3 2015


He really botched this one out for not making a fast statement.
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Darmik 14 hours ago#8
Depends. It's entirely possible his defense of the situation is what caused the mods to leave.
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DoubleDare 14 hours ago#9
95% of bathrooms have a locking door.
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Darmik 13 hours ago#10
DoubleDare posted...
95% of bathrooms have a locking door.


She was drunk and vomiting.
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StucklnMyPants 13 hours ago#12
Darmik posted...
I had a boyfriend at the time and didn't think I had given him any reason to believe I wanted this.

Sharing a hotel room and drinking with a guy seems like a pretty good indicator to me. IDK, maybe it's different where I come from.
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sylverlolol 13 hours ago#13
StucklnMyPants posted...
Darmik posted...
I had a boyfriend at the time and didn't think I had given him any reason to believe I wanted this.

Sharing a hotel room and drinking with a guy seems like a pretty good indicator to me. IDK, maybe it's different where I come from.

What? Unless she gave clear indication that she had a desire to be more than friends...yeah, that doesn't mean anything. They could've decided to share the room to save money.
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Darmik 13 hours ago#14
StucklnMyPants posted...
Darmik posted...
I had a boyfriend at the time and didn't think I had given him any reason to believe I wanted this.

Sharing a hotel room and drinking with a guy seems like a pretty good indicator to me. IDK, maybe it's different where I come from.


Not really. It's not like they were strangers. Going to a friends hotel room doesn't mean you want to bang them.
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apolloooo 12 hours ago#15
chill02 posted...
and nothing of value was lost
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Drasilor 12 hours ago#16
Akagami_Shanks posted...
brief physical relationship

well I guess it didn't affect her as much as she's making it out to be if she ended up fucking him anyway.
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Akagami_Shanks posted...
brief physical relationship

well I guess it didn't affect her as much as she's making it out to be if she ended up fucking him anyway.

Everyone's riding the Weinstien coattails. This is just going to keep popping up in various places for the next month or so.
Sakuyakun 12 hours ago#18
In a phone conversation with Kotaku, Leupp said that even after the alleged shower incident, she’d continued her friendship and even had a brief physical relationship with Malka until they had a falling out at E3 2015


I still can't believe neogaf burned down because of this
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yeah she should have put that part in her Facebook post 

"So eventually I ended up banging him but...still!"
DoubleDare 5 hours ago#20
Yea you usually try to see if a girl is interested by trying to kiss her or something else.

Only an awkward person would probably think just showing up in the shower nude would be a good idea to see if the girl really is interested.
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Pastryarchy 5 hours ago#21
The girl forgiving him doesn't really look good for her allegations.


Darmik posted...
Going to a friends hotel room doesn't mean you want to bang them.

That I agree with. It's not much different then when two platonic business partners share a hotel room. They drink together too.
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PBusted 5 hours ago#22
SavenForever 4 hours ago#23
Girl seems scummy, but evilore has admitted to sexual assault in the past so it finally caught up to him. Fuck him.
StucklnMyPants posted...
Darmik posted...
I had a boyfriend at the time and didn't think I had given him any reason to believe I wanted this.

Sharing a hotel room and drinking with a guy seems like a pretty good indicator to me. IDK, maybe it's different where I come from.


I've shared hotels with friends of the opposite sex and nothing was ever implied whatsoever, but I guess I can't say everyone is the same.
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Sakuyakun 1 hour ago#25
I really think there is really more story behind this incident.
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josifrees 1 hour ago#26
This girl is actually sailor bacon in disguise
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It worries me that CE Thinks rape is ok so long as you have consensual sex lAter
^ Hey now that's completely unfair.
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